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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.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Although oral cavity, pharyngeal, oesophageal and gastric cancers share some risk factors, no comparative analysis of mortality rate trends in these illnesses has been undertaken in Spain. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Daniel Seoane-Mato, Nuria Aragonés, Eva Ferreras, Javier García-Pérez, Marta Cervantes-Amat, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso and Gonzalo López-Abente

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:254

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical therapy treatment of patients with lymphedema includes treatment based on the principles of ‘Complete Decongestive Therapy’ (CDT). CDT consists of the following components; skin care, manual lymphatic...

    Authors: Mette Tambour, Berit Tange, Robin Christensen and Bibi Gram

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:239

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is increasingly present in breast cancer survivors, possibly worsened by cancer-related treatments, such as chemotherapy. MetS greatly increases risk of cardiovascular disease and dia...

    Authors: Christina M Dieli-Conwright, Joanne E Mortimer, E Todd Schroeder, Kerry Courneya, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Thomas A Buchanan, Debu Tripathy and Leslie Bernstein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:238

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Identification of factors associated with work disability in cancer survivors on long term sick leave may support these survivors in choosing effective measures to facilitate vocational rehabilitation and retu...

    Authors: Peter van Muijen, Saskia FA Duijts, Karin Bonefaas-Groenewoud, Allard J van der Beek and Johannes R Anema

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:236

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Physician recommendations for cancer screening and prevention are associated with patient compliance. However, time constraints may limit physicians’ ability to provide all recommended preventive services, esp...

    Authors: Deanna Kepka, Alexandria Smith, Christopher Zeruto and K Robin Yabroff

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:233

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Colorectal cancer is an important public health problem in Spain. Over the last decade, several regions have carried out screening programmes, but population participation rates remain below recommended Europe...

    Authors: Carolina Guiriguet-Capdevila, Laura Muñoz-Ortiz, Irene Rivero-Franco, Carme Vela-Vallespín, Mercedes Vilarrubí-Estrella, Miquel Torres-Salinas, Jaume Grau-Cano, Andrea Burón-Pust, Cristina Hernández-Rodríguez, Antonio Fuentes-Peláez, Dolores Reina-Rodríguez, Rosa De León-Gallo, Leonardo Mendez-Boo and Pere Torán-Monserrat

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:232

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to examine breast density in relation to breast cancer specific survival and to assess if this potential association was modified by mode of detection. An additional aim was to study ...

    Authors: Åsa Olsson, Hanna Sartor, Signe Borgquist, Sophia Zackrisson and Jonas Manjer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:229

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    We previously reported that women from high-risk families who tested negative for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutation were four times more likely to develop breast cancer compared to women in the general populati...

    Authors: Joanne Kotsopoulos, Kelly Metcalfe, Jill Alston, Dina Nikitina, Ophira Ginsburg, Andrea Eisen, Rochelle Demsky, Mohammad Akbari, Kevin Zbuk and Steven A Narod

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:221

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is the leading cause of deaths in the world. A widening disparity in cancer burden has emerged between high income and low-middle income countries. Closing this cancer divide is an ethical imperative bu...

    Authors: Gerard CC Lim, Emran N Aina, Soon K Cheah, Fuad Ismail, Gwo F Ho, Lye M Tho, Cheng H Yip, Nur A Taib, Kwang J Chong, Jayendran Dharmaratnam, Matin M Abdullah, Ahmad K Mohamed, Kean F Ho, Kananathan Ratnavelu, Chiao M Lim, Kin W Leong…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:212

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Skin cancer survivors experience an increased risk for subsequent malignancies but the associated risk factors are poorly understood. This study examined the risk of a new primary cancer following an initial s...

    Authors: Trude E Robsahm, Margaret R Karagas, Judy R Rees and Astri Syse

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:210

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Organized screening based on Pap tests has substantially reduced deaths from cervical cancer in many countries, including Australia. However, the impact of the program depends upon the degree to which women pa...

    Authors: Farhana Sultana, Dallas R English, Julie A Simpson, Julia ML Brotherton, Kelly Drennan, Robyn Mullins, Stella Heley, C David Wrede, Marion Saville and Dorota M Gertig

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:207

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Febrile neutropenia (FN) is common in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Risk factors for FN have been reported, but risk models that include genetic variability have yet to be described. This stu...

