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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

    Survival rates for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer are poor since many are diagnosed at advanced stages. Fast track endoscopy has been introduced to prompt diagnosis for patients with alarm symptoms that co...

    Authors: Sanne Rasmussen, Peter Fentz Haastrup, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, René DePont Christensen, Jens Søndergaard and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:440

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    In China, stomach cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. Few studies have examined Chinese stomach cancer patients’ medical expenses and their associated trends. Th...

    Authors: Xiao-Jie Sun, Ju-Fang Shi, Lan-Wei Guo, Hui-Yao Huang, Neng-Liang Yao, Ji-Yong Gong, Ya-Wen Sun, Guo-Xiang Liu, A-Yan Mao, Xian-Zhen Liao, Ya-Na Bai, Jian-Song Ren, Xin-Yu Zhu, Jin-Yi Zhou, Ling Mai, Bing-Bing Song…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:435

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  3. Content type: Debate

    The Sarcoma Policy Checklist was created by a multidisciplinary expert group to provide policymakers with priority areas to improve care for sarcoma patients.

    Authors: Bernd Kasper, Estelle Lecointe-Artzner, Suzanne Wait, Shannon Boldon, Roger Wilson, Alessandro Gronchi, Claudia Valverde, Mikael Eriksson, Sarah Dumont, Nora Drove, Athanasia Kanli and Markus Wartenberg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:424

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    The increasing epidemic proportions of diabetes mellitus (DM) are a major cause of premature illness and death. However, whether DM confers the same excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer for women as it does ...

    Authors: Hong-juan FANG, Shao-bo SHAN, Yu-hao ZHOU and Li-yong ZHONG

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:422

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patients with the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are at increased risk for thrombotic and cardiovascular events and experienc...

    Authors: Jingbo Yu, Shreekant Parasuraman, Dilan Paranagama, Andrew Bai, Ahmad Naim, David Dubinski and Ruben Mesa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:420

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although acute oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy (OXIPN) is frequently regarded to be transient, recent studies have reported prolongation of infusion times, dose reduction and treatment cessation following the f...

    Authors: Endale Gebreegziabher Gebremedhn, Peter John Shortland and David Anthony Mahns

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:410

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cancer registry data show that survival of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United Kingdom is poor compared with other European countries and the United States, yet these data sources lack information on patient...

    Authors: Lucía Cea Soriano, Montse Soriano-Gabarró and Luis A. García Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:402

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Research has revealed that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) may prevent cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The comparative chemopreventi...

    Authors: Cheng-Maw Ho, Chih-Hsin Lee, Ming-Chia Lee, Jun-Fu Zhang, Jann-Yuan Wang, Rey-Heng Hu and Po-Huang Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:401

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Studies on alternative routes to diagnosis stimulated successful policy interventions reducing the number of emergency diagnoses and associated mortality risk. A dearth of evidence on the costs of such interve...

    Authors: Mauro Laudicella, Brendan Walsh, Elaine Burns, Paolo Li Donni and Peter C. Smith

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:394

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To examine associations between occupational exposure to petroleum-based and oxygenated solvents and the risk of hypopharyngeal and laryngeal cancer.

    Authors: Christine Barul, Matthieu Carton, Loredana Radoï, Gwenn Menvielle, Corinne Pilorget, Simona Bara, Isabelle Stücker and Danièle Luce

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:388

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women worldwide and leading cause of cancer deaths indeveloping countries. There is very limited data on BC in the Central African Republic. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Cavin Epi Bekolo, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Marceline Djeintote, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Bertrand Ba-Mpoutou, Dieubeni Rawago Mandjiza, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Tingting Qing and Boniface Koffi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:387

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Breast density is known to affect breast cancer risk and screening sensitivity, but it may also be associated with breast cancer survival. The interpretation of results from previous studies on breast density ...

    Authors: Daniëlle van der Waal, André L. M. Verbeek and Mireille J. M. Broeders

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:386

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Common cancer monitoring practice is seldom prospective and rather driven by public requests. This study aims to assess the performance of a recently developed prospective cancer monitoring method and the stat...

    Authors: Tammo Konstantin Reinders, Joachim Kieschke, Antje Timmer and Verena Jürgens

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:384

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  14. Content type: Research article

    With ongoing healthcare reform and shrinking numbers of oncologists, appropriate triaging of gynecologic cancer survivor care is crucial. Input from patients is a necessary part of this task. The objective of ...

    Authors: Matthew Schlumbrecht, Charlotte Sun, Marilyn Huang, Andrea Milbourne and Diane Bodurka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:375

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experience adverse effects such as lean mass loss, known as sarcopenia, fat gain, and changes in cardiometabolic factors that increase risk of met...

    Authors: Jacqueline K. Dawson, Tanya B. Dorff, E. Todd Schroeder, Christianne J. Lane, Mitchell E. Gross and Christina M. Dieli-Conwright

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:368

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Active smoking at the time of diagnosis of a first head & neck (H&N) or lung cancer is associated with a worse cancer outcome and increased mortality. However, the compared characteristics of active vs. former...

    Authors: Corinne Vannimenus, Hélène Bricout, Olivier Le Rouzic, François Mouawad, Dominique Chevalier, Eric Dansin, Laurence Rotsaert, Gautier Lefebvre, Olivier Cottencin, Henri Porte, Arnaud Scherpereel, Asmaa El Fahsi, Florence Richard and Benjamin Rolland

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:372

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The accumulated evidence has indicated the diagnostic role of cytokeratin (CK) and vimentin protein immunoassay in primary esophageal spindle cell carcinoma (PESC), which is a rare malignant tumor with epithel...

    Authors: Xin Min Li, Xin Song, Xue Ke Zhao, Shou Jia Hu, Rang Cheng, Shuang Lv, Dan Feng Du, Xiang Yang Zhang, Jian Liang Lu, Jian Wei Ku, Dong Yun Zhang, Yao Zhang, Zong Min Fan and Li Dong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:356

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Identifying preferences for stool collection devices may help increase uptake rates for colorectal cancer screening via fecal immunochemical test (FIT). This study surveyed satisfaction with different devices ...

    Authors: Hye Young Shin, Mina Suh, Kui Son Choi, Sang-Hyun Hwang, Jae Kwan Jun, Dong Soo Han, You Kyoung Lee, Jae Hwan Oh, Chan Wha Lee and Do-Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:365

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