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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

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  1. The precise content and frequency of follow-up of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is variable and guideline adherence is low. The aim of this study was to assess the view of colorectal surgeons on their ...

    Authors: S. M. Qaderi, N. A. T. Wijffels, A. J. A. Bremers and J. H. W. de Wilt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:22

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  2. Improved, multimodal treatment strategies have been shown to increase cure rates in cancer patients. Those who survive cancer as a child, adolescent or young adult (CAYA), are at a higher risk for therapy-, or...

    Authors: J. Salchow, J. Mann, B. Koch, J. von Grundherr, W. Jensen, S. Elmers, L. A. Straub, E. Vettorazzi, G. Escherich, S. Rutkowski, S. Dwinger, C. Bergelt, M. Sokalska-Duhme, S. Bielack, G. Calaminus, K. Baust…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:16

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  3. There is absence of literature related to cough prevalence and its characteristics in lung cancer patients, with information deriving only from broader symptoms occurrence studies. The aims of this study were ...

    Authors: Amélie Harle, Alex Molassiotis, Oliver Buffin, Jack Burnham, Jaclyn Smith, Janelle Yorke and Fiona H. Blackhall

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:9

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  4. Nausea can be particularly prominent during the delayed period. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of the available randomised evidence to assess the average effect of palonosetron plus one-day dexamethas...

    Authors: Luigi Celio, Erminio Bonizzoni, Emma Zattarin, Paolo Codega, Filippo de Braud and Matti Aapro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1268

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  5. Previous studies have indicated that accompanying socially underserved cancer patients through Patient Navigator (PN) or PN-derived procedures improves therapy management and reassurance. At the Cancer Institu...

    Authors: K. G. Koffi, D. A. Silué, C. Laurent, K. Boidy, S. Koui, G. Compaci, Z. H. Adeba, I. Kamara, R. P. Botty, A. S. Bognini, I. Sanogo, F. Despas and G. Laurent

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1247

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  6. The gut microbiota is an important modulator of immune, metabolic, psychological and cognitive mechanisms. Chemotherapy adversely affects the gut microbiota, inducing acute dysbiosis, and alters physiological ...

    Authors: Julie M. Deleemans, Faye Chleilat, Raylene A. Reimer, Jan-Willem Henning, Mohamad Baydoun, Katherine-Ann Piedalue, Andrew McLennan and Linda E. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1243

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  7. Cervical cancer is a cancer of uterine cervix caused mostly by sexually-acquired infection called Human papillomavirus (HPV. In developing region of the globe, fewer than 50% of women with cervical malignancy ...

    Authors: Mulugeta Wassie, Zeleke Argaw, Yosief Tsige, Mesfin Abebe and Sezer Kisa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1221

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  8. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is increasingly been used to prevent febrile neutropenia (FN) associated with the administration of chemotherapy for various cancers. The most common adverse effec...

    Authors: Hideko Hoshina and Hiroyuki Takei

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1217

    Content type: Case report

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  9. On the basis of some significant clinical parameters, we had an intent to establish nomograms for estimating the prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (SCCB), including over...

    Authors: Guanghao Zhang, Zhiwei Li, Daoqing Song and Zhiqing Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1200

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  10. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use has shown to be associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, however, its impact on survival among women with colorectal cancer remains uncertain. This meta-analys...

    Authors: Yeu-Chai Jang, Hsi-Lan Huang and Chi Yan Leung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1199

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  11. Previous studies have suggested that lymphoma survivors commonly display altered Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Because these were predominantly cross-sectional studies, the dynamic of events as well ...

    Authors: Gisèle Compaci, Cécile Conte, Lucie Oberic, Loïc Ysebaert, Guy Laurent and Fabien Despas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1178

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  12. Half of cancer cases occur in patients aged 70 and above. Majority of older patients are eligible for chemotherapy but evidence for treating this population is sparse and severe toxicities affect more than hal...

    Authors: Zara Steinmeyer, Stéphane Gérard, Thomas Filleron, Stéphanie Lozano, Delphine Brechemier, Gabor Abellan Van Kan, Loic Mourey, Laurence Cristol-Dalstein, Laure De Decker, Yves Rolland and Laurent Balardy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1153

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  13. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is common among cancer patients treated with neurotoxic chemotherapy agents. Better knowledge on symptom clusters of CIPN may help improve symptom management i...

