Skip to main content

Advertisement

Epidemiology, prevention and public health

This section aims to consider publications which focus on all aspects of cancer epidemiology including risk factors for disease initiation and development, social determinants, environmental, behavioural, and occupational correlates, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.

Page 1 of 23

  1. Kidney transplantation (KT) correlates with an increased risk of developing several malignancies; however, the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) after KT remains debatable and has been marginally explored. Hence...

    Authors: Han-En Wang, Yu-Chan Liao, Je-Ming Hu, Wen-Chih Wu, Wan-Yun Chou, Yong-Chen Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Chi-Feng Hung, Yu-Feng Tian, San-Lin You and Chien-An Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1120

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. The prevalence of both atrial fibrillation (AF) and malignancies are increasing in the elderly, but incidences of new onset AF in different cancer subtypes are not well described.The objectives of this study w...

    Authors: Christina Boegh Jakobsen, Morten Lamberts, Nicholas Carlson, Morten Lock-Hansen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H. Gislason and Morten Schou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1105

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. There are differences in the quality of care among breast cancer patients. Narrowing the quality differences could be achieved by increasing the utilization rate of indicators. Here we explored key indicators ...

    Authors: Chao Wang, Xi Li, Shaofei Su, Xinyu Wang, Jingkun Li, Xiaoqiang Bao and Meina Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1099

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Adapting screening strategy to colorectal cancer (CRC) risk may improve efficiency for all stakeholders however limited tools for such risk stratification exist. Colorectal cancers usually evolve from advanced...

    Authors: Laura W. Musselwhite, Thomas S. Redding IV, Kellie J. Sims, Meghan C. O’Leary, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Terry Hyslop, Ziad F. Gellad, Brian A. Sullivan, David Lieberman and Dawn Provenzale

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1097

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. The features and survival of stage IV breast cancer patients with different metastatic sites are poorly understood. This study aims to examine the clinicopathological features and survival of stage IV breast c...

    Authors: Ru Wang, Yayun Zhu, Xiaoxu Liu, Xiaoqin Liao, Jianjun He and Ligang Niu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1091

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. It remains controversial whether weight change could influence the risks of colorectal cancer (CRC) and mortality. This study aimed to quantify the associations between full-spectrum changes in body mass index...

    Authors: Ji-Bin Li, Sheng Luo, Martin C. S. Wong, Cai Li, Li-Fen Feng, Jian-Hong Peng, Jing-Hua Li and Xi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1082

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. Globally, epidemiological evidence suggests cancer incidence and outcomes among Indigenous peoples are a growing concern. Although historically cancer among First Nations (FN) peoples in Canada was relatively ...

    Authors: Tara C. Horrill, Lindsey Dahl, Esther Sanderson, Garry Munro, Cindy Garson, Carole Taylor, Randy Fransoo, Genevieve Thompson, Catherine Cook, Janice Linton and Annette S. H. Schultz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1055

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. The longevity for people with intellectual disability (ID) has significantly increased in developed countries during the past decades. Consequently, the incidence of cancer is expected to increase in this grou...

    Authors: Mikael Segerlantz, Anna Axmon, Rebecca Gagnemo Persson, Eva Brun and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1040

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Women with ovarian cancer can present with a variety of symptoms and signs, and an increasing range of tests are available for their investigation. A number of international guidelines provide advice for the i...

    Authors: Garth Funston, Marije Van Melle, Marie-Louise Ladegaard Baun, Henry Jensen, Charles Helsper, Jon Emery, Emma J. Crosbie, Matthew Thompson, Willie Hamilton and Fiona M. Walter

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1028

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Research shows disparities in cancer outcomes by ethnicity or socio-economic status. Therefore, it is the aim of our study to perform a matched-pair analysis which compares the outcome of German and non-German...

    Authors: Marie K. Budde, Walther Kuhn, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Friedrich Bootz, Jörg C. Kalff, Stefan C. Müller, Thomas Bieber, Peter Brossart, Hartmut Vatter, Ulrich Herrlinger, Dieter C. Wirtz, Hans H. Schild, Glen Kristiansen, Thorsten Pietsch, Stefan Aretz, Franziska Geiser…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1024

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. Pre-clinical studies have shown that furosemide slows cancer cell growth by acting on the Na-K-2Cl transporter, particularly for gastric cancer cells. However, epidemiological studies have not investigated fur...

