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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

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    The worldwide incidence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has increased remarkably, with the hindgut being the second most common site for such tumors. However, the mechanisms underlying progression and metastas...

    Authors: Yoichiro Okubo, Rika Kasajima, Masaki Suzuki, Yohei Miyagi, Osamu Motohashi, Manabu Shiozawa, Emi Yoshioka, Kota Washimi, Kae Kawachi, Yoichi Kameda and Tomoyuki Yokose

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:769

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Whether perioperative blood transfusions (PBTs) adversely influence oncological outcomes for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) patients after curative resection remains undetermined.

    Authors: Pei-Yun Zhou, Zheng Tang, Wei-Ren Liu, Meng-Xin Tian, Lei Jin, Xi-Fei Jiang, Han Wang, Chen-Yang Tao, Zhen-Bin Ding, Yuan-Fei Peng, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Zhi Dai, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan and Ying-Hong Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:762

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative T staging of lower rectal cancer is an important criterion for selecting intersphincteric resection (ISR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR) as well as selecting neoadjuvant therapy. The aim of t...

    Authors: Dai Shida, Gen Iinuma, Akira Komono, Hiroki Ochiai, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Mototaka Miyake and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:764

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Data on the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic versus open resection for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) larger than 5 cm are limited. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to compar...

    Authors: Xiao Lian, Fan Feng, Man Guo, Lei Cai, Zhen Liu, Shushang Liu, Shuao Xiao, Gaozan Zheng, Guanghui Xu and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:760

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The rates of thoracoscopic esophagectomy performed in the prone and left lateral decubitus positions are similar in Japan. We retrospectively reviewed short- and long-term outcomes of thoracoscopic esophagecto...

    Authors: Masahiko Murakami, Koji Otsuka, Satoru Goto, Tomotake Ariyoshi, Takeshi Yamashita and Takeshi Aoki

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:748

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (SCCB) is a relatively rare malignant bladder tumor, and few reports have investigated the microvasculature of SCCB imaged using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).

    Authors: Meixiang Zhang, Chengcheng Niu, Ming Zhang, Qinghai Peng and Minzhi Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:746

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Liver resection had been regarded as a standard treatment for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, early mortality and recurrence after surgery were still of major concern. RAM (Risk Assessment for...

    Authors: Heng-Yuan Hsu, Ming-Chin Yu, Chao-Wei Lee, Hsin-I Tsai, Chang-Mu Sung, Chun-Wei Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Cheng-Yu Lin, Wen-Juei Jeng, Wei-Chen Lee and Miin-Fu Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:742

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic and prognostic significance of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate associated antigen 19–9 (CA19–9), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and cancer antigen 125 (CA125) in early gastric cancer have ...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Yangzi Tian, Guanghui Xu, Zhen Liu, Shushang Liu, Gaozan Zheng, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Daiming Fan and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:737

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  10. Content type: Research article

    On conventional diagnostic imaging, the features of radiation necrosis (RN) are similar to those of local recurrence (LR) of brain metastases (BM). 11C–methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) is reporte...

    Authors: Shoji Yomo and Kazuhiro Oguchi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:713

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Adequate working space and a clear view for the dissected lesion are crucial for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Pharyngeal ESD requires that an otorhinolaryngologist creates working space by lifting t...

    Authors: Lianjun Di, Kuang-I Fu, Rui Xie, Xinglong Wu, Youfeng Li, Huichao Wu and Biguang Tuo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:712

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Our research aimed to investigate whether lymphadenectomy was required in patients with intermediate-risk endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC).

    Authors: Menghan Zhu, Nan Jia, Feifei Huang, Xiaoxia Liu, Yuqing Zhao, Xiang Tao, Wei Jiang, Qin Li and Weiwei Feng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:696

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    In patients with BRAFV600 mutated unresectable stage IIIc or metastatic melanoma, molecular targeted therapy with combined BRAF/MEK-inhibitor vemurafenib plus cobimetinib has shown a significantly improved pro...

    Authors: Bernies van der Hiel, John B.A.G. Haanen, Marcel P.M. Stokkel, Daniel S. Peeper, Connie R. Jimenez, Jos H. Beijnen, Bart A. van de Wiel, Ronald Boellaard and Alfons J.M. van den Eertwegh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:649

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sorafenib and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) are recommended therapies for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but their combined efficacy remains unclear.

    Authors: Fei-Xiang Wu, Jie Chen, Tao Bai, Shao-Liang Zhu, Tian-Bo Yang, Lu-Nan Qi, Ling Zou, Zi-Hui Li, Jia-Zhou Ye and Le-Qun Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:645

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  15. Content type: Case report

    A solitary fibrous tumour is a rare, mainly benign spindle cell mesenchymal tumour most commonly originating from the pleura. An intrapericardial location of a solitary fibrous tumour is extremely unusual. We ...

    Authors: Csilla Czimbalmos, Ibolya Csecs, Miklos Polos, Elektra Bartha, Nikolette Szucs, Attila Toth, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, David Becker, Zoltan Sapi, Zoltan Szabolcs, Bela Merkely and Hajnalka Vago

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:612

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Larynx preservation (LP) is recommended for up to low-volume T4 laryngeal cancer as an evidence-based treatment option that does not compromise survival. However, a reevaluation of the current literature raise...

    Authors: Gerhard Dyckhoff, Peter K. Plinkert and Heribert Ramroth

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:609

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a relatively common inherited disorder. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are at high risk of developing neurogenic, neuroendocrine and mesenchymal intra-abdominal tumors. Alth...

    Authors: Nihed Abdessayed, Rahul Gupta, Sarra Mestiri, Ahlem Bdioui, Mounir Trimech and Moncef Mokni

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:579

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