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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

    Deaf people represent 0.1% of the French population and their access to public health campaigns is limited due to their frequent illiteracy and the infrequent use of sign language in campaigns. There is also a...

    Authors: Vladimir Druel, Hélène Hayet, Laetitia Esman, Marie Clavel and Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:93

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    There is ongoing debate about the harms and benefits of a national prostate cancer screening programme. Several model-based cost-effectiveness analyses have been developed to determine whether the benefits of ...

    Authors: Sabina Sanghera, Joanna Coast, Richard M. Martin, Jenny L. Donovan and Syed Mohiuddin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:84

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    We evaluated the incidence and spectrum of pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants of cancer susceptibility genes in BRCA1/2 mutation-negative Korean patients with a high risk for hereditary breast cancer using...

    Authors: Ji Soo Park, Seung-Tae Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Jung Woo Han, Jung-Yun Lee, Jieun Kim, Tae Il Kim and Hyung Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:83

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Obesity has been reported as an adverse prognostic factor in breast cancer, but inconsistently, and under-treatment with chemotherapy may occur. We provide the first assessment of obesity and breast cancer out...

    Authors: J. Mark Elwood, Sandar Tin Tin, Marion Kuper-Hommel, Ross Lawrenson and Ian Campbell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:76

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is consistently associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in epidemiologic studies. This association among higher risk subgroups, such as those with a first-degree family history of...

    Authors: Eileen Shaw, Megan S. Farris, Chelsea R. Stone, Jeroen W. G. Derksen, Rhys Johnson, Robert J. Hilsden, Christine M. Friedenreich and Darren R. Brenner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:71

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To assess the factorial structure, internal consistency, construct validity and reproducibility of the Quality of Working Life Questionnaire for Cancer Survivors (QWLQ-CS).

    Authors: Merel de Jong, Sietske J. Tamminga, Robert J. J. van Es, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen and Angela G. E. M. de Boer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:66

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Metformin is associated with a reduced risk of some cancers but its effect on prostate cancer is unclear. Some studies suggest only Asians derive this benefit. Therefore, we undertook a systematic review with ...

    Authors: Christopher B. Chen, Maxim Eskin, Dean T. Eurich, Sumit R. Majumdar and Jeffrey A. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:65

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Though breast cancer remains a major health problem, there is a lack of information on health care provided to patients with this disease and associated costs. In addition, there is a need to update and valida...

    Authors: Susana García-Gutierrez, Miren Orive, Cristina Sarasqueta, Maria Jose Legarreta, Nerea Gonzalez, Maximino Redondo, Amado Rivero, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Xavier Castells, Jose Maria Quintana and Maria Sala

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:54

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  9. Content type: Research article

    New Zealand has major ethnic disparities in breast cancer survival with Māori (indigenous people) and Pacific women (immigrants or descended from immigrants from Pacific Islands) faring much worse than other e...

    Authors: Sandar Tin Tin, J. Mark Elwood, Charis Brown, Diana Sarfati, Ian Campbell, Nina Scott, Reena Ramsaroop, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Vernon Harvey and Ross Lawrenson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:58

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Informal caregivers provide extended support to people with cancer but they receive little support from the health care system to assist them in their caring role. The aim of this single-blind, multi-centre, r...

    Authors: Leila Heckel, Kate M. Fennell, John Reynolds, Anna Boltong, Mari Botti, Richard H. Osborne, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Jacquie Chirgwin, Melinda Williams, Cadeyrn J. Gaskin, David M. Ashley and Patricia M. Livingston

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:59

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To provide further information on the clinical and pathological prognostic factors in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), for which limited and inconsistent data are available.

    Authors: Silvana Anna Maria Urru, Silvano Gallus, Cristina Bosetti, Tiziana Moi, Ricardo Medda, Elisabetta Sollai, Alma Murgia, Francesca Sanges, Giovanna Pira, Alessandra Manca, Dolores Palmas, Matteo Floris, Anna Maria Asunis, Francesco Atzori, Ciriaco Carru, Maurizio D’Incalci…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:56

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Bone metastases commonly occur in conjunction with solid tumors, and are associated with serious bone complications. Population-based estimates of bone metastasis incidence are limited, often based on autopsy ...

    Authors: Rohini K. Hernandez, Sally W. Wade, Adam Reich, Melissa Pirolli, Alexander Liede and Gary H. Lyman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:44

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to improve fecal testing for colorectal cancer (CRC) exist, but are not yet routine practice. We conducted this systematic review to determine how implementation strategies and contextual factors...

    Authors: Melinda M. Davis, Michele Freeman, Jackilen Shannon, Gloria D. Coronado, Kurt C. Stange, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Stephanie B. Wheeler and David I. Buckley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:40

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to develop, implement, and evaluate a training program for healthcare providers to improve ability to provide psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors in Korea.

    Authors: Eunyoung Park, Junghee Yoon, Eun-kyung Choi, Im Ryung Kim, Danbee Kang, Se-Kyung Lee, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Jin Seok Ahn, Adriaan Visser and Juhee Cho

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:45

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer is the 4th common cancer in China. Most colorectal cancers are due to modifiable lifestyle factors, but few studies have provided a systematic evidence-based assessment of the burden of color...

    Authors: Meng-Jia Gu, Qiu-Chi Huang, Cheng-Zhen Bao, Ying-Jun Li, Xiao-Qin Li, Ding Ye, Zhen-Hua Ye, Kun Chen and Jian-Bing Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:38

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer has a high case fatality rate in sub-Saharan Africa, and this is chiefly because of late detection and inadequate treatment resources. Progressive renovations in diagnostic and management modalit...

    Authors: Bibiana Ateh Nzeangung, Martin Essomba Biwole, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Christian Akem Dimala and Albert Mouelle Sone

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:32

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Body image is a complex post-treatment concern among female patients with breast cancer, and various tools have been developed and applied to measure this multifaceted issue. However, these available tools wer...

    Authors: Kaina Zhou, Xiaole He, Lanting Huo, Jinghua An, Minjie Li, Wen Wang and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:19

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Though the incidence of Testicular cancer among young is rising, little attention is given to promoting testicular self-examination which is recommended for its early prevention in developing countries. This stud...

    Authors: Hordofa Gutema, Yamrot Debela, Bizuayehu Walle, Kidist Reba and Habtamu Wondiye

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:21

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We examined incidence and survival in relation to age, gender, socioeconomic deprivation, rurality and trends over time. We also examined the association between volume of patients treated by hospitals and sur...

    Authors: Ravi Maheswaran and Nick Morley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:25

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