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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

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  1. Little is known about the presentation, help seeking behaviour for breast cancer in Singapore. Nor was there a study exploring the experience of patients in their breast cancer journey.

    Authors: Celene W. Q. Ng, Jennifer N. W. Lim, Jenny Liu and Mikael Hartman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:1080

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  2. This analysis aims to evaluate health-related quality of life (HrQoL) (primary outcome for this analysis), nausea and vomiting, and pain in patients with inoperable malignant bowel obstruction (IMBO) due to ca...

    Authors: Nikki McCaffrey, Tegan Asser, Belinda Fazekas, Wendy Muircroft, Meera Agar, Katherine Clark, Simon Eckermann, Jessica Lee, Rohit Joshi, Peter Allcroft, Caitlin Sheehan and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:1050

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  3. Dynapenia is defined as an age-related loss of muscle strength. There is little information on dynapenia in cancer patients and on how it relates to anthropometric variables. The aim of this study was to analy...

    Authors: Ana Beatriz Rechinelli, Isabele Lessa Marques, Eduarda Cristina Rodrigues de Morais Viana, Isadora da Silva Oliveira, Vanusa Felício de Souza, Glenda Blaser Petarli, Jose Luiz Marques Rocha and Valdete Regina Guandalini

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:1010

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  4. Baseline cardiovascular disease (CVD) can impact the patterns of treatment and hence the outcomes of patients with lung cancer. This study aimed to characterize treatment trends and survival outcomes of patien...

    Authors: Atul Batra, Dropen Sheka, Shiying Kong and Winson Y. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:1004

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  5. Increasing evidence indicates that the pathology and the modified Kadish system have some influence on the prognosis of esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB). However, an accurate system to combine pathology with a modi...

    Authors: Lijie Jiang, Tengjiao Lin, Yu Zhang, Wenxiang Gao, Jie Deng, Zhaofeng Xu, Xin Luo, Zhaoqi Huang, Fenghong Chen, Jianbo Shi and Yinyan Lai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:993

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  6. Currently, oral targeted therapies are known to be effective and are frequently used to treat metastatic cancer patients, but fatigue is a frequently reported early side effect of these treatments. This fatigu...

    Authors: Florence Joly, Claudia Lefeuvre-Plesse, Claire Garnier-Tixidre, Carole Helissey, Nathalie Menneveau, Alain Zannetti, Sebastien Salas, Nadine Houede, Sophie Abadie-Lacourtoisie, Laetitia Stefani, Soazig Nenan, Isabelle Rieger, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Jean-Marc Descotes and Amélie Anota

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:975

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  7. Optimal management strategies for clinically localised prostate cancer are debated. Using median 10-year data from the largest randomised controlled trial to date (ProtecT), the lifetime cost-effectiveness of ...

    Authors: S. Sanghera, S. Mohiuddin, J. Coast, K. Garfield, S. Noble, C. Metcalfe, J. A. Lane, E. L. Turner, D. Neal, F. C. Hamdy, R. M. Martin and J. L. Donovan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:971

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  8. Healthy Living after Cancer (HLaC) was a national dissemination and implementation study of an evidence-based lifestyle intervention for cancer survivors. The program was imbedded into existing telephone cance...

    Authors: Elizabeth G. Eakin, Marina M. Reeves, Ana D. Goode, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler, Janette L. Vardy, Frances Boyle, Marion R. Haas, Janet E. Hiller, Gita D. Mishra, Michael Jefford, Bogda Koczwara, Christobel M. Saunders, Kathy Chapman, Liz Hing, Anna G. Boltong, Katherine Lane…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:963

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  9. Breast cancer care today involves state-of-the-art biomedical treatment but can fail to address the broader psychosocial and quality-of-life (QoL) issues associated with the transition to breast cancer survivo...

    Authors: Michael G. Culbertson, Kathleen Bennett, Catherine M. Kelly, Linda Sharp and Caitriona Cahir

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:948

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  10. Supportive care Prioritization, Assessment and Recommendations for Kids (SPARK) is a web-based application that facilitates symptom screening and access to supportive care clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) f...

    Authors: Cody Z. Watling, Clodagh McCarthy, Alexandra Theodorakidis, Sadie Cook, Emily Vettese, Tal Schechter, Hanan Abubeker, L. Lee Dupuis and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:923

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  11. Results from a phase III, randomized, double-blind, active comparator-controlled, parallel-group trial evaluating fosaprepitant for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) found that ...

    Authors: Cindy Weinstein, Karin Jordan, Stuart Green, Saleem Khanani, Elizabeth Beckford-Brathwaite, Waldimir Vallejos, Annpey Pong, Stephen J. Noga and Bernardo L. Rapoport

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:918

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  12. The study aimed to investigate the clinical features and prognosis factors of adult patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) with pulmonary involvement, especially multisystem (MS) LCH with pulmonary ...

