Bacteria and Cancer

Editors: Khan, Abdul Arif (Ed.)

  • Extensive coverage of negative and positive associations between bacteria and cancer
  • Simplification of complicated associations with illustrations and figures
  • Contains idea for utilization of bacteriological knowledge in cancer research
  • Focus on recent advances in bacteria and cancer biology
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Bacterial infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. These infections always remained enigmatic due to initial reluctance of cancer researchers in understanding their etiologic potential. Etiological association of bacteria with cancer gained credibility after discovery of carcinogenic potential of Helicobacter pylori. Moreover, other suspected associations including Salmonella typhi and gallbladder cancer, Streptococcus bovis and colon cancer, Chlamydia psittaci and ocular adnexal lymphoma and Chlamydia pneumoniae with lung cancer, etc. are looking for a legitimate appraisal to unravel their etiologic potential without prejudice. 

In contrary, bacteria also show protective role in certain types of cancer. Certain agents derived from bacteria are successfully in practice for the management of cancer. The integrate association of bacteria and cancer is evident in both positive and negative aspects. The role of bacteria in cancer etiology and treatment is vigorously studied since last few years. Present book tries to provide current status of research undergoing in above direction, with the glimpses of future possibility for using microbiological knowledge in the management of this deadly killer.

This book will interest specialists dealing with cancer associated infectious complications, researchers working in the field of cancer biology, teachers and scientists in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, medicine and oncology. The unique coverage of bacteriology and cancer association in both positive and negative way can usher into development of novel thrust area for microbiology students and experts.

 

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“This is a specialist text … aimed at those Clinicians involved in treating infectious complications of cancer. It is also relevant to researchers and scientists in the field of microbiology and biotechnology as well as medicine. … The aim of this book is to provide the current status of ongoing research and attempts to use microbiological knowledge in the management of cancer.” (Karin Baria, Oncology News, Vol. 7 (6), January/February, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of the Association Between Bacterial Infections and Cancer

    Caygill, Christine P. J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Gastric Cancer and Helicobacter pylori

    Amedei, Amedeo (et al.)

    Pages 25-60

  • Streptococcus bovis and Colorectal Cancer

    Tjalsma, Harold (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Chlamydial Disease: A Crossroad Between Chronic Infection and Development of Cancer

    Contini, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 79-116

  • Salmonella typhi and Gallbladder Cancer

    Ferreccio, Catterina

    Pages 117-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bacteria and Cancer
Editors
  • Abdul Arif Khan
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2585-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2585-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2584-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9962-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 278
Topics