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BMC Cancer

Epidemiology, prevention and public health

Section edited by Manami Inoue

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.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant crypt foci (ACF) are commonly considered the early pre-cancerous lesions that can progress to colorectal cancer (CRC). The available literature data reveal that age, dietary factors and lifestyle can ...

    Authors: Marek Kowalczyk, Marcin Orłowski, Piotr Siermontowski, Dariusz Mucha, Krzysztof Zinkiewicz, Waldemar Kurpiewski, Ewa Zieliński, Iwona Kowalczyk and Agnieszka Pedrycz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:213

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    Mammography screening is used to detect breast cancer at an early treatable stage, reducing breast cancer mortality. Traditionally, breast cancer has been seen as a disease with only progressive lesions, and h...

    Authors: Åsbjørn Schumacher Westvik, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Jan Mæhlen and Knut Liestøl

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:209

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Improvements in detection and treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) translate into more men living with PCa, who are therefore potentially at risk of a secondly diagnosed primary tumour (SDPTs). Little is known a...

    Authors: Cecilia Bosco, Hans Garmo, Niklas Hammar, Göran Walldius, Ingmar Jungner, Håkan Malmström, Lars Holmberg and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:205

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity has been implicated as a risk factor in the development of testicular cancer (TC), but the relationship remains controversial. This systematic review pooled available evidence regarding this ...

    Authors: Stephanie Huang, Virginia Signal, Diana Sarfati, Caroline Shaw, James Stanley, Katherine McGlynn and Jason Gurney

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:189

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Subjects with elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) immunoglobulin A (IgA) titers have a higher risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), indicating that reactivation of EBV in the local mucosa might be i...

    Authors: Yufeng Chen, Yifei Xu, Weilin Zhao, Xue Xiao, Xiaoying Zhou, Longde Lin, Tingting Huang, Jian Liao, Yancheng Li, Xiaoyun Zeng, Guangwu Huang, Weimin Ye and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:190

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Chronic inflammatory conditions are associated with higher tumor incidence through epigenetic and genetic alterations. Here, we focused on an association between an inflammation marker, C-reactive-protein (CRP...

    Authors: Masanori Nojima, Motoki Iwasaki, Yoshio Kasuga, Shiro Yokoyama, Hiroshi Onuma, Hideki Nishimura, Ritsu Kusama, Teruhiko Yoshida and Shoichiro Tsugane

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:184

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nijmegen breakage syndrome 1 (NBS1), as a key protein in the DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) repair pathway, plays an important role in maintaining genomic stability. Although single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP...

    Authors: Xinmei Hu, Juan Liao, Huiliu Zhao, Feng Chen, Xuefeng Zhu, Jiangheng Li and Qingqing Nong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:175

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In addition to tumor characteristics and lifestyle factors, cancer relapses are often related to the risk of death but have not been jointly studied. We investigate the prognostic factors of recurrent events a...

    Authors: Alexandre Lafourcade, Mathilde His, Laura Baglietto, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus and Virginie Rondeau

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:171

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Estimates of cancer prevalence are widely based on limited duration, often including patients living after a cancer diagnosis made in the previous 5 years and less frequently on complete prevalence (i.e., incl...

    Authors: Stefano Guzzinati, Saverio Virdone, Roberta De Angelis, Chiara Panato, Carlotta Buzzoni, Riccardo Capocaccia, Silvia Francisci, Anna Gigli, Manuel Zorzi, Giovanna Tagliabue, Diego Serraino, Fabio Falcini, Claudia Casella, Antonio Giampiero Russo, Fabrizio Stracci, Bianca Caruso…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:169

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Inconsistent associations between smoking status and prostate cancer (PC) could be due to exposure assessment error. Reconstructing smoking behaviors over the life course could reduce exposure assessment error.

    Authors: Evelyn Jiménez-Mendoza, Ruth A. Vázquez-Salas, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez, Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu, Isaac Roberto Labra-Salgado, Hugo A. Manzanilla-García and Luisa E. Torres-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:160

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An increasing incidence of thyroid cancer is observed in many developed countries. Increasing incidence may also reflect better reporting or increased diagnostic scrutiny. We conducted this study to examine tr...

    Authors: Umesh Jayarajah, Ashan Fernando, Saumyakala Prabashani, Eshani A. Fernando and Sanjeewa A. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:163

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The incidence and incidence trends of breast cancer according to molecular subtype are unknown at a population level in France. The registry data enables this study and may give this information, that is cruci...

    Authors: Marion Cortet, Aurélie Bertaut, Florence Molinié, Simona Bara, Françoise Beltjens, Charles Coutant and Patrick Arveux

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:161

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The present study (1) examined patient satisfaction with care over the first year following the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and (2) tested if unmet health system and information needs, physical symptom...

    Authors: Wendy W. T. Lam, Ava Kwong, Dacita Suen, Janice Tsang, Inda Soong, Tze Kok Yau, Winnie Yeo, Joyce Suen, Wing Ming Ho, Ka Yan Wong, Wing Kin Sze, Alice W. Y. Ng and Richard Fielding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:162

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The rs2282679 A>C polymorphism in the vitamin D binding protein gene is associated with lower circulating levels of vitamin D. We investigated associations of this SNP with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk and sur...

    Authors: Yun Zhu, Peizhong Peter Wang, Guangju Zhai, Bharati Bapat, Sevtap Savas, Jennifer R. Woodrow, Peter T. Campbell, Yuming Li, Ning Yang, Xin Zhou, Elizabeth Dicks, John R. Mclaughlin and Patrick S. Parfrey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:155

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated treatment decisions and outcomes in a cohort of predominately Caucasian patients with EGFR mutation-positive (EGFR Mut+) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    Authors: Wolfgang Schuette, Peter Schirmacher, Wilfried E. E. Eberhardt, Manfred Dietel, Ute Zirrgiebel, Lars Muehlenhoff and Michael Thomas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:135

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  16. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that distal gastric carcinoma (GC) in younger patients has a more aggressive outcome than in older patients, however this is a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to compare cl...

    Authors: Manuel B. Braga-Neto, Jessica Gomes Carneiro, Alzira M. de Castro Barbosa, Igor S. Silva, Danielle C. Maia, Felipe S. Maciel, Rafael Jorge Alves de Alcântara, Paulo Roberto L. Vasconscelos and Lucia L. B. C. Braga

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Quality indicators for the Brazilian cervical cancer screening programme can provide a perspective on its effectiveness in Brazilian macro-regions and states. The aim of this study was to perform a trend analy...

    Authors: Ricardo Filipe Alves Costa, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Fabiana de Lima Vazquez, Céline Pinheiro, Luiz Carlos Zeferino and José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:126

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patients with primary brain tumors are reported to have an elevated level of distress prevalence, due to the functional sequelae and the unfavorable prognosis, but the estimated prevalence of this disorder var...

    Authors: Fangkun Liu, Jing Huang, Liyang Zhang, Fan Fan, Jindong Chen, Kun Xia and Zhixiong Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:124

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Utah despite having the nation’s lowest smoking rate. Radon exposure and differences in lung cancer incidence between nonmetropolitan and metropo...

    Authors: Judy Y. Ou, Brynn Fowler, Qian Ding, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Lisa Pappas, Kenneth Boucher, Wallace Akerley, Yelena Wu, Kimberly Kaphingst, Garrett Harding and Deanna Kepka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:115

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