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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

    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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