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BMC Cancer

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

    The purpose of this study was to determine prognostic factors influencing outcomes of surgical treatment in patients with T4a hypopharyngeal cancer.

    Authors: Sang-Yeon Kim, Young-Soo Rho, Eun-Chang Choi, Min-Sik Kim, Joo-Hyun Woo, Dong Hoon Lee, Eun Jae Chung, Min Woo Park, Da-Hee Kim and Young-Hoon Joo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:904

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  2. Content type: Research article

    TP53 is the most frequently mutated gene in human cancers. Previous studies reported that TP53 mutations correlated with poor prognoses in patients with head and neck squamous cell car...

    Authors: Go Omura, Mizuo Ando, Yasuhiro Ebihara, Yuki Saito, Kenya Kobayashi, Osamu Fukuoka, Ken Akashi, Masafumi Yoshida, Takahiro Asakage and Tatsuya Yamasoba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:898

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  3. Content type: Research article

    No consensus treatment has been reached for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). Hepatic resection (HR) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) have been recommended as eff...

    Authors: Xiu-Ping Zhang, Kang Wang, Nan Li, Cheng-Qian Zhong, Xu-Biao Wei, Yu-Qiang Cheng, Yu-Zhen Gao, Han Wang and Shu-Qun Cheng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:902

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study provides a comprehensive examination of the histological features of non-neoplastic parenchyma in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We prospectively collected radical nephrectomy (RN) specimens, to analyz...

    Authors: Xun Wang, Qiang Liu, Wen Kong, Jiwei Huang, Yonghui Chen, Yiran Huang and Jin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:900

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of 18F–FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) and MRI for local and/or whole-body restaging of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck (ACC).

    Authors: Verena Ruhlmann, Thorsten D. Poeppel, Johannes Veit, James Nagarajah, Lale Umutlu, Thomas K. Hoffmann, Andreas Bockisch, Ken Herrmann and Wolfgang Sauerwein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:887

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic schwannoma is a rare tumor. Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic schwannoma is challenging due to its tendency to mimic other lesions of the pancreas. We describe a case of pancreatic schwannoma and...

    Authors: Yuntong Ma, Bingqi Shen, Yingmei Jia, Yanji Luo, Yisu Tian, Zhi Dong, Wei Chen, Zi-Ping Li and Shi-Ting Feng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:853

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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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