    Authors: Mian Wang, Hui Lin Cheng, Violeta Lopez, Raghav Sundar, Janelle Yorke and Alex Molassiotis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1151

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  14. The aim of this study was to analyze biopsychosocial factors affecting how patients cope with cancer and adjuvant treatment and to appraise psychological distress, coping, perceived social support, quality of ...

    Authors: Teresa García-García, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, Carlos Jara, Carmen Beato, Beatriz Castelo, Montserrat Mangas, Eva Martínez de Castro, Avinash Ramchandani, David Gomez and Caterina Calderón

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1143

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  15. To measure changes in four common chemotherapy related side-effects (low energy, stress, nausea and pain) immediately after a single exercise session within the first week after treatment.

    Authors: Anna Johnsson, Ingrid Demmelmaier, Katarina Sjövall, Philippe Wagner, Håkan Olsson and Åsa B. Tornberg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1073

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  16. Although numerous studies have investigated the clinicopathologic and prognostic relevance of mucinous adenocarcinoma (MAC) and signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) compared with classic adenocarcinoma (CA), litt...

    Authors: Hui Sheng, Xiaoli Wei, Minjie Mao, Jincan He, Tianqi Luo, Shilin Lu, Liye Zhou, Zhixin Huang and Anli Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1071

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  17. Three-weekly high-dose cisplatin (100 mg/m2) is considered the standard systemic regimen given concurrently with postoperative or definitive radiotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head an...

    Authors: Maurice J. D. L. van der Vorst, Elisabeth C. W. Neefjes, Elisa C. Toffoli, Jolanda E. W. Oosterling-Jansen, Marije R. Vergeer, C. René Leemans, Menno P. Kooistra, Jens Voortman and Henk M. W. Verheul

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1066

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  18. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. The results of treatment after hypofractionated radiotherapy only have been reported from several small randomized clinical trials. Therefore, we...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Yun-Chuan Sun, Jian-Qiang Bi, Xin-Ying He and Li Xiao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1063

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  19. In oncology, Health Care Professionals often experience conducting Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations as difficult and are hesitant to start them. A structured approach could help to overcome this. In t...

    Authors: M. Zwakman, K. Pollock, F. Bulli, G. Caswell, B. Červ, J. J. M. van Delden, L. Deliens, A. van der Heide, L. J. Jabbarian, H. Koba-Čeh, U. Lunder, G. Miccinesi, C. A. Møller Arnfeldt, J. Seymour, A. Toccafondi, M. N. Verkissen…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1026

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  20. Accumulating evidence suggests that Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) may be involved in cancer occurrence and progression. However, the prognostic role of serum GGT in pancreatic cancer (PC) survival lacks adeq...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Xiao, Haijun Yang, Jian Lu, Dehui Li, Chuanzhi Xu and Harvey A. Risch

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:1020

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  21. Quality of life among prostate cancer survivors varies by socio-demographic factors and treatment type received; however, less in known about differences in functional outcomes by method of presentation. We in...

    Authors: David W. Donnelly, Linda C. Vis, Therese Kearney, Linda Sharp, Damien Bennett, Sarah Wilding, Amy Downing, Penny Wright, Eila Watson, Richard Wagland, William R. Cross, Malcolm D. Mason, Sabine Siesling, Jeannette G. van Manen, Adam W. Glaser and Anna Gavin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:947

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  22. A cancer diagnosis can have a substantial impact on mental health and wellbeing. Depression and anxiety may hinder cancer treatment and recovery, as well as quality of life and survival. We argue that more res...

    Authors: Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Lee Knifton, Kathryn A. Robb, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi and Daniel J. Smith

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:943

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Appropriate assessment is essential for the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), an intractable symptom that cannot yet be palliated, which is high on the list of causes of distress...

    Authors: K. Kanda, K. Fujimoto, R. Mochizuki, K. Ishida and B. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:904

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  24. Suffering from cancer confronts both the patient and their partner with a number of psychosocial challenges in various aspects of their life. These challenges may differentially impact on quality of life, copi...

    Authors: Inga Lorenz, Daniela Bodschwinna, Nina Hallensleben, Hartmut Döhner, Dietger Niederwieser, Tanja Zimmermann, Anja Mehnert, Harald Gündel, Jochen Ernst and Klaus Hoenig

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:885

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  25. Population-based studies suggest that emergency department visits and hospitalizations are common among patients receiving chemotherapy and that rates in routine practice are higher than expected from clinical...