    Authors: Hui-lei Miao, Ai-lin Zhao, Ming-hui Duan, Dao-bin Zhou, Xin-xin Cao and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:911

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  13. Art therapy may improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of individuals for a variety of purposes. It remains understudied and underutilized in cancer care. We sought to determine the ability of a...

    Authors: E. B. Elimimian, L. Elson, E. Stone, R. S. Butler, M. Doll, S. Roshon, C. Kondaki, A. Padgett and Z. A. Nahleh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:899

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2020 20:1125

  14. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) childhood cancer survivors (CCS) should be empowered to continue their survivor-focused care as they transition into adult medicine. However, the majority of AYA-aged survivors...

    Authors: Karim Thomas Sadak, Milki T. Gemeda, Michelle Grafelman, Joseph P. Neglia, David R. Freyer, Eileen Harwood and Jude Mikal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:898

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  15. Cytotoxic chemotherapy can cure advanced germ cell tumors. Nevertheless, cancer treatment may induce cellular senescence and accelerate molecular aging. The aging process implies an increase of cells expressing p...

    Authors: Maria T. Bourlon, Hugo E. Velazquez, Juan Hinojosa, Luis Orozco, Ricardo Rios-Corzo, Guadalupe Lima, Luis Llorente, Diego F. Hernandez-Ramirez, Francisco J. Valentin-Cortez, Irene Medina-Rangel and Yemil Atisha-Fregoso

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:882

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  16. Terminal-stage solid tumors are one of the main causes of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC); effective therapeutic strategies are therefore warranted. This study aimed to investigate the association...

    Authors: Kohei Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Ohbe, Kazuma Yamakawa, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:867

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  17. Endocrine therapy (ET)-based regimens are the mainstay of treatment for patients with hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2−) advanced breast cancer. With the in...

    Authors: Alison Davie, Gebra Cuyun Carter, Alex Rider, James Pike, Katie Lewis, Abigail Bailey, Gregory L. Price, Francois Ringeisen and Xavier Pivot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:855

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  18. As inadequate pain communication contributes to difficulties in optimizing outcomes of outpatients, we investigated the effect of reinforced education using WeChat App to the opioid titration treatment of canc...

    Authors: Zhiyou Peng, Lin Li, Yuan Chen, Zhiying Feng and Xiangming Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:852

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  19. Both the 7th and 8th editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA) had the same definition for T2a and T2b. But the value of this classificati...

    Authors: Jian Zhao, Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yi Zhang, Wen-Jie Ma, Si-Yun Liu, Fu-Yu Li and Bin Song

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:849

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  20. Screening for early detection of lung cancer has been performed in high-risk individuals with smoking history. However, researches on the distribution, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of these high-ris...

    Authors: Woo Ho Ban, Chang Dong Yeo, Solji Han, Hye Seon Kang, Chan Kwon Park, Ju Sang Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Sang Haak Lee and Sung Kyoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:848

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  21. Cervical cancer has long been a common malignance troubling women. However, there are few studies developing nomogram with comprehensive factors for the prognosis of cervical cancer. Hence, we aimed to build a...

    Authors: Guilan Xie, Ruiqi Wang, Li Shang, Cuifang Qi, Liren Yang, Liyan Huang, Wenfang Yang and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:833

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  22. Tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have become the cornerstone treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer that harbor oncogenic EGFR mutations. The counterpart of these drugs is the financial burden ...

    Authors: Oscar Arrieta, Rodrigo Catalán, Silvia Guzmán-Vazquez, Feliciano Barrón, Luis Lara-Mejía, Herman Soto-Molina, Maritza Ramos-Ramírez, Diana Flores-Estrada and Jaime de la Garza

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:829

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  23. The empirical dietary index for hyperinsulinemia (EDIH) score is a validated food-based dietary score that assesses the ability of whole-food diets to predict plasma c-peptide concentrations. Although the EDIH...

    Authors: Fred K. Tabung, Anne Noonan, Dong Hoon Lee, Mingyang Song, Steven K. Clinton, Daniel Spakowicz, Kana Wu, En Cheng, Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Charles S. Fuchs and Edward L. Giovannucci

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:817

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  24. Pulmonary blastoma (PB) is a rare lung primary malignancy with poorly understood risk factors and prognosis. We sought to investigate the epidemiologic features and long-term outcomes of PB.

    Authors: Xiang Bu, Jing Liu, Linyan Wei, Xiqiang Wang and Mingwei Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:811

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  25. Patients who have undergone radical cystectomy for urinary bladder cancer are not sufficiently physically active and therefore may suffer complications leading to readmissions. A physical rehabilitation progra...

    Authors: Andrea Porserud, Patrik Karlsson, Elisabeth Rydwik, Markus Aly, Lars Henningsohn, Malin Nygren-Bonnier and Maria Hagströmer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:805

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  26. The five-year cumulative incidence rate in patients diagnosed with stage I small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) who were instructed to undergo surgery was from 40 to 60%.The death competition influence the accuracy o...

