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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

    The belief that early detection is the best protection against cancer underlies cancer screening. Emerging research now suggests harms associated with early detection may sometimes outweigh the benefits. Gover...

    Authors: S. Michelle Driedger, Gary Annable, Melissa Brouwers, Donna Turner and Ryan Maier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:647

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    Evidence from clinical trial populations suggests low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Part of this reduction in risk might be due to protection against metastatic disease.

    Authors: Luis A. García Rodríguez, Montse Soriano-Gabarró, Susan Bromley, Angel Lanas and Lucía Cea Soriano

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:637

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    Cancer Patient Pathways (CPPs) were introduced in 2000–2015 in several European countries, including Denmark, to reduce the time to diagnosis and treatment initiation and ultimately improve patient survival. Y...

    Authors: Henry Jensen, Marie Louise Tørring and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:627

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    Smoking is associated with an increased incidence of hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Data regarding worse breast cancer outcome in smokers are accumulating. Current literature regarding the impact of ...

    Authors: Hadar Goldvaser, Omer Gal, Shulamith Rizel, Daniel Hendler, Victoria Neiman, Tzippy Shochat, Aaron Sulkes, Baruch Brenner and Rinat Yerushalmi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:624

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa (and, indeed, most resource-limited areas), lack of death registries prohibits linkage of cancer diagnoses and precludes the most expeditious approach to determining cance...

    Authors: Aggrey Semeere, Esther Freeman, Megan Wenger, David Glidden, Mwebesa Bwana, Micheal Kanyesigye, Fredrick Chite Asirwa, Elyne Rotich, Naftali Busakhala, Emmanuel Oga, Elima Jedy-Agba, Vivian Kwaghe, Kenneth Iregbu, Clement Adebamowo, Antoine Jaquet, Francois Dabis…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:611

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Identifying older people affected by cancer who are more at risk of negative health outcomes is a major issue in health initiatives focusing on medical effectiveness. In this regard, psychological risk factors...

    Authors: Sarah Schroyen, Pierre Missotten, Guy Jerusalem, M. Van den Akker, F. Buntinx and Stéphane Adam

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:614

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The optimal postoperative treatment strategy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) remains unclear, especially in patients with lymph node metastasis. We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients with SCLC and lym...

    Authors: Hirokazu Urushiyama, Taisuke Jo, Hideo Yasunaga, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hiroki Matsui, Wakae Hasegawa, Hideyuki Takeshima, Yoshihisa Hiraishi, Akihisa Mitani, Kiyohide Fushimi and Takahide Nagase

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:613

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To assess the trends in risk classification and primary therapy of Japanese prostate cancer patients who were diagnosed between 2004 and 2012.

    Authors: Nobumichi Tanaka, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Satoshi Anai, Takeshi Inoue, Tomomi Fujii, Noboru Konishi and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:616

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Large gap exists between clinical practice and recommended care and large room exists for the improvement of care quality for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in China. Results of some studies have shown tha...

    Authors: Xinyu Wang, Shaofei Su, Shouyi Li, Han Bao, Meiqi Zhang, Dan Liu, Hao Jiang, Jiaying Wang and Meina Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:603

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Central venous access device (CVAD) associated complications are a preventable source of patient harm, frequently resulting in morbidity and delays to vital treatment. Dressing and securement products are used...

    Authors: Amanda J. Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Victoria Gibson, Craig A. McBride, Gabor Mihala, Marie Cooke and Claire M. Rickard

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:595

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Racial disparities in the incidence of major cancers may be attributed to differences in the prevalence of established, modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, physical activity and diet.

    Authors: Tomi Akinyemiju, Howard Wiener and Maria Pisu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:597

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cancer survivorship is of increasing importance in post-treatment care. Sexual health (SH) and femininity can be crucial issues for women surviving cancer. We aimed to determine a more complete understanding o...

    Authors: Anne Oberguggenberger, Caroline Martini, Nathalie Huber, Lesley Fallowfield, Michael Hubalek, Martin Daniaux, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Bernhard Holzner, Monika Sztankay, Eva Gamper and Verena Meraner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:599

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Long Interspersed Nuclear Elements-1 (LINEs-1) methylation from white blood cells (WBCs) DNA has been proposed as biomarker associated with different types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to invest...

    Authors: Martina Barchitta, Annalisa Quattrocchi, Andrea Maugeri, Carolina Canto, Nadia La Rosa, Maria Antonietta Cantarella, Giuseppa Spampinato, Aurora Scalisi and Antonella Agodi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:601

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer survivors are more likely to develop colorectal and stomach cancer than the general population. However, little is known about the current status of gastrointestinal cancer screening practices and ...

    Authors: Sang Min Park, Jongmog Lee, Young Ae Kim, Yoon Jung Chang, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo and Young Ho Yun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:600

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the second most frequent cause of cancer deaths in women in Estonia. The study aimed to analyze time trends in LC incidence and mortality in Es...

    Authors: Tiiu Aareleid, Mari-Liis Zimmermann, Aleksei Baburin and Kaire Innos

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:596

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Basque Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme has both high participation rate and high compliance rate of colonoscopy after a positive faecal occult blood test (FIT). Although, colorectal cancer (CRC) scre...

    Authors: Eunate Arana-Arri, Isabel Idigoras, Begoña Uranga, Raquel Pérez, Ana Irurzun, Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Callum G. Fraser and Isabel Portillo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:577

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Venous thromboembolic events (VTE) are common in cancer patients and associated with higher mortality. In vivo thrombosis and anticoagulation might be involved in tumor growth and progression. We studied the a...

    Authors: Pete T. T. Kinnunen, Teemu J. Murtola, Kirsi Talala, Kimmo Taari, Teuvo L. J. Tammela and Anssi Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:585

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is one of the major health problems worldwide. In this article, we present for the first time the cancer incidence trends, the distribution and the socioeconomic profile of incident cancer cases in East...

    Authors: Manal Elidrissi Errahhali, Mounia Elidrissi Errahhali, Meryem Ouarzane, Redouane Boulouiz and Mohammed Bellaoui

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:587

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Racial disparities exist in the care provided to advanced cancer patients. This article describes an investigation designed to advance the science of healthcare disparities by isolating the effects of patient ...

    Authors: Cezanne M. Elias, Cleveland G. Shields, Jennifer J. Griggs, Kevin Fiscella, Sharon L. Christ, Joseph Colbert, Stephen G. Henry, Beth G. Hoh, Haslyn E. R. Hunte, Mary Marshall, Supriya Gupta Mohile, Sandy Plumb, Mohamedtaki A. Tejani, Alison Venuti and Ronald M. Epstein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:575

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