    Authors: Monika K. Krzyzanowska, Jim A. Julian, Melanie Powis, Doris Howell, Craig C. Earle, Katherine A. Enright, Nicole Mittmann, Maureen E. Trudeau and Eva Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:884

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  26. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders pose an important threat for patients with medical conditions by negatively affecting the outcomes of the underlying somatic disease. Nevertheless, research on distress i...

    Authors: Peter Esser, Katharina Kuba, Jochen Ernst and Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:870

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  27. Identification of specific needs in patients with cancer is very important for the provision of patient-centered medical service. The aim of this study was to investigate the unmet needs and related factors of...

    Authors: Byung Joo Chae, Jihyoun Lee, Se Kyung Lee, Hyuk-Jae Shin, So-Youn Jung, Jong Won Lee, Zisun Kim, Min Hyuk Lee, Juhyung Lee and Hyun Jo Youn

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:839

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  28. Depression is a common co-morbid, disabling disorder that affects 10–25% of cancer patients. It causes substantial functional impairment and lowers survival rate of breast cancer patients. Therefore, the aim o...

    Authors: Abigiya Wondimagegnehu, Workeabeba Abebe, Aynalem Abraha and Solomon Teferra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:836

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  29. Sexuality is an important aspect of quality of life for adolescent and young adults that remains understudied in cancer patients. Most current knowledge about how cancer and cancer treatments can affect patien...

    Authors: Julian Mütsch, Michael Friedrich, Katja Leuteritz, Annekathrin Sender, Kristina Geue, Anja Hilbert and Yve Stöbel-Richter

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:828

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  30. Diets that restrict energy or macronutrient intake (e.g. fasting/ketogenic diets (KDs)) may selectively protect non-tumour cells during cancer treatment. Previous reviews have focused on a subset of dietary re...

    Authors: Ellie Shingler, Rachel Perry, Alexandra Mitchell, Clare England, Claire Perks, Georgia Herbert, Andy Ness and Charlotte Atkinson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:811

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  31. Communication between health care provider and patients in oncology presents challenges. Communication skills training have been frequently developed to address those. Given the complexity of communication tra...

    Authors: F. Fischer, S. Helmer, A. Rogge, J. I. Arraras, A. Buchholz, A. Hannawa, M. Horneber, A. Kiss, M. Rose, W. Söllner, B. Stein, J. Weis, P. Schofield and C. M. Witt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:808

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  32. The prognostic role of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been found in several kinds of solid malignant tumor, but has never been extensively discussed in pancreatic cancer, especially through the applicati...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Xiao, Jian Lu, Wei Chang, Ying Chen, Xiaomei Li, Dehui Li, Chuanzhi Xu and Haijun Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:785

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  33. Adjunct testosterone therapy improves lean body mass, quality of life, and physical activity in patients with advanced cancers; however, the effects of testosterone on cardiac morphology and function are unkno...

    Authors: Jessica M. Scott, E. Lichar Dillon, Michael Kinsky, Albert Chamberlain, Susan McCammon, Daniel Jupiter, Maurice Willis, Sandra Hatch, Gwyn Richardson, Christopher Danesi, Kathleen Randolph, William Durham, Traver Wright, Randall Urban and Melinda Sheffield-Moore

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:778

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  34. Worldwide, over 500,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, a disease with major impact on life expectancy and quality of life. The purpose of the Netherlands Quality of life and Biomedic...

    Authors: I.M. Verdonck-de Leeuw, F. Jansen, R. H. Brakenhoff, J. A. Langendijk, R. Takes, C. H. J. Terhaard, R. J. Baatenburg de Jong, J. H. Smit and C. R. Leemans

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:765

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2019 19:982

  35. Patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy experience fatigue and other treatment side effects. Integrative therapies combining physical activity and dietary counseling are recommende...

    Authors: Marion Carayol, Gregory Ninot, Pierre Senesse, Jean-Pierre Bleuse, Sophie Gourgou, Hélène Sancho-Garnier, Chakib Sari, Isabelle Romieu, Gilles Romieu and William Jacot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:737

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  36. Leukemia is a malignant neoplasm that arises from hematopoietic cells. The number of leukemia cases has dramatically increased from 297,000 to 437, 033 cases worldwide. As result, the the Saudi Cancer Registry...

