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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

    Evaluation of lymph node (LN) status is an important factor for detecting metastasis and thereby staging breast cancer. Currently utilized clinical techniques involve the surgical disruption and resection of l...

    Authors: Ryan M. Nolan, Steven G. Adie, Marina Marjanovic, Eric J. Chaney, Fredrick A. South, Guillermo L. Monroy, Nathan D. Shemonski, Sarah J. Erickson-Bhatt, Ryan L. Shelton, Andrew J. Bower, Douglas G. Simpson, Kimberly A. Cradock, Z. George Liu, Partha S. Ray and Stephen A. Boppart

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:144

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The occurrence and development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends largely on such non-tumor factors as inflammatory condition, immune state, viral infection and liver fibrosis. Various inflammation-base...

    Authors: Fei Ji, Yao Liang, Shun-Jun Fu, Zhi-Yong Guo, Man Shu, Shun-Li Shen, Shao-Qiang Li, Bao-Gang Peng, Li-Jian Liang and Yun-Peng Hua

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:137

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The bone scan index (BSI) using a computer-aided diagnosis system for bone scans is expected to be an objective and quantitative clinical tool for evaluating bone metastatic prostate cancer. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Yasuhide Miyoshi, Shuko Yoneyama, Takashi Kawahara, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Keiichi Kondo, Masatoshi Moriyama, Shigeo Takebayashi, Yumiko Yokomizo, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura and Kazumi Noguchi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:128

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma (OGA) has a poor prognosis, even for patients with operable disease. However, the optimal surveillance strategy following surgery is unknown.

    Authors: Sing Yu Moorcraft, Elisa Fontana, David Cunningham, Clare Peckitt, Tom Waddell, Elizabeth C. Smyth, William Allum, Jeremy Thompson, Sheela Rao, David Watkins, Naureen Starling and Ian Chau

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:112

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The bone scan index (BSI), which is obtained using a computer-aided bone scan evaluation system, is anticipated to become an objective and quantitative clinical tool for evaluating bone metastases in prostate ...

    Authors: Koichi Uemura, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Takashi Kawahara, Shuko Yoneyama, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Keiichi Kondo, Masatoshi Moriyama, Shigeo Takebayashi, Yumiko Yokomizo, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura and Kazumi Noguchi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:109

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The combination of blue dye and radioisotope is most widely used to identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in patients with breast cancer. However, some individual studies suggested that dual tracers did not hav...

    Authors: Pei-Sheng He, Feng Li, Guan-Hua Li, Can Guo and Tian-Jin Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:107

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Lymph node (LN) involvement represents the strongest prognostic factor in colon cancer patients. The objective of this prospective study was to assess the prognostic impact of isolated tumor cells (ITC, define...

    Authors: B. Weixler, R. Warschkow, U. Güller, A. Zettl, U. von Holzen, B. M. Schmied and M. Zuber

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:106

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Early gastric cancer is defined as a lesion confined to the mucosa or submucosa, regardless of the size or lymph node metastasis. Treatment methods include endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal...

    Authors: Zhixue Zheng, Yinan Zhang, Lianhai Zhang, Ziyu Li, Xiaojiang Wu, Yiqiang Liu, Zhaode Bu and Jiafu Ji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:92

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the safety of the anti-VEGF antibody bevacizumab in patients undergoing resection for colorectal liver metastases (CLM). This meta-analysis evaluates the impact of bevacizumab on parenchy...

    Authors: Andreas M. Volk, Johannes Fritzmann, Christoph Reissfelder, Georg F. Weber, Jürgen Weitz and Nuh N. Rahbari

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:84

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MR imaging has been applied in researches of various diseases, however its potential in cervical cancer patients has not been fully explored. The purpose of this study was t...

    Authors: Li Zhu, Lijing Zhu, Hua Shi, Huanhuan Wang, Jing Yan, Baorui Liu, Weibo Chen, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang and Tian Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:79

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) extending to inferior vena cava and heart is one of the most challenging conditions for surgical treatment. We explored the use of computerized tomography angiography (CTA) in ...

    Authors: Ting Gui, Qiuhong Qian, Dongyan Cao, Jiaxin Yang, Ping Peng and Keng Shen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:73

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant TGF-β1 signaling is suggested to be involved in gastric carcinogenesis. However, the role of TGF-β1 in intestinal-type [i-GC] and diffuse-type [d-GC] gastric cancer remains largely unknown. In this st...

    Authors: Kyung Ho Pak, Dong Hoon Kim, Hyunki Kim, Do Hyung Lee and Jae-Ho Cheong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:60

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2016 16:99

  13. Content type: Research article

    To correlate parameters of Ultrasonography-guided Diffuse optical tomography (US-DOT) with pharmacokinetic features of Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI and pathologic markers of breast cancer.

