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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

Parasitic infections and cancer: A status report

1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_158_17

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There are many tropical parasitic infections that are still present public health problem in tropical medicine. Of interest, some diseases are proved for the relationship with carcinogenesis. Many cancers are proved for the etiopathogenesis due to parasitic infections. The well-known tropical parasitic infections that can induce carcinogenesis are opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, and schistosomiasis. To prevent parasitic infection related cancer is an important consideration in clinical oncology. The standard practice is the prevention of the infection, but the hope is the development of the new vaccines for cancer prevention. Here, the authors briefly review on the current status on the cancer vaccines against the three important tropical diseases that can result in cancers, opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, and schistosomiasis.

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