    Authors: Amen Bawazir, Nouf Al-Zamel, Abeer Amen, Maaged A. Akiel, Naif M. Alhawiti and Ali Alshehri

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:703

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  37. Oesophagectomy remains the only curative intervention for oesophageal cancer, with defined nutritional and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) consequences. It follows therefore that there is a significant...

    Authors: E. M. Guinan, A. E. Bennett, S. L. Doyle, L. O’Neill, J. Gannon, G. Foley, J. A. Elliott, J. O’Sullivan, J. V. Reynolds and J. Hussey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:682

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  38. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide. In developed countries, 80–90% of women will survive five years after diagnosis but the transition from hospital-based care to health self-...

    Authors: A. Singleton, S. R. Partridge, R. Raeside, M. Regimbal, K. K. Hyun, C. K. Chow, K. Sherman, E. Elder and J. Redfern

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:660

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  39. The use of nomograms for prognostication of individual cancer patients has been recommended in order to facilitate precision medicine. However, models for patients with soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) are limited ...

    Authors: Masaya Sekimizu, Koichi Ogura, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Sakae Tanaka, Katsunori Inagaki and Akira Kawai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:657

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  40. Despite an overwhelming body of evidence showing the benefits of physical activity (PA) and exercise for cancer survivors, few survivors meet the exercise oncology guidelines. Moreover, initiating, let alone m...

    Authors: Kirsten N. Adlard, David G. Jenkins, Chloe E. Salisbury, Kate A. Bolam, Sjaan R. Gomersall, Joanne F. Aitken, Suzanne K. Chambers, Jeff C. Dunn, Kerry S. Courneya and Tina L. Skinner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:656

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  41. Since 2011, a tailored, interdisciplinary head and neck rehabilitation (IHNR) program, covered by the basic healthcare insurance, is offered to advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patients in the Netherlands C...

    Authors: Ann-Jean C. C. Beck, Ellen Passchier, Valesca P. Retèl, Martijn M. Stuiver, Lisette van der Molen, Willem M. C. Klop, Arash Navran, Wim H. van Harten and Michiel W. M. van den Brekel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:655

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  42. Anthracycline-based chemotherapy is associated with reduced cardiorespiratory fitness in breast cancer patients. High intensity interval training (HIIT) induces greater benefits on cardiorespiratory fitness th...

    Authors: Kyuwan Lee, Irene Kang, Wendy J. Mack, Joanne Mortimer, Fred Sattler, George Salem and Christina M. Dieli-Conwright

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:653

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  43. One challenge in caring for cancer patients with incurable disease is the adequate identification of those in need for specialized palliative care (SPC). The study’s aim was to validate an easy to use phenomen...

    Authors: Christoph Ostgathe, Kim N. Wendt, Maria Heckel, Sandra Kurkowski, Carsten Klein, Stefan W. Krause, Florian S. Fuchs, Christian M. Bayer and Stephanie Stiel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:646

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  44. Smoking cessation is a key step towards improving cancer care and outcomes. However, smoking cessation interventions are underprovided in oncology settings. Within Jordan’s only comprehensive oncology center, ...

    Authors: F. I. Hawari, N. A. Obeidat, D. Rimawi and K. Jamal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:580

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  45. In response to the increasing cancer prevalence and the evolving health service landscape across the public and private health sectors in Australia, this study aimed to map cancer services and identify factors...

    Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Caroline Smith, Geoff P. Delaney, Kate Templeman, Suzanne Grant and Jane M. Ussher

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:570

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  46. Most advanced elderly cancer patients experience fatigue, anorexia, and declining physical function due to cancer cachexia, for which effective interventions have not been established. We performed a phase I s...

    Authors: Satoru Miura, Tateaki Naito, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Katsuhiro Omae, Keita Mori, Toshimi Inano, Teiko Yamaguchi, Noriatsu Tatematsu, Taro Okayama, Ayumu Morikawa, Takako Mouri, Hisashi Tanaka, Madoka Kimura, Hisao Imai, Takuro Mizukami, Akira Imoto…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:528

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  47. This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the five-level EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D-5 L) instrument in family caregivers (FCs) of leukemia patients in Heilongjiang of China.

    Authors: Limin Li, Chaojie Liu, Xiuzhi Cai, Hongjuan Yu, Xueyun Zeng, Mingjie Sui, Erwei Zheng, Yang Li, Jiao Xu, Jin Zhou and Weidong Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:522

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