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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

    The prevalence of Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) is 2 to 5% in the Caucasian population. HNPCC is caused by genomic mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes (MMR), namely MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2,

    Authors: Jasmine Lee, Yin-Yi Xiao, Yan Yu Sun, Jasminka Balderacchi, Bradley Clark, Jatin Desani, Vivek Kumar, Angela Saverimuthu, Khin Than Win, Yiwu Huang and Yiqing Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:843

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    Evidence suggests that risk of colorectal and prostate cancer is increased among those with a family history of the same disease, particularly among first-degree relatives. However, the aggregation of colorect...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer, Cecilia Yee, Electra Paskett, Ann G. Schwartz, Dorothy Lane, Nynikka R. A. Palmer, Cathryn H. Bock, Rami Nassir and Michael S. Simon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:848

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Low serum selenium status has been associated with increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). East Africa is a region of high ESCC incidence and is known to have low soil selenium levels, but...

    Authors: Natalie R. Pritchett, Stephen L. Burgert, Gwen A. Murphy, John D. Brockman, Russell E. White, Justus Lando, Robert Chepkwony, Mark D. Topazian, Christian C. Abnet, Sanford M. Dawsey and Michael M. Mwachiro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:835

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite guidelines for cervical cancer prevention in low-resource countries, a very small proportion of women in these settings undergo screening, and even fewer women are successfully treated. Using pilot dat...

    Authors: Megan J. Huchko, James G. Kahn, Jennifer S. Smith, Robert A. Hiatt, Craig R. Cohen and Elizabeth Bukusi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:826

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The association of malnutrition in early life with breast cancer risk has been studied in Europe by investigating survivors of the Dutch Hunger Winter Famine, but not in China. We evaluated the effect of expos...

    Authors: Dandan He, Yuan Fang, Marc J. Gunter, Dongli Xu, Yanping Zhao, Jie Zhou, Hong Fang and Wang Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:824

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today’s survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse...

    Authors: Corina S. Rueegg, Susi Kriemler, Simeon J. Zuercher, Christina Schindera, Andrea Renner, Helge Hebestreit, Christian Meier, Prisca Eser and Nicolas X. von der Weid

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:822

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In spite of the increasing incidence of in situ breast cancer, the information about the risk factors of in situ breast cancer (DCIS) is scarce as compared to the information available for invasive ductal brea...

    Authors: Hyeonyoung Ko, Jinyoung Shin, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Tuong Linh Nguyen, John Llewelyn Hopper and Yun-Mi Song

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:821

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In the absence of routine ovarian cancer screening, promoting help-seeking in response to ovarian symptoms is a potential route to early diagnosis. The factors influencing women’s anticipated time to presentat...

    Authors: Stephanie Smits, Jacky Boivin, Usha Menon and Kate Brain

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:814

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Danish cancer patients have lower survival rates than patients in many other western countries. Half of the patients present with non-alarm symptoms and thus have a long diagnostic pathway. Consequently, an ur...

    Authors: Esben Næser, Henrik Møller, Ulrich Fredberg, Jan Frystyk and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:817

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in methodologies utilizing “big data” have allowed researchers to investigate the use of common internet search engines as a real time tool to track disease. Little is known about its utility w...

    Authors: Xiaodong Huang, Peter Baade, Danny R. Youlden, Philippa H. Youl, Wenbiao Hu and Michael G. Kimlin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:816

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a promising biomarker for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix, because it is over-expressed in various cancers of epithelial origin. However, EpCAM ...

    Authors: Warangkana Chantima, Charin Thepthai, Pornsuk Cheunsuchon and Tararaj Dharakul

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:811

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In 2012 a new cancer patient pathway for patients with non-specific symptoms and signs of cancer (NSSC-CPP) was introduced in Denmark. Limited information is available about the patients referred to the NSSC-C...

    Authors: Sara Falk Jørgensen, Pernille Ravn, Søren Thorsen and Signe Westring Worm

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:809

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Autopsy studies demonstrate the prevalence pool of incidental breast cancer in the population, but estimates are uncertain due to small numbers in any primary study. We aimed to conduct a systematic review of ...

    Authors: Elizabeth T. Thomas, Chris Del Mar, Paul Glasziou, Gordon Wright, Alexandra Barratt and Katy J. L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:808

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy accounting for 25% of all cancers in females. In Africa, breast cancer prevalence and mortality are steadily increasing. Knowledge of hormone receptors and human epi...

    Authors: Asmerom Tesfamariam Sengal, Nada Suliman Haj-Mukhtar, Ahmed Mohammed Elhaj, Shahinaz Bedri, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt and Ahmed A. Mohamedani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:804

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In Europe, treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) with panitumumab requires prior confirmation of RAS wild-type mutation status. Two studies – a physician survey and a medical records review (MRR) – wer...

    Authors: J. Han van Krieken, George Kafatos, James Bennett, Laurent Mineur, Jiří Tomášek, Etienne Rouleau, Pavel Fabian, Giovanna De Maglio, Pilar García-Alfonso, Giuseppe Aprile, Parijan Parkar, Gerald Downey, Gaston Demonty and Jörg Trojan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:798

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Subjective cognitive impairment can be a significant and prevalent problem for gynaecological cancer survivors. The aims of this study were to assess subjective cognitive functioning in gynaecological cancer s...

    Authors: Yingchun Zeng, Andy S. K. Cheng, Ting Song, Xiujie Sheng, Yang Zhang, Xiangyu Liu and Chetwyn C. H. Chan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:796

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is a dramatic rise in the incidence of Human papillomavirus (HPV) – associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in the world, with considerable variation by geography, gender and ethnicity. ...

    Authors: Mushfiq H. Shaikh, Aminul I. Khan, Anwar Sadat, Ahmed H. Chowdhury, Shahed A. Jinnah, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred K. Lam, Daniel T. W. Clarke, Nigel A. J. McMillan and Newell W. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:792

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Where resources are available, the World Health Organization recommends cervical cancer screening with human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing and subsequent treatment of HPV-positive women with timely cryother...

    Authors: Nicole G. Campos, Vivien Tsu, Jose Jeronimo, Mercy Mvundura and Jane J. Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:791

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