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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

    Cervical cancer screening participation remains insufficient in most countries. Our aim was to evaluate whether offering a HPV self-sampling kit, either mailed directly to the woman’s home or using timely opt-...

    Authors: Mette Tranberg, Bodil Hammer Bech, Jan Blaakær, Jørgen Skov Jensen, Hans Svanholm and Berit Andersen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:273

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    There is no international consensus up to which age women with a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and no family history of breast or ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing for germline

    Authors: Christoph Engel, Kerstin Rhiem, Eric Hahnen, Sibylle Loibl, Karsten E. Weber, Sabine Seiler, Silke Zachariae, Jan Hauke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Anke Waha, Britta Blümcke, Marion Kiechle, Alfons Meindl, Dieter Niederacher, Claus R. Bartram, Dorothee Speiser…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:265

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    Cancer screening awareness and participation may be lower in low- and middle-income countries that lack established national screening programmes compared with those that do. We evaluated potential determinant...

    Authors: Sumadi L. Anwar, Gindo Tampubolon, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Susanna H. Hutajulu, Johnathan Watkins and Wahyu Wulaningsih

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:208

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    Between 2003 and 2010 digital mammography (DM) gradually replaced screen-film mammography (SFM) in the Dutch breast cancer screening programme (BCSP). Previous studies showed increases in detection rate (DR) a...

    Authors: Valérie D. V. Sankatsing, Jacques Fracheboud, Linda de Munck, Mireille J. M. Broeders, Nicolien T. van Ravesteyn, Eveline A. M. Heijnsdijk, André L. M. Verbeek, Johannes D. M. Otten, Ruud M. Pijnappel, Sabine Siesling and Harry J. de Koning

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:256

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    Identifying female carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is imperative for prevention of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. There are five major histologic subtypes of ovarian cancer and high grade serous cancer (...

    Authors: Gillian E. Hanley, Jessica N. McAlpine, Dianne Miller, David Huntsman, Kasmintan A. Schrader, C. Blake Gilks and Gillian Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:254

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    Carers looking after someone with cancer often experience negative impacts on their own health. M-health interventions have been designed to provide information and support to patients and their carers. Howeve...

    Authors: Natalie Heynsbergh, Leila Heckel, Mari Botti and Patricia M. Livingston

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:244

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    In recent years management practices in relation to low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) have been evolving with increased awareness of the potential overdiagnosis and overtreatment of PMCs, and guidelines ...

    Authors: Brooke Nickel, Juan P. Brito, Ray Moynihan, Alexandra Barratt, Susan Jordan and Kirsten McCaffery

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:242

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    Consumption of very hot (> 65 °C) beverages is probably associated with increased risk of oesophageal cancer. First associations were reported for yerba mate and it was initially believed that high content of ...

    Authors: Alex O. Okaru, Anke Rullmann, Adriana Farah, Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, Mariana C. Stern and Dirk W. Lachenmeier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:236

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    The centralisation of specialist cancer surgical services across London Cancer and Greater Manchester Cancer, England, may significantly change how patients experience care. These centres are changing specialist ...

    Authors: Mariya Melnychuk, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Michael Aitchison, Caroline S. Clarke, Naomi J. Fulop, Claire Levermore, Satish B. Maddineni, Caroline M. Moore, Muntzer M. Mughal, Catherine Perry, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Angus I. G. Ramsay, David Shackley, Jonathan Vickers and Stephen Morris

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:226

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    Gastroenterology Departments at hospitals within Australia receive thousands of General Practitioner (GP)-referral letters for gastrointestinal investigations every month. Many of these requests are for colono...

    Authors: Anton R. Lord, Lisa A. Simms, Allison Brown, Katherine Hanigan, Krupa Krishnaprasad, Belinda Schouten, Anthony R. Croft, Mark N. Appleyard and Graham L. Radford-Smith

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:229

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The insulin receptor (INSR) and the insulin growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) play important roles in the etiology of both diabetes mellitus and breast cancer. We aimed to evaluate the expression of hormone and...

    Authors: Heleen K. Bronsveld, Marie L. De Bruin, Jelle Wesseling, Joyce Sanders, Ingrid Hofland, Vibeke Jensen, Marloes T. Bazelier, Bas ter Braak, Anthonius de Boer, Peter Vestergaard and Marjanka K. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:224

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Aspirin has been proposed as a novel adjuvant agent in colorectal cancer (CRC). Six observational studies have reported CRC-specific survival outcomes in patients using aspirin after CRC diagnosis but the resu...

    Authors: Ronan T. Gray, Helen G. Coleman, Carmel Hughes, Liam J. Murray and Chris R. Cardwell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:228

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    Obesity has been proposed as a potential protective factor against lung cancer. We examined the association between BMI and lung cancer risk in a pooled analysis based on nested case-control studies from four ...

    Authors: Harinakshi Sanikini, Jian-Min Yuan, Lesley M. Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Yu-Tang Gao, Annika Steffen, Mattias Johansson, Paolo Vineis, Gary E. Goodman, Matt J. Barnett, Rayjean J. Hung, Chu Chen and Isabelle Stücker

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:220

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant crypt foci (ACF) are commonly considered the early pre-cancerous lesions that can progress to colorectal cancer (CRC). The available literature data reveal that age, dietary factors and lifestyle can ...

    Authors: Marek Kowalczyk, Marcin Orłowski, Piotr Siermontowski, Dariusz Mucha, Krzysztof Zinkiewicz, Waldemar Kurpiewski, Ewa Zieliński, Iwona Kowalczyk and Agnieszka Pedrycz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:213

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Improvements in detection and treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) translate into more men living with PCa, who are therefore potentially at risk of a secondly diagnosed primary tumour (SDPTs). Little is known a...

    Authors: Cecilia Bosco, Hans Garmo, Niklas Hammar, Göran Walldius, Ingmar Jungner, Håkan Malmström, Lars Holmberg and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:205

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