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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

    Bone and soft tissue masses of the foot and ankle are not particularly rare but true neoplasia has to be strictly differentiated from pseudotumorous lesions. Diagnosis is often delayed as diagnostic errors are...

    Authors: Andreas Toepfer, Norbert Harrasser, Maximiliane Recker, Ulrich Lenze, Florian Pohlig, Ludger Gerdesmeyer and Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:735

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    The incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury has increased due to RLN lymph node dissection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of intraoperative ultrasonography (IU) to detect RLN no...

    Authors: Jianwei Wang, Min Liu, Jingxian Shen, Haichao Ouyang, Xiuying Xie, Ting Lin, Anhua Li and Hong Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:737

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    Circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) may serve as a measure of tumour burden and a useful tool for non-invasive monitoring of cancer. However, ctDNA is not always detectable in patients at time of diagnosis of metas...

    Authors: Ashleigh C. McEvoy, Lydia Warburton, Zeyad Al-Ogaili, Liesl Celliers, Leslie Calapre, Michelle R. Pereira, Muhammad A. Khattak, Tarek M. Meniawy, Michael Millward, Melanie Ziman and Elin S. Gray

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:726

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    The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification is a key gastric cancer prognosis system. This study aimed to create a new TNM system to provide a reference for the...

    Authors: Zhiqiong Wang, Mo Li, Zhen Xu, Yanlin Jiang, Huizi Gu, Ying Yu, Haitao Zhu, Hao Zhang, Ping Lu, Junchang Xin, Hong Xu and Caigang Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:706

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    The prognostic value of preoperative controlling nutritional status (CONUT) has been reported in many malignancies. In present study, we aimed to clarify the prognostic impact of CONUT in gastric cancer (GC) r...

    Authors: Xuechao Liu, Deyao Zhang, Enzi Lin, Yongming Chen, Wei Li, Yingbo Chen, Xiaowei Sun and Zhiwei Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:699

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Emerging inflammatory response biomarkers are developed to predict the survival of patients with cancer, the aim of our study is to establish an inflammation-related nomogram based on the classical predictive ...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Xiao Qu, Ngar-Woon Kam, Kai Wang, Hongchang Shen, Qi Liu and Jiajun Du

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:692

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  7. Content type: Research article

    High-grade salivary gland cancer is a distinct clinical entity that has aggressive disease progression and early systemic spread. However, because of the rarity of the disease, the clinical outcomes, prognosti...

    Authors: Jeon Yeob Jang, Nayeon Choi, Young-Hyeh Ko, Man Ki Chung, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Kwan-Hyuck Baek and Han-Sin Jeong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:672

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic liver resection has been reported as a safe and effective approach for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its perioperative and oncological outcomes have not been evaluated...

    Authors: Jong Man Kim, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Heejin Yoo, Kyeung-Sik Kim, Jisoo Lee, Kyunga Kim, Gyu-Seong Choi and Jae-Won Joh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:668

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of drug eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) treatment by CalliSpheres® in Chinese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as we...

    Authors: Guan-Hui Zhou, Jun Han, Jun-Hui Sun, Yue-Lin Zhang, Tan-Yang Zhou, Chun-Hui Nie, Tong-Yin Zhu, Sheng-Qun Chen, Bao-Quan Wang, Zi-Niu Yu, Hong-Liang Wang, Li-Ming Chen, Wei-Lin Wang and Shu-Sen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:644

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    The optimal therapeutic strategy in UICC stage T3 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that maximizes both safety and long-term outcome has not yet been determined. Our aim was to compare clinical outcomes ...

    Authors: Chong Zhong, Yong-Fa Zhang, Jun-Hai Huang, Cheng-Ming Xiong, Zi-Yu Wang, Qing-Lian Chen and Rong-Ping Guo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:643

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    The relatively low incidence of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and the unique anatomy make the surgical management and outcomes of this kind of tumor still under debate. Thus, this study aime...

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

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:563

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    The consensus is that a minimum of 12 lymph nodes should be analyzed at colectomy for colon cancer. However, right colon cancer and left colon cancer have different characteristics, and this threshold value fo...

    Authors: Lin Yang, Zhenchong Xiong, Qiankun Xie, Wenzhuo He, Shousheng Liu, Pengfei Kong, Chang Jiang, Guifang Guo and Liangping Xia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:558

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    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening more frequently detects early stage prostate cancer (PC). However, adverse pathologic features (APFs) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in low-risk PC occur. Previous r...

    Authors: Jae Won Park, Dong Hoon Koh, Won Sik Jang, Kang Su Cho, Won Sik Ham, Koon Ho Rha, Sung Joon Hong and Young Deuk Choi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:545

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (neoCTX) is a prognostic factor in many cancer types, and early prediction would help to modify treatment. In patients with gastric and esophagogastric junction ...

    Authors: Paul M. Schneider, Dilmurodjon Eshmuminov, Tamara Rordorf, Diana Vetter, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Achim Weber, Peter Bauerfeind, Panagiotis Samaras and Kuno Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:548

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    Malnutrition and weight loss are commonly observed in patients with pancreatic cancer and contribute to poor survival. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), which can be caused by ductal obstruction by a tu...

    Authors: Juan Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, Laura Nieto-Garcia, Javier López-Díaz, Jose Lariño-Noia, Ihab Abdulkader and Julio Iglesias-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:534

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix (NECC) is a rare variant of cervical cancer. The prognosis of women with NECC is poor and there is no standardized therapy for this type of malignancy based on controlled...

    Authors: Clemens B. Tempfer, Iris Tischoff, Askin Dogan, Ziad Hilal, Beate Schultheis, Peter Kern and Günther A. Rezniczek

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:530

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Positron Emission Tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an imaging technique which has a role in the detection and staging malignancies (both in first diagnosis and follow-up). The finding of an unexpecte...

    Authors: Lucia Moletta, Sergio Bissoli, Alberto Fantin, Nicola Passuello, Michele Valmasoni and Cosimo Sperti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:531

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Laterally spreading tumours (LSTs) are superficial neoplasms that usually extend laterally along the intra-luminal wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, the incidence of LSTs in the colorectal mucosa h...

    Authors: Samiullah Khan, Lan-ping Zhu, Yujie Zhang, Xin Chen and Bang-mao Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:502

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Ewing’s sarcoma is a primary malignant tumor of bone occurring mostly in childhood. Few effective reconstruction techniques are available after wide resection of Ewing’s sarcoma at the distal end of the tibia....

    Authors: Naoki Mizoshiri, Toshiharu Shirai, Ryu Terauchi, Shinji Tsuchida, Yuki Mori, Yusei Katsuyama, Daichi Hayashi, Yoshinobu Oka and Toshikazu Kubo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:503

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