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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

    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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    The goal of this exploratory study was to develop and assess a prediction model which can potentially be used as a biomarker of breast cancer, based on anthropometric data and parameters which can be gathered ...

    Authors: Miguel Patrício, José Pereira, Joana Crisóstomo, Paulo Matafome, Manuel Gomes, Raquel Seiça and Francisco Caramelo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:29

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    Availability and affordability of anticancer medicines is a matter of great concern especially for low and middle income countries e.g., Pakistan. Prime focus of this study was to evaluate the availability of ...

    Authors: Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Sadia Iftikhar and Anum Saqib

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:14

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer survival comes at a price: pediatric cancer survivors bear a high risk for a wide range of cognitive difficulties. Therefore, interventions targeting these difficulties are required. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Valentin Benzing, Noëmi Eggenberger, Janine Spitzhüttl, Valerie Siegwart, Manuela Pastore-Wapp, Claus Kiefer, Nedelina Slavova, Michael Grotzer, Theda Heinks, Mirko Schmidt, Achim Conzelmann, Maja Steinlin, Regula Everts and Kurt Leibundgut

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:18

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Head and neck cancer squamous cell carcinoma (HNSSC) patients report substantial rates of clinically significant depression and/or anxiety, with dysphagia being a predictor of distress and poorer quality of li...

    Authors: J. M. Patterson, M. Fay, C. Exley, E. McColl, M. Breckons and V. Deary

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Globally, cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality. High treatment cost, partly owing to higher prices of anti-cancer drugs, presents a significant burden on patients and healthcare systems. The aim of...

    Authors: Shahrzad Salmasi, Kah Seng Lee, Long Chiau Ming, Chin Fen Neoh, Mahmoud E. Elrggal, Zaheer-Ud- Din Babar, Tahir Mehmood Khan and Muhammad Abdul Hadi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:903

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Use of dietary supplements among cancer survivors is common and controversial, but information on the amount of nutrients from supplements among cancer survivors is limited. We examined the amount of nutrients...

    Authors: Sihan Song, Jiyoung Youn, Yun Jung Lee, Minji Kang, Taisun Hyun, YoonJu Song and Jung Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:891

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Denmark, national roll-out of a population-based, screening mammography program took place in 2007–2010. We report on outcome of the first four biennial invitation rounds.

    Authors: Elsebeth Lynge, Martin Bak, My von Euler-Chelpin, Niels Kroman, Anders Lernevall, Nikolaj Borg Mogensen, Walter Schwartz, Adam Jan Wronecki and Ilse Vejborg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:897

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Case reports, retrospective analyses, and observational studies have linked the use of cisplatin to increased risk of second cancers, especially life-threatening secondary leukemia. We therefore performed a sy...

    Authors: Fei Liang, Sheng Zhang, Hongxi Xue and Qiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:871

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women living in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). This study examines cervical cytology using a liquid-based cytology (LBC) method and reports the ...

    Authors: Reika Takamatsu, Viengvansay Nabandith, Vatsana Pholsena, Phouthasone Mounthisone, Katsu Nakasone, Kentarou Ohtake and Naoki Yoshimi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:872

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Low income and uninsured individuals often have lower adherence to cancer screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. Health fairs are a common community outreach strategy used to provide cancer-rela...

    Authors: Cam Escoffery, Shuting Liang, Kirsten Rodgers, Regine Haardoerfer, Grace Hennessy, Kendra Gilbertson, Natalia I. Heredia, Leticia A. Gatus and Maria E. Fernandez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:865

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is linked to poor disease outcomes in breast cancer patients. However, this link was mostly based on body weight or BMI rather than body-fat. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship ...

    Authors: Li-Ni Liu, Yung-Chang Lin, Christine Miaskowski, Shin-Cheh Chen and Mei-Ling Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:863

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Physician recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening have consistently been shown to be a strong predictor of screening. The aim of this study was to investigate perceptions of CRC screening modalit...

    Authors: Hye Young Shin, Mina Suh, Boyoung Park, Jae Kwan Jun and Kui Son Choi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:860

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In a previous paper, we had assumed that the risk of screen-detected breast cancer mostly reflects inherent risk, and the risk of whether a breast cancer is interval versus screen-detected mostly reflects risk...

    Authors: Kavitha Krishnan, Laura Baglietto, Jennifer Stone, Catriona McLean, Melissa C. Southey, Dallas R. English, Graham G. Giles and John L. Hopper

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:859

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