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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

    Purpose of this study was to analyze whether preoperative maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and carbohydrate antigen 19–9 (CA19–9) levels might provide prognostic information in Chinese patients with ...

    Authors: Xinjin Gu, Ruiquan Zhou, Chenggang Li, Rong Liu, Zhiming Zhao, Yuanxing Gao and Yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:456

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Selection of the best lymph node for dissection is a controversial topic in clinical stage-I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we sought to identify the clinicopathologic predictors of regional lymph n...

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Fu-Xi Zhen, Yue Zhou, Chen-Jun Huang, Yue Yu, Jun Li, Qi-Fan Li, Cheng-Xiang Zhu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Shu-Hui You, Qian-Ge Wu, Xue-Yun Qin, Yi Liu, Liang Chen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:444

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and increased risk in patients with ulcerative colitis (a subset of inflammatory bowel disease) has motivated studies in...

    Authors: Sandra P. Prieto, Cassandra L. Reed, Haley M. James, Kyle P. Quinn and Timothy J. Muldoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:428

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  4. Content type: Technical advance

    pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC), with or without electrostatic precipitation (ePIPAC), was recently introduced in the treatment of peritoneal metastases (PM) from ovarian cancer (OC). ...

    Authors: Leen Van de Sande, Wouter Willaert, Sarah Cosyns, Kaat De Clercq, Molood Shariati, Katrien Remaut and Wim Ceelen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:424

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    At present, palliative systemic chemotherapy is the standard treatment in the Netherlands for gastric cancer patients with peritoneal dissemination. In contrast to lymphatic and haematogenous dissemination, pe...

    Authors: W. J. Koemans, R. T. van der Kaaij, H. Boot, T. Buffart, A. A. F. A. Veenhof, K. J. Hartemink, C. Grootscholten, P. Snaebjornsson, V. P. Retel, H. van Tinteren, S. Vanhoutvin, V. van der Noort, A. Houwink, C. Hahn, A. D. R. Huitema, M. Lahaye…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:420

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative chemotherapy is beneficial for many pancreatic cancer patients. However, some patients require dose reduction or the discontinuation of adjuvant chemotherapy because of adverse treatment-related ...

    Authors: Yoshifumi Morita, Takanori Sakaguchi, Ryo Kitajima, Satoru Furuhashi, Ryota Kiuchi, Makoto Takeda, Takanori Hiraide, Yasushi Shibasaki, Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Konno and Hiroya Takeuchi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:416

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Immunotherapies targeting the PD1/PD-L1 pathway have had a large impact on the treatment of advanced NSCLC. Concerning multimodality tumor therapy, only few trials until today have been performed investigating...

    Authors: Florian Eichhorn, Laura V. Klotz, Helge Bischoff, Michael Thomas, Felix Lasitschka, Hauke Winter, Hans Hoffmann and Martin E. Eichhorn

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:413

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To validate the robust predictive values of tumor vascularity and hand-foot-skin reaction (HFSR) in combination treatment of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and sorafenib for patients with intermediate ...

    Authors: Enxin Wang, Dongdong Xia, Wei Bai, Jie Yuan, Xiaomei Li, Jing Niu, Zhanxin Yin, Jielai Xia, Hongwei Cai, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han and Lei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:409

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (pre-CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME) is currently a standard therapy for locally advanced mid-to-low rectal cancer. Less aggressive, organ-preserving option such...

    Authors: Jong Lyul Lee, Seok-Byung Lim, Chang Sik Yu, In Ja Park, Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seong Ho Park, Jong Seok Lee, Yong Sang Hong, Sun Young Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Jong Hoon Kim, Jin-hong Park, Jihun Kim and Minkyu Han

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:404

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) represents more than one third of pancreatic cancers and owns poor survival after the standard chemotherapy. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel method and h...

    Authors: Chaobin He, Jun Wang, Shuxin Sun, Yu Zhang, Xiaojun Lin, Xiangming Lao, Bokang Cui and Shengping Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:394

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Upfront cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC (CRS-HIPEC) is the standard treatment for isolated resectable colorectal peritoneal metastases (PM) in the Netherlands. This study investigates whether addition of peri...

    Authors: Koen P. Rovers, Checca Bakkers, Geert A. A. M. Simkens, Jacobus W. A. Burger, Simon W. Nienhuijs, Geert-Jan M. Creemers, Anna M. J. Thijs, Alexandra R. M. Brandt-Kerkhof, Eva V. E. Madsen, Ninos Ayez, Nadine L. de Boer, Esther van Meerten, Jurriaan B. Tuynman, Miranda Kusters, Nina R. Sluiter, Henk M. W. Verheul…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:390

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Most endocervical adenocarcinomas are human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers associated with p16 immunostaining. Ovarian metastasis from cervical cancer is a rare phenomenon, the mechanism of dissemination...