    Authors: Peipei Liu, Úna C. McMenamin, Andrew D. Spence, Brian T. Johnston, Helen G. Coleman and Chris R. Cardwell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1017

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. The objectives were to investigate the disparity in the prevalence of bone metastases (BM) between the sexes and to assess the effect of female sex on the development and prognosis of BM.

    Authors: Wenjuan Ma, Karl Peltzer, Lisha Qi, Guijun Xu, Zheng Liu, Jingyi Wang, Min Mao, Vladimir P. Chekhonin, Xin Wang and Chao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1001

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. The low data publication rate for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs, and discrepancies between FDA-submitted versus published data, remain a concern. We investigated the publication statuses of...

    Authors: Kenji Omae, Yuki Kataoka, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Yosuke Yamamoto, Shunichi Fukuhara and Toshi A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:998

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. Cervical cancer is a global public health problem and the second most common cancer causing morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia. Few available evidences revealed that despite distribution and severity of cervi...

    Authors: Kalkidan Solomon, Mulugeta Tamire and Mirgissa Kaba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:989

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. The organisation and systematisation of health actions and services are essential to ensure patient safety and the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care. The objective of this study was to analyse the st...

    Authors: Mario Jorge Sobreira da Silva, Gisele O’Dwyer and Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:987

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. Ovarian cancer (OC) is the seventh most common malignancy worldwide and the most lethal gynaecological malignancy. We aimed to explore global geographical patterns and temporal trends from 1973 to 2015 for 41 ...

    Authors: Yanting Zhang, Ganfeng Luo, Mengjie Li, Pi Guo, Yuejiao Xiao, Huanlin Ji and Yuantao Hao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:984

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  17. Strong associations exist between Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) and upper urothelial carcinomas (UUCs). However, the common etiology between the two remains unclear and there are no studies to date that vis...

    Authors: Danira Medunjanin, Zdenko Sonicki, John E. Vena, Ante Cvitkovic and Sara Wagner Robb

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:950

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. Studies on relationship between tubal ligation and endometrial cancer have led to contradictory findings. In several studies, however, a reduced endometrial cancer risk was suggested following tubal ligation. ...

    Authors: Laleh Loghmani, Nafise Saedi, Reza Omani-Samani, Saeid Safiri, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Saman Maroufizadeh, Arezoo Esmailzadeh, Maryam Shokrpour, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae and Amir Almasi-Hashiani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:942

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. In Brazil, 211 thousand (16.14%) of all death certificates in 2016 identified cancer as the underlying cause of death, and it is expected that around 320 thousand will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2019. We ai...

    Authors: Alessandro Bigoni, José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Elisabete Weiderpass and Kristina Kjærheim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:940

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. A high prevalence of postoperative complications is closely associated with a worse short- and long-term outcome. This current study aimed to investigate potential risk factors including albumin-to-fibrinogen ...

    Authors: Xuexue You, Qun Zhou, Jie Song, Linguang Gan, Junping Chen and Huachun Shen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:931

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. Reproductive characteristics are well-established risk factors for breast cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully resolved. We hypothesized that altered DNA methylation, measured in tumor tissue, c...

    Authors: Lauren E. McCullough, Lindsay J. Collin, Kathleen Conway, Alexandra J. White, Yoon Hee Cho, Sumitra Shantakumar, Mary Beth Terry, Susan L. Teitelbaum, Alfred I. Neugut, Regina M. Santella, Jia Chen and Marilie D. Gammon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:926

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. Gingival metastasis from primary hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is rare, highly malignant, and generally has no distinct symptoms. Not performing a biopsy can lead to misdiagnosis. This article reports an 87-year...

    Authors: Yating Hou, Weiping Deng, Gang Deng, Linhui Hu, Chao Liu and Lishu Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:925

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  23. Older patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast (HER2 + MBC) cancer are underrepresented in clinical trials. We aim to describe the treatment patterns and overall survival (OS) for older women receiving tr...

    Authors: Benjamin Daniels, Belinda E. Kiely, Monica Tang, Hanna Tervonen and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:909

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Australia and worldwide, with incidence rates varying with age, sex and geographic location. As part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury study, we aimed to map th...

