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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: Case report

    After orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), recurrent HCC mostly develops within 2 years. All cases of de novo HCC described so far occurred later than 2 years after OLT. Prev...

    Authors: Giuliano Ramadori, Patrizia Bosio, Federico Moriconi and Ihtzaz A. Malik

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:257

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  2. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the safety of sorafenib for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma in Chinese patients.

    Authors: Sheng-Long Ye, Jiamei Yang, Ping Bie, Shuijun Zhang, Xiaoping Chen, Fengyong Liu, Luming Liu, Jie Zhou, Kefeng Dou, Chunyi Hao, Guoliang Shao, Qiang Xia, Yajin Chen, Jijin Yang, Xiaxing Deng, Yunpeng Liu…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:247

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The methylation status of oxygen 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter has been associated with treatment response in glioblastoma(GBM). Using pre-operative MRI techniques to predict MGMT promo...

    Authors: Yu Han, Lin-Feng Yan, Xi-Bin Wang, Ying-Zhi Sun, Xin Zhang, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Hai-Yan Nan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Yang Yang, Jin Zhang, Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Qiang Tian, Bo Hu, Gang Xiao, Wen Wang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:215

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  4. Content type: Research article

    There is currently limited information regarding the prognostic ability of the dNLR-PNI (the combination of the derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio [dNLR] and prognostic nutritional index [PNI]) for hepatoc...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Lei Li, Wu-sheng Lu, Hua Du, Lu-nan Yan, Tian-fu Wen, Wu-ran Wei, Li Jiang and Ming-qing Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:216

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have shown that breast cancer subtype can change from the primary tumour to the recurrence. Discordance between primary and recurrent breast cancer has implications for further treatment and ult...

    Authors: Peter F. McAnena, Andrew McGuire, A. Ramli, C. Curran, C. Malone, R. McLaughlin, K. Barry, James A.L. Brown and M. J. Kerin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:203

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:282

  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Local relapse and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) for pT4 colon cancer is estimated in 15,6% and 36,7% for 12 months and 36 months from surgical resection respectively, achieving a 5 years overall survival of 6...

    Authors: A. Arjona-Sánchez, P. Barrios, E. Boldo-Roda, B. Camps, J. Carrasco-Campos, V. Concepción Martín, A. García-Fadrique, A. Gutiérrez-Calvo, R. Morales, G. Ortega-Pérez, E. Pérez-Viejo, A. Prada-Villaverde, J. Torres-Melero, E. Vicente, P. Villarejo-Campos, J. M. Sánchez-Hidalgo…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:183

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    While the incidence of esophageal and gastric cancers is increasing, the prognosis of these cancers remains bleak. Endoscopy and surgery are the standard treatments for localized tumors, but multimodal treatme...

    Authors: Christophe Mariette, Florence Renaud, Guillaume Piessen, Patrick Gele, Marie-Christine Copin, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Christine Delaeter, Malek Dib, Stéphanie Clisant, Valentin Harter, Franck Bonnetain, Alain Duhamel, Véronique Christophe and Antoine Adenis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:139

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) plus surgery is a standard treatment for locally advanced oesophageal cancer. With this treatment, 29% of patients have a pathologically complete response in the resection ...

    Authors: Bo Jan Noordman, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven, Sjoerd M. Lagarde, Jurjen J. Boonstra, Peter Paul L. O. Coene, Jan Willem T. Dekker, Michael Doukas, Ate van der Gaast, Joos Heisterkamp, Ewout A. Kouwenhoven, Grard A. P. Nieuwenhuijzen, Jean-Pierre E. N. Pierie, Camiel Rosman, Johanna W. van Sandick, Maurice J. C. van der Sangen, Meindert N. Sosef…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:142

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The association between body mass index (BMI) and clinical outcomes of gastric cancer were still under debate. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of BMI on intraoperative conditions, po...

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

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:151

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Extra-uterine mullerian adenosarcomas have varying biological behaviours depending on the presence of endometriosis or sarcomatous overgrowth. These behaviours manifest according to the tumours’ histological c...

    Authors: Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Federica Torricelli, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Riccardo Valli, Lorenzo Aguzzoli and Giovanni Battista La Sala

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:134

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recent changes in the treatment of the axilla in selected breast cancer patient, positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients undergoing mastectomy still necessitates axillary lymph node dissecti...

    Authors: Jerica Novak, Nikola Besic, Radan Dzodic, Barbara Gazic and Andrej Vogrin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:137

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after curative gastrectomy has been performed as a standard treatment for Stage II and III gastric cancer (GC) in Japan, patients with Stage III GC still have a high inc...

    Authors: Keiji Nishibeppu, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Taisuke Imamura, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Kazuma Okamoto, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara and Eigo Otsuji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:108

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Women with a personal history of breast cancer are at increased risk of future breast cancer events, and may benefit from supplemental screening methods that could enhance early detection of subclinical diseas...

    Authors: Vivian Youngjean Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Min Jung Kim, Hee Jung Moon and Jung Hyun Yoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:91

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-associated deaths with liver metastases developing in 25–30% of those affected. Previous data suggest a survival difference between right- and left-sided li...

    Authors: Jennie Engstrand, Henrik Nilsson, Cecilia Strömberg, Eduard Jonas and Jacob Freedman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:78

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to investigate the role and experience of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient in decision making process concerning treatment selection in the current clinical...

    Authors: S. Mokhles, J. J. M. E. Nuyttens, M. de Mol, J. G. J. V. Aerts, A. P. W. M. Maat, Ö. Birim, A. J. J. C. Bogers and J. J. M. Takkenberg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:79

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Greater lymph node retrieval in gastric cancer improves staging accuracy and may improve survival from increased clearance of nodal micrometastasis. This retrospective cohort study investigated if more lymph n...

    Authors: Shiela S. Macalindong, Kwang Hee Kim, Byung-Ho Nam, Keun Won Ryu, Norihito Kubo, Ja Yeon Kim, Bang Wool Eom, Hong Man Yoon, Myeong-Cherl Kook, Il Ju Choi and Young Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:73

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To revise the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system for colorectal cancer (CRC) based on a nomogram analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, and to prove the rat...

    Authors: Xiangxing Kong, Jun Li, Yibo Cai, Yu Tian, Shengqiang Chi, Danyang Tong, Yeting Hu, Qi Yang, Jingsong Li, Graeme Poston, Ying Yuan and Kefeng Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:50

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