    Authors: Alexandra Arfi, Delphine Hequet, Guillaume Bataillon, Carine Tran-Perennou, Fereshteh Farkhondeh, Xavier Sastre-Garau, Virginie Fourchotte, Roman Rouzier, Enora Laas, Nicolas Pouget, Anne Vincent-Salomon and Emmanuelle Jeannot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:375

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy for treatment of phyllodes tumors (PTs) remains unclear, this study aimed to review all available data and evaluate the roles of radiotherapy and chemotherapy i...

    Authors: Xue Chao, Kai Chen, Jiayi Zeng, Zhuofei Bi, Mingyan Guo, Yi Chen, Yandan Yao, Wei Wu, Shi Liang and Yan Nie

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:372

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Our aim of the study is to investigate the feasibility of preoperative prediction for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) histological grading using gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

    Authors: Kun Huang, Zhi Dong, Huasong Cai, Mengqi Huang, Zhenpeng Peng, Ling Xu, Yingmei Jia, Chenyu Song, Zi-Ping Li and Shi-Ting Feng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:364

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains an important therapeutic option for many hematologic malignancies. Bone marrow harvesting from an appropriate donor must be conducted for hematopoietic st...

    Authors: Tae-Woo Nam, Hyun-Min Oh, Jae-Eun Lee, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jong-moon Hwang, Eunhee Park and Tae-Du Jung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:347

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Background: Benign breast lesions are the most common diseases in adult women, which have been treated with minimally invasive therapies in recent years. Little is known about the feasibility of Microwave abla...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Zhan-Qiang Jin, Masoud Baikpour, Jian-Min Li, Hui Zhang, Ting Liang, Xiao-Ming Pan and Wen He

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:345

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Outcomes of patients with ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) have been widely studied, but there is limited information on the outcomes of patients with non-...

    Authors: Young Shin Chung, Sang-Yoon Park, Jung-Yun Lee, Jeong-Yeol Park, Jeong-Won Lee, Hee Seung Kim, Dong Soo Suh, Yun Hwan Kim, Jong-Min Lee, Miseon Kim, Min Chul Choi, Seung-Hyuk Shim, Keun Ho Lee, Taejong Song, Jin Hwa Hong, Won Moo Lee…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:341

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Here we describe the treatments and prognosis for metachronous metastases from gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) after initial R0 surgical resection at a large center in China.

    Authors: Yang Lv, Xu Han, Xue-Feng Xu, Yuan Ji, Yu-Hong Zhou, Hui-Chuan Sun, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Wen-Hui Lou and Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:335

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Recurrences are reported in 70% of all patients after resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), in which half are confined to the liver. Adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion pump (HAIP) chemotherapy aims ...

    Authors: F. E. Buisman, M. Y. V. Homs, D. J. Grünhagen, W. F. Filipe, R. J. Bennink, M. G. H. Besselink, I. H. M. Borel Rinkes, R. C. G. Bruijnen, A. Cercek, M. I. D’Angelica, O. M. van Delden, M. L. Donswijk, L. van Doorn, P. G. Doornebosch, J. Emmering, J. I. Erdmann…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:327

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  20. Content type: Case report

    We are reporting a rare case of MUTYH-associated polyposis, a colorectal cancer hereditary syndrome, diagnosticated after an intussusception. Colorectal cancer is an important cause of cancer related mortality...

    Authors: Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Bárbara Justo Carvalho, Kayo Augusto de Almeida Medeiros, Fernanda Nii, Diego Ramos Martines, Leonardo Zumerkorn Pipek, Yuri Justi Jardim, Daniel Reis Waisberg, Marcos Takeo Obara, Roberta Sitnik, Alberto Meyer and Cristóvão Luis Pitangueiras Mangueira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:324

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Multiple trials have attempted to assess the diagnostic value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in osteosarcoma with results remaining inconclusive. This ...

    Authors: Fanxiao Liu, Qingyu Zhang, Dongsheng Zhou and Jinlei Dong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:323

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Oesophageal cancer has a high metastatic potential and poor prognosis, with a significant risk of recurrence after radical resection. However, resected pancreatic metastasis from oesophageal cancer is rare.