    Authors: Stephanie P. Cowdery, Muhammad A. Sajjad, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Lana J. Williams, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S. Page, Alasdair G Sutherland, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk, David Campbell…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:892

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. Evidences support social inequalities in cancer survival. Studies on hematological malignancies, and more specifically Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), are sparser. Our study assessed: 1/ the influence of patient...

    Authors: Eloïse Berger, Cyrille Delpierre, Fabien Despas, Sarah Bertoli, Emilie Bérard, Oriane Bombarde, Pierre Bories, Audrey Sarry, Guy Laurent, Christian Récher and Sébastien Lamy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:883

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. The relationship between first-degree family history of female breast cancer and prostate cancer risk in the general population remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis to determine the association betwee...

    Authors: Zheng-Ju Ren, De-Hong Cao, Qin Zhang, Peng-Wei Ren, Liang-Ren Liu, Qiang Wei, Wu-Ran Wei and Qiang Dong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:871

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. Few studies compared cancer incidence among migrants both to their host countries and to their population of origin. We aimed to compare cancer incidence of ethnic Germans who migrated from the former Soviet U...

    Authors: Philipp Jaehn, Simone Kaucher, Lidia V. Pikalova, Sofia Mazeina, Hiltraud Kajüter, Heiko Becher, Mikhail Valkov and Volker Winkler

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:869

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. Most clinical trials on colorectal cancer (CRC) exclude cases who have history of a prior malignancy. However, no prior research studied this history’s actual impact on the survival of CRC. In the paper, we st...

    Authors: Muneer J. Al-Husseini, Anas M. Saad, Hadeer H. Mohamed, Mohamad A. Alkhayat, Mohamad Bassam Sonbol and Omar Abdel-Rahman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:863

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. Nested case-control studies examining the association between serum markers of chronic inflammation, focused on three specific biomarkers (CRP, IL-8 and TNF-α), and risk of pancreatic cancer have reported no a...

    Authors: Sam Sollie, Dominique S. Michaud, Debashis Sarker, Sophia N. Karagiannis, Debra H. Josephs, Niklas Hammar, Aida Santaolalla, Goran Walldius, Hans Garmo, Lars Holmberg, Ingmar Jungner and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:858

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. To investigate the association between pre-diagnostic colonoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality in South Australia.

    Authors: Ming Li, Ian Olver, Dorothy Keefe, Carol Holden, Dan Worthley, Timothy Price, Christos Karapetis, Caroline Miller, Kate Powell, Dianne Buranyi-Trevarton, Kellie Fusco and David Roder

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:856

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. In 2017, the New South Wales Cancer Registry (NSWCR) participated in a project, supported by Cancer Australia, aiming to provide national stage data for melanoma, prostate, colorectal, breast, and lung cancers...

    Authors: Sheena Lawrance, Chau Bui, Vidur Mahindra, Maria Arcorace and Claire Cooke-Yarborough

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:850

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. The rise in cervical cancer trends in the past two decades has coincided with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic especially in the sub-Saharan African region. Young people (15 to 24 years old) are...

    Authors: Witness Mapanga, Brendan Girdler-Brown and Elvira Singh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:845

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. In the U.S., lung cancer accounts for 14% of cancer diagnoses and 28% of cancer deaths annually. Since no cure exists for advanced lung cancer, the main treatment goal is to prolong survival. Chemotherapy regi...

    Authors: K. M. Islam, T. Anggondowati, P. E. Deviany, J. E. Ryan, A. Fetrick, D. Bagenda, M. S. Copur, A. Tolentino, I. Vaziri, H. A. McKean, S. Dunder, J. E. Gray, C. Huang and A. K. Ganti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:835

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. The association between oral contraceptive (OC) use and long-term mortality remains uncertain and previous studies have reported conflicting findings. We aim to assess the long-term impact of OC use on all-cau...

    Authors: Ula Nur, Darline El Reda, Dana Hashim and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:807

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  35. Alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of breast cancer; however, its association with subsequent risk of breast cancer death is unclear.

    Authors: Huiyan Ma, Kathleen E. Malone, Jill A. McDonald, Polly A. Marchbanks, Giske Ursin, Brian L. Strom, Michael S. Simon, Jane Sullivan-Halley, Leslie Bernstein and Yani Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:800

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a serious complication of myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Clinical practice guidelines recommend routine prophylactic coverage with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)—such...

