Infectious Causes of Cancer

Infectious Causes of Cancer

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Over 99% of the world's population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers. Infectious Causes of Cancer, aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer, discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and cancer. Key Features: A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to prevention A must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotion Brings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publicationIn its most subtle form this may be duplication of a single gene or loss of a single tumour suppressor gene. For the purpose of ... Transfection of blood stem cells has been used as a therapy for a condition called SCID in which there is near total loss of the immune defences. Unfortunately, of the ... A fact sheet on imprinting can be found at In some casesanbsp;...

Title:Infectious Causes of Cancer
Author:Kenneth Campbell
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-06-15


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