Infections and cancer: the “fifty shades of immunity” hypothesis

  title={Infections and cancer: the “fifty shades of immunity” hypothesis},
  author={Camille Jacqueline and Aur{\'e}lie Tasiemski and Gabriele Sorci and Beata Ujvari and Fatima Maachi and Doroth{\'e}e Miss{\'e} and François N.R. Renaud and Paul W. Ewald and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thomas and Benjamin Roche},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, infection has emerged as a fundamental aspect of cancer causation with a growing number of pathogens recognized as oncogenic. Meanwhile, oncolytic viruses have also attracted considerable interest as possible agents of tumor destruction. Lost in the dichotomy between oncogenic and oncolytic agents, the indirect influence of infectious organisms on carcinogenesis has been largely unexplored. We describe the various ways – from functional aspects to… CONTINUE READING
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