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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

    Lifestyle recommendations for cancer survivors are warranted to improve survival. In this study, we aimed to examine the association of total physical activity, different types of physical activity, hours of s...

    Authors: Ilka Ratjen, Clemens Schafmayer, Romina di Giuseppe, Sabina Waniek, Sandra Plachta-Danielzik, Manja Koch, Greta Burmeister, Ute Nöthlings, Jochen Hampe, Sabrina Schlesinger and Wolfgang Lieb

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:701

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Similar to most solid tumors, the incidence of hematologic malignancies has been rising. Although the median age at diagnosis is about 70 years, little is known about psychosocial aspects and comorbid conditio...

    Authors: Norbert Köhler, Anja Mehnert and Heide Götze

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:700

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Cancer survivors are at risk of developing a second primary cancer (SPC) later in life because of persisting effects of genetic and behavioural risk factors, the long-term sequelae of chemotherapy, radiotherap...

    Authors: Oliver Preyer, Nicole Concin, Andreas Obermair, Hans Concin, Hanno Ulmer and Willi Oberaigner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:699

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The presence of circulating cell-free DNA from tumours in blood (ctDNA) is of major importance to those interested in early cancer detection, as well as to those wishing to monitor tumour progression or diagno...

    Authors: Ian A. Cree, Lesley Uttley, Helen Buckley Woods, Hugh Kikuchi, Anne Reiman, Susan Harnan, Becky L. Whiteman, Sian Taylor Philips, Michael Messenger, Angela Cox, Dawn Teare, Orla Sheils and Jacqui Shaw

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:697

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Women may have incomplete understanding of a breast cancer diagnosis, leading to inaccurate reporting in epidemiological studies. However, it is not feasible to obtain consent for medical records from all wome...

    Authors: Aimee A. D’Aloisio, Hazel B. Nichols, M. Elizabeth Hodgson, Sandra L. Deming-Halverson and Dale P. Sandler

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:692

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of chemoresistant cancers and toxicity related to existing chemotherapeutic agents, demand the search for new pharmacophore with enhanced anti-cancer activity and least toxicity. For this purpose...

    Authors: Umar Farooq, Sadia Naz, Binte Zehra, Ajmal Khan, Syed Abid Ali, Ayaz Ahmed, Rizwana Sarwar, Syed Majid Bukhari, Abdur Rauf, Izhar Ahmad and Yahia Nasser Mabkhot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:694

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  7. Content type: Research article

    No studies have measured preference-based utility weights for specific toxicities and outcomes associated with approved and investigational adjuvant treatments for patients with resected high-risk melanoma.

    Authors: Mark R. Middleton, Michael B. Atkins, Kaitlan Amos, Peter Feng Wang, Srividya Kotapati, Javier Sabater and Kathleen Beusterien

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:689

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Due to high survival rates and the relatively small benefit of adjuvant therapy, the application of personalized medicine (PM) through risk stratification is particularly beneficial in early breast cancer (BC)...

    Authors: Beate Jahn, Ursula Rochau, Christina Kurzthaler, Michael Hubalek, Rebecca Miksad, Gaby Sroczynski, Mike Paulden, Marvin Bundo, David Stenehjem, Diana Brixner, Murray Krahn and Uwe Siebert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:685

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is limited data in Ghana on the epidemiology of HPV and cervical neoplasia and their associations with HIV. This study aimed to compare among HIV-1 seropositive and HIV-seronegative Ghanaian women: (1) t...

    Authors: Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Patrick K. Akakpo, Mohamed Mutocheluh, Emmanuel Adjei-Danso, Gloria Allornuvor, Daniel Amoako-Sakyi, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie and Philippe Mayaud

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:688

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The occurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is associated with changes in health-related quality of life, including psychological factors, such as fear and shame, and changes in sexuality and se...

    Authors: Cristiane Menezes Sirna Fregnani, José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani and Adhemar Longatto-Filho

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:686

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  11. Content type: Research article

    High birth weight (BW), 4000 g or larger, is an established risk factor for childhood leukemia. However, its association with central nervous system (CNS) tumor risk is yet unclear. The present study examined ...

    Authors: Long Thanh Tran, Hang Thi Minh Lai, Chihaya Koriyama, Futoshi Uwatoko and Suminori Akiba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:687

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  12. Content type: Research article

    It is estimated that a total of 120,000 new cancer cases in men and in women in more developed countries could be avoided if exposure to HPV was prevented. We used the nationwide pool of German population-base...

    Authors: Nina Buttmann-Schweiger, Yvonne Deleré, Stefanie J. Klug and Klaus Kraywinkel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:682

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The high burden of cervical cancer in Zambia prompted the Ministry of Health and partners to develop the cervical cancer prevention program in Zambia (CCPPZ) in 2006. Despite this intervention more women conti...

    Authors: Twaambo Euphemia Hamoonga, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Patrick Musonda and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:681

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found that polymorphisms of the DNA repair gene X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1(XRCC1) and environmental factors are both associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer, but no...

    Authors: Nuntiput Putthanachote, Supannee Promthet, Cameron Hurst, Krittika Suwanrungruang, Peechanika Chopjitt, Surapon Wiangnon, Sam Li-Sheng Chen, Amy Ming-Fang Yen and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:680

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer patients experience pain that has physiological, sensory, affective, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural dimensions. Opioids are used in treatment of pain in patients with various types of cancer. ...

    Authors: Hiromichi Matsuoka, Junji Tsurutani, Yasutaka Chiba, Yoshihiko Fujita, Masato Terashima, Takeshi Yoshida, Kiyohiro Sakai, Yoichi Otake, Atsuko Koyama, Kazuto Nishio and Kazuhiko Nakagawa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:674

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Over half of men who receive treatment for prostate suffer from a range of sexual problems that affect negatively their sexual health, sexual intimacy with their partners and their quality of life. In clinical...

    Authors: D. Wittmann, A. Mehta, L. Northouse, R. Dunn, T. Braun, A. Duby, L. An, L. Arab, R. Bangs, S. Bober, J. Brandon, M. Coward, M. Dunn, M. Galbraith, M. Garcia, J. Giblin…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:664

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Current evidence on risk of prostate cancer following a diagnosis of male breast cancer is limited and guidance for screening in this potentially higher-risk population remainsunclear. Our objective was to qua...

    Authors: Nikita Abhyankar, Kent F. Hoskins, Michael R. Abern and Gregory S. Calip

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:659

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    As more men survive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, alternative models of follow-up care that address men’s enduring unmet needs and are economical to deliver are needed. This paper describes the protocol for ...

    Authors: Jane Frankland, Hazel Brodie, Deborah Cooke, Claire Foster, Rebecca Foster, Heather Gage, Jake Jordan, Ines Mesa-Eguiagaray, Ruth Pickering and Alison Richardson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:656

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