    Authors: Alena M Pfeil, Christof Vulsteke, Robert Paridaens, Anne-Sophie Dieudonné, Ruth Pettengell, Sigrid Hatse, Patrick Neven, Diether Lambrechts, Thomas D Szucs, Matthias Schwenkglenks and Hans Wildiers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:201

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite being a critical survivorship care issue, there is a clear gap in current knowledge of the optimal treatment of sexual dysfunction in men with prostate cancer. There is sound theoretical rationale and ...

    Authors: Prue Cormie, Suzanne K Chambers, Robert U Newton, Robert A Gardiner, Nigel Spry, Dennis R Taaffe, David Joseph, M Akhlil Hamid, Peter Chong, David Hughes, Kyra Hamilton and Daniel A Galvão

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:199

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We conducted a dose–response meta-analysis of prospective studies to summarize evidence of the association between tea consumption and the risk of breast, colorectal, liver, prostate, and stomach cancer.

    Authors: Feifei Yu, Zhichao Jin, Hong Jiang, Chun Xiang, Jianyuan Tang, Tuo Li and Jia He

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:197

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Prospective data on alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and risk of head-neck cancer (HNC) subtypes, i.e. oral cavity cancer (OCC), oro-/hypopharyngeal cancer (OHPC), and laryngeal cancer (LC), are limited....

    Authors: Denise HE Maasland, Piet A van den Brandt, Bernd Kremer, R Alexandra (Sandra) Goldbohm and Leo J Schouten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:187

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  16. Content type: Research article

    While ovarian cancer is recognised as having identifiable early symptoms, understanding of the key determinants of symptom awareness and early presentation is limited. A population-based survey of ovarian canc...

    Authors: Kate E Brain, Stephanie Smits, Alice E Simon, Lindsay J Forbes, Chris Roberts, Iain J Robbé, John Steward, Ceri White, Richard D Neal and Jane Hanson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:171

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Lower breast cancer survival has been reported for Australian Aboriginal women compared to non-Aboriginal women, however the reasons for this disparity have not been fully explored. We compared the surgical tr...

    Authors: Rajah Supramaniam, Alison Gibberd, Anthony Dillon, David Eamon Goldsbury and Dianne L O’Connell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:163

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    The effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation are a significant concern in Australia which has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world. Despite most skin cancers being preventable by encou...

    Authors: Cathy M Cleary, Katherine M White, Ross McD Young, Anna L Hawkes, Stuart Leske, Louise C Starfelt and Kylie Wihardjo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:162

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the first female cancer in Lao PDR, a low-income country with no national screening and prevention programs for this human papillomavirus (HPV) associated pathology. HIV-infected women have ...

    Authors: Chanvilay SICHANH, Fabrice QUET, Phetsavanh CHANTHAVILAY, Joeffroy DIENDERE, Vatthanaphone LATTHAPHASAVANG, Christophe LONGUET and Yves BUISSON

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:161

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer has been poorly studied in women with intellectual disability (ID), which makes designing a policy for screening the nearly 70 million women with ID in the world difficult. As no data is availabl...

    Authors: Daniel Satgé, Eric-André Sauleau, William Jacot, Fernand Raffi, Bernard Azéma, Jean-Claude Bouyat and Nicolas El Hage Assaf

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:150

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the breast is a rare type of carcinoma that has not been well studied or characterized. Of the limited number of studies reported in the literature, most are case reports. A f...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Bing Wei, Constance T Albarracin, Jianhua Hu, Susan C Abraham and Yun Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:147

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Deregulation of the MAPK genes signalling caused by somatic mutations have been implied in leukaemia pathogenesis, including RAS mutation (RAS mut) in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), which has been associated with...

    Authors: Francianne Gomes Andrade, Juliana Montibeller Furtado-Silva, Bruno Alves de Aguiar Gonçalves, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler, Thayana Conceição Barbosa, Mariana Emerenciano, André Siqueira and Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:133

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal-cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and Latinos have particularly low rates of screening. Strategies and Opportunities to STOP Colon Cancer in Priority Populations (STOP CRC...

