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Experimental therapeutics and drug development

This section covers all aspects of preclinical investigations on therapeutic agents. It welcomes submissions concerning anti-cancer drug discovery and development, and targeted therapies.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Cervical dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)) is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and is most common in women of reproductive age. Current treatment of moderate to severe CIN is surgical. T...

    Authors: A. J. M. van de Sande, M. M. Koeneman, C. G. Gerestein, A. J. Kruse, F. J. van Kemenade and H. J. van Beekhuizen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:655

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Indole-3-carbinol, derived from Cruciferous vegetables is an estrogen receptor antagonist considered a preventive agent that is naturally present in diet. There are no previous studies on its effects in human ...

    Authors: Asunción Martín-Ruiz, Laura Peña, Alfredo González-Gil, Lucía Teresa Díez-Córdova, Sara Cáceres and Juan Carlos Illera

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:626

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), evidence is unclear as to whether hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) or sorafenib is superior. We performed a prospective, open-label, non-c...

    Authors: Masahiro Hatooka, Tomokazu Kawaoka, Hiroshi Aikata, Yuki Inagaki, Kei Morio, Takashi Nakahara, Eisuke Murakami, Masataka Tsuge, Akira Hiramatsu, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Kazuo Awai, Keiichi Masaki, Koji Waki, Hirotaka Kohno, Hiroshi Kohno…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:633

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. The disease recurrent rate is relatively high resulted in poor 5-year survival in advanced HCC. Cancer stem cells (...

    Authors: Wei-Chieh Huang, Shiao-Lin Tung, Yao-Li Chen, Po-Ming Chen and Pei-Yi Chu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:609

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing appreciation that non-cancer cells within the tumour microenvironment influence cancer progression and anti-cancer drug efficacy. For metastatic prostate cancer (PCa), the bone marrow micro...

    Authors: Eman Mosaad, Karen Chambers, Kathryn Futrega, Judith Clements and Michael Robert Doran

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:592

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Repurposing existing medications for antineoplastic purposes can provide a safe, cost-effective, and efficacious means to further augment available cancer care. Clinical and preclinical studies suggest a role ...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Knight, Stephanie A. Kerswill, Parameswaran Hari, Steve W. Cole, Brent R. Logan, Anita D’Souza, Nirav N. Shah, Mary M. Horowitz, Melinda R. Stolley, Erica K. Sloan, Karen E. Giles, Erin S. Costanzo, Mehdi Hamadani, Saurabh Chhabra, Binod Dhakal and J. Douglas Rizzo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:593

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  7. Content type: Research article

    All known mechanisms of apoptosis induced by resveratrol act through cell cycle arrest and changes in mitochondrial membrane potential. It is currently unknown whether resveratrol-induced apoptosis is associat...

    Authors: Yingying Fan, Jen-Fu Chiu, Jing Liu, Yan Deng, Cheng Xu, Jun Zhang and Guanwu Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:581

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Patients with cancer develop endothelial dysfunction and subsequently display a higher risk of cardiovascular events. The aim of the present work was to examine changes in nitric oxide (NO)- and prostacyclin (PGI

    Authors: E. Buczek, A. Denslow, L. Mateuszuk, B. Proniewski, T. Wojcik, B. Sitek, A. Fedorowicz, A. Jasztal, E. Kus, A. Chmura- Skirlinska, R. Gurbiel, J. Wietrzyk and S. Chlopicki

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:582

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies showed sanguinarine induced apoptosis in CRC cells but did not define the underlying mechanisms. The purpose of this work was to determine the in vivo and in vitro effects of sanguinarine on C...

    Authors: Xianling Gong, Zhihong Chen, Qinrui Han, Chunhui Chen, Linlin Jing, Yawei Liu, Liang Zhao, Xueqing Yao and Xuegang Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:578

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neuroblastoma (NB) is a devastating disease. Despite recent advances in the treatment of NB, about 60% of high-risk NB will have relapse and therefore long-term event free survival is very minimal. We have rep...

    Authors: Selvi Kunnimalaiyaan, Victoriana K. Schwartz, Iris Alao Jackson, T. Clark Gamblin and Muthusamy Kunnimalaiyaan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:560

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Currently, there are no available targeted therapy options for non-V600 BRAF mutated tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of RAF and MEK concurrent inhibition on tumor growth, migration...

    Authors: Eszter Molnár, Dominika Rittler, Marcell Baranyi, Michael Grusch, Walter Berger, Balázs Döme, József Tóvári, Clemens Aigner, József Tímár, Tamás Garay and Balázs Hegedűs

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:542

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We previously reported that clioquinol acts as a zinc ionophore and inhibits the NF-κB signalling pathway. Other research has demonstrated that zinc deficiency plays a vital role in the occurrence and developm...

    Authors: Shan Lu, Yuan Ke, Chaoyan Wu, Yahua Zhong, Conghua Xie, Yunfeng Zhou, Fuxiang Zhou and Haijun Yu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:448

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have suggested that metformin may be useful for preventing and treating endometrial cancer (EC), while the results have been inconsistent. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to inv...

    Authors: Danxia Chu, Jie Wu, Kaili Wang, Mengling Zhao, Chunfang Wang, Liuxia Li and Ruixia Guo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:438

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Mammary cancer is highly prevalent in dogs and cats and results in a poor prognosis due to critically lacking viable treatment options. Recent human and mouse studies have suggested that inhibiting peptidyl ar...

    Authors: Melissa M. Ledet, Robyn Anderson, Rebecca Harman, Aaron Muth, Paul R. Thompson, Scott A. Coonrod and Gerlinde R. Van de Walle

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:412

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Brucea javanica oil emulsion (BJOE) is traditional Chinese medicine with implicated anti-tumor activity, which has been used for treating lung cancer in China. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Dai Fuhong, Gao Xiang, Li Haiying, Wang Jiangye, Gao Xueming and Chai Wenxiao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:411

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance (MR)-guided microwave ablation is a well-developed technique for the treatment of tumors, especially hepatic carcinomas. However, there are no detailed reports on the changes in the MR image...

    Authors: Jun Dong, Xiaojing Geng, Yadi Yang, Xiuyu Cai, Pili Hu, Liangping Xia, Bei Zhang and Peihong Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:397

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Kallikrein-Kinin System (KKS) has been found to play a role in tumor progression in several cancers. The KKS metabolic cascade depends on signalling through two cross talking receptors; bradykinin receptor...

    Authors: Patricia Luiza Nunes da Costa, David Wynne, Theodora Fifis, Linh Nguyen, Marcos Perini and Christopher Christophi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:382

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Temozolomide (TMZ)-induced side effects and drug tolerance to human gliomas are still challenging issues now. Our previous studies showed that honokiol, a major bioactive constituent of Magnolia officinalis (Houp...

    Authors: Chung-Ching Chio, Kung-Yen Chen, Cheng-Kuei Chang, Jian-Ying Chuang, Chih-Chung Liu, Shing-Hwa Liu and Ruei-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:379

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The combination of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been suggested to be safe and effective for adult acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL). As of 2010, the role of cytarabine (Ara-C...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yao Zou, Yumei Chen, Ye Guo, Wenyu Yang, Xiaojuan Chen, Shuchun Wang, Xiaoming Liu, Min Ruan, Jiayuan Zhang, Tianfeng Liu, Fang Liu, Benquan Qi, Wenbin An, Yuanyuan Ren, Lixian Chang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:374

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