    Authors: Wataru Koizumi, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Go Oshima, Shutaro Hori, Kenta Inomata, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Miho Kawaida and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:320

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the diagnostic value of MR imaging for the differentiation of lipomas and atypical lipomatous tumors (ALT) in comparison with histology and MDM2 amplification status.

    Authors: Carolin Knebel, Jan Neumann, Benedikt J. Schwaiger, Dimitris C. Karampinos, Daniela Pfeiffer, Katja Specht, Ulrich Lenze, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Ernst J. Rummeny, Klaus Woertler and Alexandra S. Gersing

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:309

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Many factors influence bone metastases of lung cancer, and several studies report about survival of skeletal metastasis. However, few studies have focused on identifying the prognostic factors for skeletal met...

    Authors: Yong Jin Cho, Yung Min Cho, Sung Hyun Kim, Kyoo-Ho Shin, Sung-Taek Jung and Hyo Song Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:303

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  25. Content type: Research article

    We reported previously the usefulness of 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) to predict prognosis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with molecular targ...

    Authors: Tadashi Tabei, Noboru Nakaigawa, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ichiro Ikeda, Keiichi Kondo, Kazuhide Makiyama, Hisashi Hasumi, Narihiko Hayashi, Takashi Kawahara, Koji Izumi, Kimito Osaka, Kentaro Muraoka, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Hiroji Uemura…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:298

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Early gastric cancer is associated with a much better prognosis than advanced disease, and strategies to improve prognosis is strictly dependent on earlier detection and accurate diagnosis. Therefore, a label-...

    Authors: Lianhuang Li, Deyong Kang, Zicheng Huang, Zhenlin Zhan, Changyin Feng, Yongjian Zhou, Haohua Tu, Shuangmu Zhuo and Jianxin Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:295

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Approximately 20–30% of patients with pT4 colon cancer develop metachronous peritoneal metastases (PM). Due to restricted accuracy of imaging modalities and absence of early symptoms, PM are often detected at ...

    Authors: Vivian P. Bastiaenen, Charlotte E. L. Klaver, Niels F. M. Kok, Johannes H. W. de Wilt, Ignace H. J. T. de Hingh, Arend G. J. Aalbers, Djamila Boerma, Andre J. A. Bremers, Jacobus W. A. Burger, Eino B. van Duyn, Pauline Evers, Wilhelmina M. U. van Grevenstein, Patrick H. J. Hemmer, Eva V. E. Madsen, Petur Snaebjornsson, Jurriaan B. Tuynman…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:254

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19–9 levels after resection are considered to predict prognosis; however, the significance of decreased CA19–9 levels after neoadjuvant therapy has not been clarified. This study aime...

    Authors: Shuichi Aoki, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Yoshiaki Murakami, Masayuki Sho, Sohei Satoi, Goro Honda, Kenichiro Uemura, Ken-ichi Okada, Ippei Matsumoto, Minako Nagai, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Masanao Kurata, Takumi Fukumoto, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Yamaue and Michiaki Unno

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:252

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Dexamethasone is widely used in cancer patients despite the concern that perioperative glucocorticoids may potentially cause immunosuppression. However, studies on the influence of dexamethasone on cancer recu...

    Authors: Myoung Hwa Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Seho Park, Joo Heung Kim, Ki Young Lee, Jisung Hwang and Young Chul Yoo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:251

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) represent one of the main groups of germ cell tumors (GCTs), and they have a more invasive course than seminomatous GCTs. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positivity...

    Authors: Ruili Li and Hongjun Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:244

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumors (PEComa) is an extraordinarily rare mesenchymal neoplasm especially the malignant type originating from the lung. To date, only 8 cases of malignant or malignant potential ...

    Authors: Jikai Zhao, Haohua Teng, Ruiying Zhao, Wenjie Ding, Keke Yu, Lei Zhu, Jie Zhang and Yuchen Han

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:235

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Glucose metabolism has been suggested as a therapeutic target in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC). We attempted to clarify 18F-FDG PET/CT-based metabolic metrics in the recurrent ovarian CCC patients and their ...

    Authors: Shuang Ye, Shuai Liu, Libing Xiang, Xiaohua Wu and Huijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:226

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  33. Content type: Research article

    0.17–2% of mature cystic teratoma of the ovary (MCTO) undergo malignant transformation, of which 80% are squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) transformation in MCTO. We aim to investigate the clinical characteristics...

    Authors: Congcong Li, Qing Zhang, Siying Zhang, Ruifen Dong, Chenggong Sun, Chunping Qiu, Zhiwei Zhang, Xingsheng Yang and Beihua Kong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:217

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  34. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to explore whether lymphovascular invasion can affect the prognosis of patients with stage N0 gastric cancer and to evaluate the survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for such patients.

