In this week’s discussion board, you are expected to extensvely research (begin by reading chapter 6 of The Molecular Basis of Cancer textbook, by Mendelsohn et al) and write on the topic – The Role of Infectious Agents in Oncogenesis. You are required to use the outline sketched out below as a guide (you should not restrict yourself to it – it is the minimal requirement; you may go beyond).
– Introduction and history of infectious agents and oncogenesis
– Identify at least five (5) infectious agents that play a role in oncogenesis
– For each infectious agent, discuss the following;
What cancer(s) is it associated with its development?
What is (are) the oncogenic factor(s) in the infectious agent?
What is (are) the mechanism(s) of oncogenesis?
What are your suggestions for prevention, control and or treatment of any of these cancers?
In your replies, you will analyze the posts of any two of your classmates and identify any new information you may have gleaned from their writings, address any omissions or inaccuracies you observe, make relevant scientific contributions to the discussion and ask for clarifications on any unclear areas in the person’s post.