    Authors: Gloria D Coronado, William M Vollmer, Amanda Petrik, Josue Aguirre, Tanya Kapka, Jennifer DeVoe, Jon Puro, Tran Miers, Jennifer Lembach, Ann Turner, Jennifer Sanchez, Sally Retecki, Christine Nelson and Beverly Green

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:55

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    In Germany, about 20% of the total population have a migration background. Differences exist between migrants and non-migrants in terms of health care access and utilisation. Colorectal cancer is the second mo...

    Authors: Anne Dahlhaus, Corina Guethlin, Arthur Schall, Maja Taubenroth, Reyn van Ewijk, Hajo Zeeb, Zeycan Albay, Sylvia Schulz-Rothe, Martin Beyer, Ferdinand M Gerlach, Maria Blettner and Andrea Siebenhofer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:123

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer ranks second among all cancers reported in Sri Lankan women. This study assessed the prevalence and type-distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) among Sri Lankan women with invasive cervical...

    Authors: Kanishka Karunaratne, Himali Ihalagama, Saman Rohitha, Anco Molijn, Kusuma Gopala, Johannes E Schmidt, Jing Chen, Sanjoy Datta and Shailesh Mehta

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:116

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in male in most Western countries, including France. Despite a significant morbidity and mortality to a lesser extent, the etiology of prostate cancer remains largely ...

    Authors: Florence Menegaux, Antoinette Anger, Hasina Randrianasolo, Claire Mulot, Pierre Laurent-Puig, François Iborra, Jean-Pierre Bringer, Benoit Leizour, Rodolphe Thuret, Pierre-Jean Lamy, Xavier Rébillard and Brigitte Trétarre

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:106

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Increased ratio of n-3/n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in diet or serum may have a protective effect on the risk of breast cancer (BC); however, the conclusions from prospective studies are still contr...

    Authors: Bo Yang, Xiao-Li Ren, Yuan-Qin Fu, Jin-Long Gao and Duo Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:105

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is associated with an increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and a decreased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, little is known about the risk of EAC and ESCC relate...

    Authors: Björn Lindkvist, Dorthe Johansen, Tanja Stocks, Hans Concin, Tone Bjørge, Martin Almquist, Christel Häggström, Anders Engeland, Göran Hallmans, Gabriele Nagel, Håkan Jonsson, Randi Selmer, Hanno Ulmer, Steinar Tretli, Pär Stattin and Jonas Manjer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:103

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Accurate indication classification is critical for obtaining unbiased estimates of colonoscopy effectiveness and quality improvement efforts, but there is a dearth of published systematic classification approa...

    Authors: Hirut Fassil, Kenneth F Adams, Sheila Weinmann, V Paul Doria-Rose, Eric Johnson, Andrew E Williams, Douglas A Corley and Chyke A Doubeni

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:95

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Although cancer survivors are known to be at greater risk of developing second primary cancer (SPC), SPC incidence estimates in France are thus far lacking. We used a multivariate approach to compute these est...

    Authors: Jérémie Jégu, Marc Colonna, Laetitia Daubisse-Marliac, Brigitte Trétarre, Olivier Ganry, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Simona Bara, Xavier Troussard, Véronique Bouvier, Anne-Sophie Woronoff and Michel Velten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:94

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The struggle against social inequalities is a priority for many international organizations. The objective of the study was to quantify the cancer burden related to social deprivation by identifying the cancer...

    Authors: Josephine Bryere, Olivier Dejardin, Veronique Bouvier, Marc Colonna, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Xavier Troussard, Carole Pornet, Françoise Galateau-Salle, Simona Bara, Ludivine Launay, Lydia Guittet and Guy Launoy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:87

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a need for psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer to promote adaptive coping with the challenges and distress associated with diagnosis, treatment and recovery. In addition, intervent...

    Authors: Addie C Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Katherine E Chisholm, David W Austin, Britt Klein, Marita P McCabe, Denny Meyer, Anthony J Costello and Declan G Murphy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:83

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Although diagnosed less often, breast cancer in African American women (AAW) displays different characteristics compared to breast cancer in Caucasian women (CW), including earlier onset, less favorable clinic...

    Authors: Lori A Sturtz, Jen Melley, Kim Mamula, Craig D Shriver and Rachel E Ellsworth

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:62

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of data on familial risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, gastric cardia adenocarcinoma and distal gastric adenocarcinoma from population-based studies.