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

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:216

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis is considered significant in number of solid malignancies. However, its impact on prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) after resection remains further confirmat...

    Authors: Meng Sha, Seogsong Jeong, Xin Wang, Ying Tong, Jie Cao, Han-Yong Sun, Lei Xia, Ning Xu, Zhi-Feng Xi, Jian-Jun Zhang, Xiao-Ni Kong and Qiang Xia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:208

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    KLASS (the Korean Laparoendoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study) is a time-honored study group that has established laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal disease in Korea and has performed some important...

    Authors: Chang Min Lee, Ji Ho Park, Chang In Choi, Han Hong Lee, Jae-Seok Min, Ye Seob Jee, Oh. Jeong, Hyundong Chae, Sung Il Choi, Hua Huang and Sungsoo Park

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:206

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Primary cardiac lymphomas (PCL) represent extremely rare cardiac tumors which are accompanied by poor prognosis, unless they are timely diagnosed and treated.

    Authors: Maria Bonou, Chris J. Kapelios, Athanasios Marinakos, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Panagiotis Diamantopoulos, Periklis G. Foukas, Loukas Kaklamanis, Penelope Korkolopoulou, John Barbetseas and Nora-Athina Viniou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:191

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Inguinal lymph node metastasis from rectum is uncommon but well-known occurrence, whereas that from colon adenocarcinoma is extremely rare. Inguinal lymph node metastasis from colon adenocarcinoma has only bee...

    Authors: Taro Tanabe, Dai Shida, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Goki Morizono, Hirokazu Taniguchi and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:180

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Our objective was to identify risk factors affecting overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) and build nomograms to predict survival based on a large population-based cohort.

    Authors: Chaobin He, Yu Zhang, Zhiyuan Cai and Xiaojun Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:178

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Insulinoma represents hypoglycemia as a predominant symptom; the autonomic symptoms may be resolved by chronically recurrent hypoglycemia resulting in the persistence of non-specific symptoms alone. Therefore,...

    Authors: Keiichi Torimoto, Yosuke Okada, Yoshiya Tanaka, Atsuko Matsuoka, Yushi Hirota, Wataru Ogawa, Yoshifumi Saisho, Isao Kurihara, Hiroshi Itoh, Shinya Inada and Masafumi Koga

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:174

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The association between performance status (PS) and the prognosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) remains controversial. The aim of this study is ...

    Authors: Yawei Xu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xianhao Wang, Jiaqi Kang and Xiaoqiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:168

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The patient satisfaction of symptoms improvement and disease factors that may affect long-term treatment efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for non-functioning solid benign thyroid nodules (TNs) over a ...

    Authors: Yang Guang, Wen He, Yukun Luo, Hongxia Zhang, Yukang Zhang, Bin Ning and Tengfei Yu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:147

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Previous related studies have mainly focused on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with venous tumor thrombus, specifically inferior vena cava tumor thrombus with renal vein tumor thrombus (RVTT). However, only a few ...

    Authors: Chuanzhen Cao, Xingang Bi, Jing Liang, Lin Li, Huijuan Zhang, Zhendong Xiao, Zejun Xiao, Jun Tian, Dong Wang, Kaopeng Guan, Changling Li, Jianhui Ma, Shan Zheng and Jianzhong Shou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:144

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Synovial sarcoma is a relatively rare type of soft tissue sarcoma. The commonly observed symptom is a deep-seated palpable mass accompanied by pain or tenderness. Thus, it is considered a soft tissue sarcoma a...

    Authors: Taketsugu Fujibuchi, Joji Miyawaki, Teruki Kidani, Hiroshi Imai, Hiroshi Kiyomatsu, Riko Kitazawa and Hiromasa Miura

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:116

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Post-operative pneumonia (Pop) following meningioma surgery is the dominant systemic complication which could cause serious threats to patients. It is unclear whether hematological biochemical markers are inde...

    Authors: M. R. Zuo, R. F. Liang, M. Li, Y. F. Xiang, S. X. Zhang, Y. Yang, X. Wang, Q. Mao and Y. H. Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:100

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Seroma formation is the most common complication after mastectomy and places patients at risk of associated morbidities. Microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH) consists of hydrophilic, plant based, polys...

    Authors: Lorena P. Suarez-Kelly, W. Hampton Pasley, Eric J. Clayton, Stephen P. Povoski, William E. Carson and Ray Rudolph

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:99

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