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BMC Cancer

Surgical oncology, cancer imaging, and interventional therapeutics

Section edited by Stephen P. Povoski

This section focuses on clinical research that impacts on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using surgery, diagnostic imaging, interventional therapeutics, and surgical pathology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-associated deaths with liver metastases developing in 25–30% of those affected. Previous data suggest a survival difference between right- and left-sided li...

    Authors: Jennie Engstrand, Henrik Nilsson, Cecilia Strömberg, Eduard Jonas and Jacob Freedman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:78

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    The objective of this study is to investigate the role and experience of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient in decision making process concerning treatment selection in the current clinical...

    Authors: S. Mokhles, J. J. M. E. Nuyttens, M. de Mol, J. G. J. V. Aerts, A. P. W. M. Maat, Ö. Birim, A. J. J. C. Bogers and J. J. M. Takkenberg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:79

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    Greater lymph node retrieval in gastric cancer improves staging accuracy and may improve survival from increased clearance of nodal micrometastasis. This retrospective cohort study investigated if more lymph n...

    Authors: Shiela S. Macalindong, Kwang Hee Kim, Byung-Ho Nam, Keun Won Ryu, Norihito Kubo, Ja Yeon Kim, Bang Wool Eom, Hong Man Yoon, Myeong-Cherl Kook, Il Ju Choi and Young Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:73

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    To revise the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system for colorectal cancer (CRC) based on a nomogram analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, and to prove the rat...

    Authors: Xiangxing Kong, Jun Li, Yibo Cai, Yu Tian, Shengqiang Chi, Danyang Tong, Yeting Hu, Qi Yang, Jingsong Li, Graeme Poston, Ying Yuan and Kefeng Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:50

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Surgical resection is necessary to conduct a pathological biopsy and to achieve a reduction of intracranial pressure in low-grade gliomas patients. This study aimed to determine whether a greater extent of res...

    Authors: Liang Xia, Chenyan Fang, Gao Chen and Caixing Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:48

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Although cases of multiple primary malignant neoplasms are increasing, reports of more than three or four primary metachronous malignant neoplasms are extremely rare. Moreover, very few publications have provi...

    Authors: Keiichi Arakawa, Keisuke Hata, Yoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Hiroaki Nozawa, Masafumi Yoshida, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Teppei Morikawa, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Kazuhiko Koike, Masashi Fukayama and Toshiaki Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:24

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Extra-abdominal metastases in low grade endometrial carcinoma are rare events. Inguinal lymphatic spread occurs usually in advanced disease and is associated with abdominal lymph nodes involvement. To our know...

    Authors: Anna Myriam Perrone, Giulia Girolimetti, Simona Cima, Ivana Kurelac, Alessandra Livi, Giacomo Caprara, Donatella Santini, Paolo Castellucci, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Giuseppe Gasparre and Pierandrea De Iaco

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine prognostic factors influencing outcomes of surgical treatment in patients with T4a hypopharyngeal cancer.

    Authors: Sang-Yeon Kim, Young-Soo Rho, Eun-Chang Choi, Min-Sik Kim, Joo-Hyun Woo, Dong Hoon Lee, Eun Jae Chung, Min Woo Park, Da-Hee Kim and Young-Hoon Joo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:904

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  9. Content type: Research article

    TP53 is the most frequently mutated gene in human cancers. Previous studies reported that TP53 mutations correlated with poor prognoses in patients with head and neck squamous cell car...

    Authors: Go Omura, Mizuo Ando, Yasuhiro Ebihara, Yuki Saito, Kenya Kobayashi, Osamu Fukuoka, Ken Akashi, Masafumi Yoshida, Takahiro Asakage and Tatsuya Yamasoba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:898

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  10. Content type: Research article

    No consensus treatment has been reached for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). Hepatic resection (HR) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) have been recommended as eff...

    Authors: Xiu-Ping Zhang, Kang Wang, Nan Li, Cheng-Qian Zhong, Xu-Biao Wei, Yu-Qiang Cheng, Yu-Zhen Gao, Han Wang and Shu-Qun Cheng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:902

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study provides a comprehensive examination of the histological features of non-neoplastic parenchyma in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We prospectively collected radical nephrectomy (RN) specimens, to analyz...

    Authors: Xun Wang, Qiang Liu, Wen Kong, Jiwei Huang, Yonghui Chen, Yiran Huang and Jin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:900

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of 18F–FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) and MRI for local and/or whole-body restaging of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck (ACC).

    Authors: Verena Ruhlmann, Thorsten D. Poeppel, Johannes Veit, James Nagarajah, Lale Umutlu, Thomas K. Hoffmann, Andreas Bockisch, Ken Herrmann and Wolfgang Sauerwein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:887

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic schwannoma is a rare tumor. Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic schwannoma is challenging due to its tendency to mimic other lesions of the pancreas. We describe a case of pancreatic schwannoma and...

    Authors: Yuntong Ma, Bingqi Shen, Yingmei Jia, Yanji Luo, Yisu Tian, Zhi Dong, Wei Chen, Zi-Ping Li and Shi-Ting Feng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:853

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a prevalent complication secondary to cancer treatments which significantly impacts the physical and psychological health of breast cancer survivors. Previous researc...

    Authors: G. David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Angela Spontelli Gisselman, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J. Anders and Steve Tumilty

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:833

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    Overexpression of Cullin7 is associated with some types of malignancies. However, the part of Cullin7 in hepatocellular carcinoma remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Cullin7 i...

    Authors: Jun An, Zhigang Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Ruizhi Wang, Dayang Hui and Yi Jin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:828

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  16. Content type: Research article

    18F–fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has been employed to define radiotherapy targets using a threshold based on the standardised ...

    Authors: Alta Y. T. Lai, Jose A. U. Perucho, Xiaopei Xu, Edward S. Hui and Elaine Y. P. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:825

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level can be an indicator of the early stage of infectious complications. However, its utility in advanced esophageal cancer patients who receive radical esophagectomy with two- ...

    Authors: Kazuki Kano, Toru Aoyama, Tetsushi Nakajima, Yukio Maezawa, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Tsutomu Sato, Takashi Oshima, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa and Takashi Ogata

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:812

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Brain metastases (BM) from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are the most frequent intracranial tumors. To identify patients who might benefit from intracranial surgery, we compared the six existing prognosti...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Ji, Yingjie Zhuang, Xiangye Yin, Qiong Zhan, Xinli Zhou and Xiaohua Liang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:774

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intra-operative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPC) for gastric peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is controversial, and selection criteria for thi...

    Authors: Baki Topal, Karel Demey, Halit Topal, Joris Jaekers, Eric Van Cutsem, Vincent Vandecaveye, Xavier Sagaert and Hans Prenen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:771

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