    Authors: Xuejuan Jiang, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Leslie Bernstein and Anna H Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:60

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence for the carcinogenicity of shift work in humans is limited because of significant heterogeneity of the results, thus more in-depth research in needed. The Nightingale Study is a nationwide prospective...

    Authors: Anouk Pijpe, Pauline Slottje, Cres van Pelt, Floor Stehmann, Hans Kromhout, Flora E van Leeuwen, Roel CH Vermeulen and Matti A Rookus

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:47

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are persistent environmental contaminants that affect metabolic regulation, inflammation, and other factors implicated in the development and prog...

    Authors: Kim E Innes, Jeffrey H Wimsatt, Stephanie Frisbee and Alan M Ducatman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:45

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  37. Content type: Research article

    In the oncology setting, there has been increasing interest in evaluating treatment outcomes in terms of quality of life and patient satisfaction. The aim of our study was to investigate the determinants of pa...

    Authors: Thanh Vân France Nguyen, Amélie Anota, Anne Brédart, Alain Monnier, Jean-François Bosset and Mariette Mercier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:42

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed six dimensions of patient-centredness as crucial to providing quality healthcare. These dimensions outline that care must be: 1) respectful to patients’ values, pre...

    Authors: Flora Tzelepis, Shiho K Rose, Robert W Sanson-Fisher, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Mariko L Carey and Christine L Paul

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:41

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the severity of pain and its impact on the quality of life (QoL) in untreated patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    Authors: Karine G Oliveira, Sandra V von Zeidler, Jose RV Podestá, Agenor Sena, Evandro D Souza, Jeferson Lenzi, Nazaré S Bissoli and Sonia A Gouvea

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:39

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Higher sunlight exposure is correlated with lower incidence of breast cancer in ecological studies, but findings from prospective studies regarding the association of circulating levels of vitamin D with the r...

    Authors: Yeonju Kim, Adrian A Franke, Yurii B Shvetsov, Lynne R Wilkens, Robert V Cooney, Galina Lurie, Gertraud Maskarinec, Brenda Y Hernandez, Loïc Le Marchand, Brian E Henderson, Laurence N Kolonel and Marc T Goodman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:29

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Individuals with a personal or family history of cancer, can opt for genetic counseling and DNA-testing. Approximately 25% of these individuals experience clinically relevant levels of psychosocial distress, d...

    Authors: Willem Eijzenga, Neil K Aaronson, Irma Kluijt, Grace N Sidharta, Daniela EE Hahn, Margreet GEM Ausems and Eveline MA Bleiker

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:26

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The reasons for the increasing breast cancer incidence in indigenous Māori compared to non-Māori New Zealand women are unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the association of an index of combined healt...

    Authors: Fiona McKenzie, Lis Ellison-Loschmann, Mona Jeffreys, Ridvan Firestone, Neil Pearce and Isabelle Romieu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:12

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide and characterized by a poor prognosis. It has a major impact on the psychological wellbeing of patients and their partners. Recently, it has been show...

    Authors: Melanie PJ Schellekens, Desiree GM van den Hurk, Judith B Prins, Johan Molema, A Rogier T Donders, Willem H Woertman, Miep A van der Drift and Anne EM Speckens

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2014 14:3

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  44. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing ambiguity towards national mammographic screening programs due to varying publicized estimates of overdiagnosis, i.e., breast cancer that would not have been diagnosed in the women’s lifeti...

    Authors: Eiliv Lund, Nicolle Mode, Marit Waaseth and Jean-Christophe Thalabard

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:614

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Information on the underlying cause of death of cancer patients is of interest because it can be used to estimate net survival. The population-based Geneva Cancer Registry is unique because registrars are able...

    Authors: Robin Schaffar, Elisabetta Rapiti, Bernard Rachet and Laura Woods

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:609

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  46. Content type: Research article

    A pathway-based genotyping analysis suggested rs2078486 was a novel TP53 SNP, but very few studies replicate this association. TP53 rs1042522 is the most commonly studied SNP, but very few studies examined its po...

    Authors: Yanli Li, Shen-Chih Chang, Rungui Niu, Li Liu, Christina R Crabtree-Ide, Baoxing Zhao, Jianping Shi, Xiaoyou Han, Jiawei Li, Jia Su, Lin Cai, Shunzhang Yu, Zuo-Feng Zhang and Lina Mu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:607

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