    Authors: Derek Weycker, Robin Doroff, Ahuva Hanau, Charles Bowers, Rajesh Belani, David Chandler, Alexander Lonshteyn, Mark Bensink and Gary H. Lyman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:792

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  37. The most recent results of Global Cancer Statistics indicated that gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, colorectal, esophageal, and liver cancers, are among the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwid...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Somi, Roya Dolatkhah, Sepideh Sepahi, Mina Belalzadeh, Shahnaz Naghashi and Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:782

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  38. Fast-track colonoscopy to detect patients with colorectal cancer based on high-risk symptoms is associated with low sensitivity and specificity. The aim was to derive a predictive score of advanced colonic neo...

    Authors: Fernando Fernández-Bañares, Ramon Clèries, Jaume Boadas, Josepa Ribes, Joan Carles Oliva, Antoni Alsius, Xavier Sanz, Eva Martínez-Bauer, Sara Galter, Mar Pujals, Marta Pujol, Patricia del Pozo and Rafel Campo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:734

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  39. Mexico City has one of the highest incidences and mortality rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the world and a high frequency of early relapses (17%) and early mortality (15%). Otherwise, childhood...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, Ana Elena Gil-Hernández, Elva Jiménez-Hernández, Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez, Aurora Medina-Sansón, Janet Flores-Lujano, Laura Eugenia Espinoza-Hernández, David Aldebarán Duarte-Rodríguez, Raquel Amador-Sánchez, José Gabriel Peñaloza-González, José Refugio Torres-Nava, Rosa Martha Espinosa-Elizondo, Luz Victoria Flores-Villegas, Laura Elizabeth Merino-Pasaye, María Luisa Pérez-Saldivar, Elisa María Dorantes-Acosta…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:708

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. The early detection of synchronous bone metastasis (BM) in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer (CRC) affects its initial management and prognosis. A clinical model to individually predict the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Xu Guan, Chen-xi Ma, Ji-chuan Quan, Shuai Li, Zhi-xun Zhao, Hai-peng Chen, Ming Yang, Zheng Liu, Zheng Jiang and Xi-shan Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:704

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  41. Sex differences in the incidences of cancers become a critical issue in both cancer research and the development of precision medicine. However, details in these differences have not been well reported. We pro...

    Authors: Daoshan Zheng, Justyna Trynda, Cecilia Williams, Jeremy A. Vold, Justin H. Nguyen, Denise M. Harnois, Sanjay P. Bagaria, Sarah A. McLaughlin and Zhaoyu Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:684

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. Competing molecular classification systems have been proposed to complement the TNM staging system for a better prediction of survival in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, validation studies are so far lacking...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alwers, Hendrik Bläker, Viola Walter, Lina Jansen, Matthias Kloor, Alexander Arnold, Julia Sieber-Frank, Esther Herpel, Katrin E. Tagscherer, Wilfried Roth, Jenny Chang-Claude, Hermann Brenner and Michael Hoffmeister

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:681

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  43. The physical activity (PA) level of patients undergoing major cancer surgery remains unclear. This pilot study aimed to: (i) Compare preoperative PA level between patients undergoing major cancer surgery and t...

    Authors: Daniel Steffens, Jane M. Young, Michael Solomon, Paula R. Beckenkamp, Cherry Koh, Kenneth Vuong, Matthew A. Brodie and Kim Delbaere

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:661

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  44. In order to maximize later health, there are established components and guidelines for quality follow-up care of breast cancer survivors. However, adherence to quality follow-up in Canada may not be optimal, a...

    Authors: Mary L. McBride, Patti A. Groome, Kathleen Decker, Cynthia Kendell, Li Jiang, Marlo Whitehead, Dongdong Li and Eva Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:659

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  45. The prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients can be influenced by genetic mutations and nutritional status. The relationship between these variables is unclear. The objective of the study was to verify th...

    Authors: Mariana Abe Vicente Cavagnari, Tiago Donizetti Silva, Marco Antonio Haddad Pereira, Luísa Jacques Sauer, David Shigueoka, Sarhan Sydney Saad, Katia Barão, Carla Caroline Dias Ribeiro and Nora Manoukian Forones

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:644

    Content type: Research article

    Published on: