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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

    This study aims to establish a radiomics analysis system for the diagnosis and clinical behaviour prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) based on multi-parametric ultrasound imaging.

    Authors: Zhao Yao, Yi Dong, Guoqing Wu, Qi Zhang, Daohui Yang, Jin-Hua Yu and Wen-Ping Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1089

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    In a previous study utilizing mass spectrometry-based proteomics, we identified calcium-activated chloride channel regulator 1 (CLCA1) as a potential tumor suppressor in pancreatic cancer and the expression wa...

    Authors: Dingyuan Hu, Daniel Ansari, Qimin Zhou, Agata Sasor, Katarzyna Said Hilmersson, Monika Bauden, Yi Jiang and Roland Andersson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1096

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The objective of our study was to evaluate the clinical significance of invisible prostate cancer (iPCa) on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) by analyzing clinical parameters and oncologic out...

    Authors: Doo Yong Chung, Dong Hoon Koh, Hyeok Jun Goh, Min Seok Kim, Jong Soo Lee, Won Sik Jang and Young Deuk Choi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1057

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric patients with colorectal cancer may have delayed diagnosis and be oncologically undertreated.

    Authors: Linda Kaerlev, Maria Iachina, Oleg Trosko, Niels Qvist, Pernille Møller Ljungdalh and Bente Mertz Nørgård

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1050

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The oncologic safety of allogeneic blood transfusion in ovarian cancer patients is unknow. We sought to determine the prevalence and oncologic safety of perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion during interv...

    Authors: Kevin W McCool, Emmanuel Sampene, Brock Polnaszek, Joseph Connor, Erin E Medlin and Lisa Barroilhet

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1041

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Difficult resection of tumors from regions with complex local anatomy, such as the pelvis and sacrum, is likely to result in inadequate surgical margins (intralesional or marginal); this is because three-dimen...

    Authors: Kensaku Abe, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Kentaro Igarashi, Hiroyuki Inatani, Yu Aoki, Takashi Higuchi, Yuta Taniguchi, Hirotaka Yonezawa, Yoshihiro Araki and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1036

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer is a highly malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. Chemotherapy such as gemcitabine is still an important treatment. Gemcitabine (Gem) may prolong survival time and delay the development of r...

    Authors: Hua Chen, Ruizhi He, Xiuhui Shi, Min Zhou, Chunle Zhao, Hang Zhang and Renyi Qin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1034

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Cavity occurs in 5.7 to 14.9% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma (ADC). However, the impact of cavity on the therapeutic response to epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in...

    Authors: Fei Zhou, Wanrong Ma, Wei Li, Huijuan Ni, Guanghui Gao, Xiaoxia Chen, Jie Zhang and Jingyun Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1033

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral monocyte count is an assessable parameter. Recently, evidence suggested an elevated preoperative monocyte counts predicting poor prognosis in malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine the...

    Authors: Yang Hai, Nan Chen, Wenwen Wu, Zihuai Wang, Feng Lin, Chenglin Guo, Chengwu Liu, Weimin Li and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1011

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prognostic factors and investigate the optimal treatment of gastric mixed adenoneuroendocrine tumors.

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xie, Jun Lu, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li and Chang-Ming Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1021

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Nearly one third of patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) for locally advanced esophageal cancer have a pathologic complete response (pCR) of the primary tumor upon histopathological evaluat...

    Authors: A. S. Borggreve, S. Mook, M. Verheij, V. E. M. Mul, J. J. Bergman, A. Bartels-Rutten, L. C. ter Beek, R. G. H. Beets-Tan, R. J. Bennink, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, L. A. A. Brosens, I. L. Defize, J. M. van Dieren, H. Dijkstra, R. van Hillegersberg, M. C. Hulshof…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1006

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of cervical lymph nodes is very important for patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Conventional ultrasound is recommended to assess the status of cervical lymph nodes but the diagnos...

    Authors: Wanying Chang, Lei Tang, Caiwei Lu, Min Wu and Man Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1001

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  13. Content type: Case report

    The incidence of ocular metastasis from lung cancer is reported to be 0.1–7%, with adenocarcinoma and small cell lung cancer accounting for the highest proportions of these cases. The majority of cases involve...

    Authors: Ye Guo, Xu Wang, Jun Xiao, Yinghui Xu, Yangyang Cai, Chao Sun and Kewei Ma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1004

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Sarcomas that arise from the scapula or periscapular soft tissues often require a total scapulectomy. This often implies a large complex tissue defect that needs adequate reconstruction of both bone and soft t...

    Authors: Giovanni Beltrami, Gabriele Ristori, Guido Scoccianti, Angela Tamburini, Rodolfo Capanna, Domenico Campanacci and Marco Innocenti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1003

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The number of patients requesting autologous breast reconstruction (ABR) after mastectomy for breast cancer has increased over the past decades. However, concern has been expressed about the oncological safety...

    Authors: Joachim Geers, Hans Wildiers, Katrien Van Calster, Annouschka Laenen, Giuseppe Floris, Marc Vandevoort, Gerd Fabre, Ines Nevelsteen and Ann Smeets

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:994

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The impact of tumor size on prognosis for surgically treated patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate this is...

    Authors: Debang Li, Bin Hu, Yanming Zhou, Tao Wan and Xiaoying Si

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:985

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Sarcomas account for less than 1% of primary breast cancers, and breast angiosarcomas are responsible for only 0.05% of all breast malignancies. The male breast has the same potential for malignant transformat...

    Authors: Benedito Borges da Silva, Walberto Monteiro Neiva Eulálio Filho, Pedro Vitor Lopes Costa, Rozirene Araújo Silva, Ariton Mendes Conde Junior, Diego Cipriano Chagas, Mariella de Almeida Melo, Fidelis Manes Neto, Cleciton Braga Tavares, Edilson Carvalho de Sousa Júnior, Eid Gonçalves Coelho, Viriato Campelo, Luis Henrique Gebrim and Raimundo Gerônimo da Silva Junior

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:978

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas carries a potential risk of inducing peritoneal tumor cell dissemination. We investigated the diagnost...

    Authors: Rei Suzuki, Hiroki Irie, Tadayuki Takagi, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Naoki Konno, Yuki Sato, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Shigeru Marubashi, Takuto Hikichi and Hiromasa Ohira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:974

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The current TNM staging system is far from perfect in predicting the survival of individual non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. In this study, we aim to combine clinical variables and molecular biomar...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Minxin Shi, Zhiwei Wang, Haimin Lu, Chang Li, Yu Tao, Xiaoyan Chen and Jun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:966

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), intro-abdominal and retroperitoneal neoplasms are distinct tumors arising from different cell layers; therefore, coexistence of such tumors is relatively rare.

    Authors: Yong Zhou, Xu-Dong Wu, Quan Shi, Chuan-hai Xu and Jing Jia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:968

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Gastrointestinal symptoms occur in approximately 50% of patients with systemic lupus erythematous with low specificity. Although it is well established that colon cancer is one of the many gastrointestinal man...

    Authors: Junfeng Shi, Jianquan Fei, Qingqing Yi, Lijuan Shen, Boshun Wan, Yueyu Chen and Qing Chang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:961

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The prognosis of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant adenocarcinoma of the lung (Mt) and EGFR wild-type adenocarcinoma (Wt) after complete resection of the lung differ; however, the mecha...

    Authors: Tetsuya Isaka, Haruhiko Nakayama, Hiroyuki Ito, Tomoyuki Yokose, Kouzo Yamada and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:959

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL) occurs in a substantial proportion of breast cancer survivors and is a major contributor to patients’ disability. Regrettably, there are no validated predictive biomark...

    Authors: Marco Invernizzi, Chiara Corti, Gianluca Lopez, Anna Michelotti, Luca Despini, Donatella Gambini, Daniele Lorenzini, Elena Guerini-Rocco, Stefania Maggi, Marianna Noale and Nicola Fusco

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:935

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Perianal Paget’s disease (PPD) is a rare intraepithelial adenocarcinoma of the anal margin. Primary PPD likely represents intra-epithelial neoplasm from an apocrine source, whereas secondary disease may repres...

    Authors: Jéssica Silva dos Santos, Gabriel Alves Bonafé, José Aires Pereira, Danilo Toshio Kanno, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez and Manoela Marques Ortega

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:921

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Biannual ultrasound (US)—with or without alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)—is recommended by current guidelines for the surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the inadequate sensitivity of US has been ...

    Authors: Chansik An, Do Young Kim, Jin-Young Choi, Kwang Hyub Han, Yun Ho Roh and Myeong-Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:915

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the clinical utility of serum and histological MMP-9 detection during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

    Authors: Ruo-Xi Wang, Sheng Chen, Liang Huang and Zhi-Ming Shao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:909

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Although there has been marked development in surgical techniques, there is no easy and fast method of predicting complications in minimally invasive surgeries. We evaluated whether the modified surgical Apgar...

    Authors: Seon Hee Park, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim and Young Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:908

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Accurate assessment of liver health prior to undertaking resectional liver surgery or chemoembolisation for primary and secondary cancers is essential for patient safety and optimal outcomes. LiverMultiScan™, an ...

    Authors: Damian J. Mole, Jonathan A. Fallowfield, Timothy J. Kendall, Fenella Welsh, Scott I. Semple, Velicia Bachtiar, Matt Kelly, Stephen J. Wigmore, O. James Garden, Henry R. Wilman, Rajarshi Banerjee, Myrddin Rees and Michael Brady

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:890

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Resection of the primary tumor is recommended for symptom relief in de novo stage IV breast cancer. We explored whether local surgery could provide a survival benefit in these patients and attempted to charact...

    Authors: Zhenchong Xiong, Guangzheng Deng, Jin Wang, Xing Li, Xinhua Xie, Zeyu Shuang and Xi Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:885

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Local ablative techniques are emerging in patients with oligometastatic disease from colorectal carcinoma, commonly described as less invasive than surgical methods. This single arm cohort seeks to determine w...

    Authors: Ricarda Seidensticker, Robert Damm, Julia Enge, Max Seidensticker, Konrad Mohnike, Maciej Pech, Peter Hass, Holger Amthauer and Jens Ricke

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:882

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The aim of our study was to investigate whether an inflammation-based prognostic score, the prognostic nutritional index (PNI), was associated with clinical characteristics and prognosis in patients with high-...

    Authors: Zheng Feng, Hao Wen, Xingzhu Ju, Rui Bi, Xiaojun Chen, Wentao Yang and Xiaohua Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:883

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite the fact that the cost-effectiveness of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is not yet proven, and open radical (ORC) cystectomy is recommended as the standard of care in patients with high-risk n...

    Authors: C. J. Wijburg, C. T. J. Michels, J. R. Oddens, J. P. C. Grutters, J. A. Witjes and M. M. Rovers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:861

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The Ki67 Index has been extensively studied as a prognostic biomarker in breast cancer. However, its clinical adoption is largely hampered by the lack of a standardized method to assess Ki67 that limits inter-...

    Authors: Muhammad Khalid Khan Niazi, Caglar Senaras, Michael Pennell, Vidya Arole, Gary Tozbikian and Metin N. Gurcan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:867

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Tumor necrosis (TN) correlates with adverse outcomes in numerous solid tumors. However, its prognostic value in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains unclear. In this study, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate ...

    Authors: Lijin Zhang, Zhenlei Zha, Wei Qu, Hu Zhao, Jun Yuan, Yejun Feng and Bin Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:870

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Up to date, investigation of the prognostic value of differentiation status mainly focused on signet ring cell and mucinous gastric cancer. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the clinicopathological f...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Jinqiang Liu, Fei Wang, Gaozan Zheng, Qiao Wang, Shushang Liu, Guanghui Xu, Man Guo, Xiao Lian and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:865

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is a standard approach of the multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer. Depending on the biological subtype a pathological complete response in the breast (bpCR) can be achi...

    Authors: Joerg Heil, Peter Sinn, Hannah Richter, André Pfob, Benedikt Schaefgen, André Hennigs, Fabian Riedel, Bettina Thomas, Marc Thill, Markus Hahn, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Sherko Kuemmel, Maria Margarete Karsten, Mattea Reinisch, John Hackmann, Toralf Reimer…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:851

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Chondrosarcoma is the second most frequent primary malignant bone tumor. Treatment is mainly based on surgery. In general, wide resection is advocated at least in G2 and G3 tumors. But which margins should be ...

    Authors: Julian Fromm, Alexander Klein, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Lars Lindner, Christof Birkenmaier, Falk Roeder, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:849

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    The majority of patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) suffer from underlying liver disease and are exposed to the risk of postoperative ascites, which is favored by an imbalance be...

    Authors: Kayvan Mohkam, Michel Rayar, Jean-Philippe Adam, Fabrice Muscari, Agnès Rode, Philippe Merle, Pierre Pradat, Stéphanie Bauler, Isabelle Delfour, Laurence Chiche, Christian Ducerf, Karim Boudjema, Mickaël Lesurtel, Christophe Laurent and Jean-Yves Mabrut

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:844

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  39. Content type: Research article

    This study explored the effect of liver resection on perioperative circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and found that the prognostic significance of surgery was associated with changes in CTC counts in patients wit...

    Authors: Jing-jing Yu, Wei Xiao, Shui-lin Dong, Hui-fang Liang, Zhi-wei Zhang, Bi-xiang Zhang, Zhi-yong Huang, Yi-fa Chen, Wan-guang Zhang, Hong-ping Luo, Qian Chen and Xiao-ping Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:835

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Seroma formation is a common complication after mastectomy and is associated with delayed wound healing, infection, skin flap necrosis, patient discomfort and repeated visits to the out patient clinic to deal ...

    Authors: J. van Bastelaar, R. Granzier, L. M. van Roozendaal, G. Beets, C. D. Dirksen and Y. Vissers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:830

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Core needle biopsy (CNB) is a standard diagnostic procedure in the setting of breast cancer screening. However, CNB may result in the borderline diagnoses of lesion of uncertain malignant potential (B3). The a...

    Authors: Christiane Richter-Ehrenstein, Katharina Maak, Sonja Röger and Tilman Ehrenstein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:829

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are widely accepted techniques to eliminate small unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). Although previous studies labelled thermal ablation...

    Authors: Robbert S. Puijk, Alette H. Ruarus, Laurien G. P. H. Vroomen, Aukje A. J. M. van Tilborg, Hester J. Scheffer, Karin Nielsen, Marcus C. de Jong, Jan J. J. de Vries, Babs M. Zonderhuis, Hasan H. Eker, Geert Kazemier, Henk Verheul, Bram B. van der Meijs, Laura van Dam, Natasha Sorgedrager, Veerle M. H. Coupé…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:821

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  43. Content type: Research article

    To estimate the prognostic value of inflammatory markers in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC).

    Authors: Linyan Chen, Hao Zeng, Jiapeng Yang, Yuqing Lu, Dan Zhang, Jinggan Wang, Chienyun Kuang, Sha Zhu, Manni Wang and Xuelei Ma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:816

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Pilocytic astrocytoma is a low-grade central nervous system tumor most commonly seen in children. Dissemination from a primary intracranial tumor along the neuroaxis has been described at both presentation and...

    Authors: Devin McBride, Zaid Aljuboori, Eyas M. Hattab, Richard Downs, Shiao Woo, Brian Williams, Joseph Neimat and Eric Burton

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:806

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  45. Content type: Research article

    As we previously reported, the presence of preoperative metabolic syndrome can predict the significant risk of gastric cancer mortality. As a further extension, we evaluated the prediction of three lipid deriv...

    Authors: Dan Hu, Feng Peng, Xiandong Lin, Gang Chen, Binying Liang, Ying Chen, Chao Li, Hejun Zhang, Guohui Fan, Guodong Xu, Yan Xia, Jinxiu Lin, Xiongwei Zheng and Wenquan Niu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:785

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    After curative-intent surgery for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), liver recurrence occurs in more than 60% of patients, despite the administration of perioperative or adjuvant chemotherapy. This risk is ev...

    Authors: Diane Goéré, Jean-Pierre Pignon, Maximiliano Gelli, Dominique Elias, Léonor Benhaim, Frédéric Deschamps, Caroline Caramella, Valérie Boige, Michel Ducreux, Thierry de Baere and David Malka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:787

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Peri-operative inflammation has been extensively highlighted in cancer patients as detrimental. Treatment strategies to improve survival for cancer patients through targeting peri-operative inflammation have y...

    Authors: H. Paul Redmond, Peter M. Neary, Marcel Jinih, Emer O’Connell, Niamh Foley, Rolf W. Pfirrmann, Jiang H. Wang and D. Peter O’Leary

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:794

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  48. Content type: Research article

    In digital mammography, finding accurate breast profile segmentation of women’s mammogram is considered a challenging task. The existence of the pectoral muscle may mislead the diagnosis of cancer due to its h...

    Authors: Bushra Mughal, Nazeer Muhammad, Muhammad Sharif, Amjad Rehman and Tanzila Saba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:778

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  49. Content type: Research article

    18F-FDG PET-CT is commonly used to monitor treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). With improvement in systemic therapy, complete metabolic response (CMR) is increasingly encou...

    Authors: Keith W. H. Chiu, Ka-On Lam, H. An, Gavin T. C. Cheung, Johnny K. S. Lau, Tim-Shing Choy and Victor H. F. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:776

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