    Authors: Min Jung Kim, Min-Ying Su, Hon J Yu, Jeon-Hor Chen, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon and Ji Soo Choi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:50

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Utilisation of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and guide sheath (EBUS-GS) for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer is gaining popularity, however, its impact on cli...

    Authors: Neli S. Slavova-Azmanova, Catalina Lizama, Claire E. Johnson, Herbert P. Ludewick, Leanne Lester, Shanka Karunarathne and Martin Phillips

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:44

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Over 20 % of ovarian cancer patients have preoperative thrombocytosis or hyperfibrinogenemia. We aimed to demonstrate the clinical and prognostic significance of thrombocytosis and hyperfibrinogenemia in high-...

    Authors: Zheng Feng, Hao Wen, Rui Bi, Yachen Duan, Wentao Yang and Xiaohua Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:43

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative chemotherapy (PCT) and chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) showed promising results for gastric cancers. However, the influence of preoperative adverse events (AEs) on postoperative complications remains unk...

    Authors: Shuang-Xi Li, Sang Hyuk Seo, Yoon Young Choi, Masatoshi Nakagawa, Ji Yeong An, Hyoung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung and Sung Hoon Noh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:29

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  17. Content type: Research article

    FoxC2 is an epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulator which induces metastasis. The purpose of this study is to assess the prognostic value of FoxC2 expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), al...

    Authors: Wei Jiang, Hong Fan, Cheng Qian, Jianyong Ding, Qun Wang and Xuguang Pang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:16

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    For decades, planar bone scintigraphy has been the standard practice for detection of bone metastases in prostate cancer and has been endorsed by recent oncology/urology guidelines. It is a sensitive method wi...

    Authors: Randi F. Fonager, Helle D. Zacho, Niels C. Langkilde and Lars J. Petersen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:10

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Intravenous leiomyomas are a rare variant of uterine leiomyoma. Although histologically benign, these tumors are associated with a poor prognosis due to propensity for metastasis, high recurrence rate, difficu...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Leslie H. Clark, Xiugui Sheng and Chunxiao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2016 16:6

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  20. Content type: Case report

    The objective of the study was to explore the clinical expression, radiological and pathological features, differential diagnosis, and biological behavior of a clear cell myomelanocytic tumor. In a case involv...

    Authors: Zu-Sen Wang, Lin Xu, Lin Ma, Meng-Qi Song, Li-Qun Wu and Xuan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:1004

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Use of FDG-PET/CT for staging and restaging of lymphoma patients is widely incorporated into current practice guidelines. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of FDG-PET/MRI and WB-...

    Authors: Ken Herrmann, Marcelo Queiroz, Martin W. Huellner, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Andreas Buck, Niklaus Schaefer, Paul Stolzman and Patrick Veit-Haibach

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:1002

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The study was to investigate whether 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake, analyzed by positron emission tomography (PET), can be used preoperatively to predict survival in Chinese patients with colorectal car...

    Authors: Debing Shi, Guoxiang Cai, Junjie Peng, Dawei Li, Xinxiang Li, Ye Xu and Sanjun Cai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:991

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC) benefit from cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (IPC). However, even after optimal cytor...

    Authors: Wouter Willaert, Kurt Van Der Speeten, Gabriel Liberale and Wim Ceelen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:980

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between pathological factors and lymph node metastasis of pathological stage early gastric cancer has been extensively investigated. By contrast, the relationship between preoperative factors ...

    Authors: Masatoshi Nakagawa, Yoon Young Choi, Ji Yeong An, Hyunsoo Chung, Sang Hyuk Seo, Hyun Beak Shin, Hui-Jae Bang, Shuangxi Li, Hyung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung and Sung Hoon Noh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:943

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  25. Content type: Research article

    With the remarkable improvements in ultrasound equipment, transabdominal ultrasound after oral administration of an echoic cellulose-based gastric ultrasound contrast agent (TUS-OCCA) has recently been suggest...

    Authors: Zhijun Liu, Jintao Guo, Shupeng Wang, Ying Zhao, Jing Li, Weidong Ren, Shaoshan Tang, Limei Xie, Ying Huang, Siyu Sun and Liping Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:932

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Current evidence supports a diverting stoma in patients undergoing low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer as it reduces clinical severity of anastomotic leakage. However, relev...

    Authors: Flavius Sandra-Petrescu, Florian Herrle, Axel Hinke, Inga Rossion, Heiko Suelberg, Stefan Post, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz and Peter Kienle

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:923

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Despite demonstrated efficacy, acceptance of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), such as tamoxifen, for breast cancer risk reduction remains low. Delivering SERMs via local transdermal therapy (LTT...

    Authors: Lindsey C. Karavites, Subhashini Allu, Seema A. Khan and Karen Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:878

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to develop a scoring system for prediction of survival prognosis after surgery in patients with symptomatic metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) from non-small cell lung cancer (...

    Authors: Mingxing Lei, Yaosheng Liu, Chuanghao Tang, Shaoxing Yang, Shubin Liu and Shiguo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:853

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