    Authors: Jianjie Li, Qiwen Zheng, Xinghui Zhao, Jun Zhao, Tongtong An, Meina Wu, Yuyan Wang, Minglei Zhuo, Jia Zhong, Xue Yang, Bo Jia, Hanxiao Chen, Zhi Dong, Jingjing Wang, Yujia Chi, Xiaoyu Zhai…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:793

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  27. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the largest cause of death in breast cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of exercise intensity on aerobic fitness and autonomic cardiac regula...

    Authors: Kellie Toohey, Kate Pumpa, Andrew McKune, Julie Cooke, Marijke Welvaert, Joseph Northey, Clare Quinlan and Stuart Semple

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:787

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  28. Survivors of germ-cell tumors (GCT) may suffer from long-term adverse consequences. Our study was conducted to assess a long-term sexual functioning in GCT survivors.

    Authors: M. Chovanec, L. Vasilkova, L. Petrikova, J. Obertova, P. Palacka, K. Rejlekova, Z. Sycova-Mila, K. Kalavska, D. Svetlovska, B. Mladosievicova, J. Mardiak and M. Mego

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:779

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  29. The impact and consequences of cancer on the patients and their family caregivers (FCs) are closely intertwined. Caregivers’ burdens can be increased due to the patients’ unmet needs and unresolved problems. A...

    Authors: Gek Phin Chua, Grace Su Yin Pang, Alethlea Chung Pheng Yee, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Siqin Zhou, Cindy Lim, Yin Yee Wong, Debra Limin Qu, Fang Ting Pan and Grace Meijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:768

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  30. Despite the possible traumatic significance of cancer and of the incidence, prevalence, and survival of young women with breast cancer, these patients are underrepresented in multidimensional research. In the ...

    Authors: Barbara Muzzatti, Francesca Bomben, Cristiana Flaiban, Marika Piccinin and Maria Antonietta Annunziata

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:758

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  31. The development and rapid uptake of immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) has changed the outlook for patients with cancer. However, CPIs have different adverse event (AE) profiles to other systemic therapies, an...

    Authors: Liz Jamieson, Martin D. Forster, Kam Zaki, Sanjena Mithra, Heena Alli, Anne O’Connor, Apini Patel, Ian C. K. Wong and Pinkie Chambers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:743

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  32. There is a lack of firm knowledge regarding sexual problems and fertility-related distress in young adults following a diagnosis with cancer. Establishing such understanding is essential to identify patients i...

    Authors: L. Wettergren, L. Ljungman, C. Micaux Obol, L. E. Eriksson and C. Lampic

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:722

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  33. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a curative option for a growing number of patients with hematologic diseases and malignancies. However, HCT-related factors, such as total body irradiation used for ...

    Authors: Saro H. Armenian, Lanie Lindenfeld, Aleksi Iukuridze, Meagan Echevarria, Samantha Bebel, Catherine Coleman, Ryotaro Nakamura, Farah Abdullah, Badri Modi, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Karen M. Emmons, Ashfaq A. Marghoob and Alan C. Geller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:721

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  34. Up to 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer report chemotherapy-related cognitive changes (CRCC) during treatment, including decreased memory, attention, and processing speed. Though CRCC negatively impact...

    Authors: Jennifer Brunet, Meagan Barrett-Bernstein, Kendra Zadravec, Monica Taljaard, Nathalie LeVasseur, Amirrtha Srikanthan, Kelcey A. Bland, Barbara Collins, Julia W. Y. Kam, Todd C. Handy, Sherri Hayden, Christine Simmons, Andra M. Smith, Naznin Virji-Babul and Kristin L. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:711

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  35. The end of active treatment is a period of high stress for young people with cancer, but limited literature exists about their information and support needs during this phase. This study aimed to understand th...

    Authors: Sarah Lea, Ana Martins, Lorna A. Fern, Matthew Bassett, Maria Cable, Gary Doig, Sue Morgan, Louise Soanes, Michael Whelan and Rachel M. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:697

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  36. Anthracycline chemotherapy (AC) is an efficacious (neo) adjuvant treatment for early-stage breast cancer (BCa), but is associated with an increased risk of cardiac dysfunction and functional disability. Observ...

    Authors: Stephen J. Foulkes, Erin J. Howden, Yoland Antill, Sherene Loi, Agus Salim, Mark J. Haykowsky, Robin M. Daly, Steve F. Fraser and Andre La Gerche

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:655

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  37. In its 2006 report, From cancer patient to cancer survivor: lost in transition, the U.S. Institute of Medicine raised the need for a more coordinated and comprehensive care model for cancer survivors. Given the e...

    Authors: Barbara M. Wollersheim, Kristel M. van Asselt, Henk G. van der Poel, Henk C. P. M. van Weert, Michael Hauptmann, Valesca P. Retèl, Neil K. Aaronson, Lonneke V. van de Poll-Franse and Annelies H. Boekhout

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:635

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  38. There is already evidence that the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a useful tool for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) that helps to identify symptomatic patients requiring early colonoscopy. Althou...

    Authors: María Angeles Gutierrez-Stampa, Vanessa Aguilar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Joaquín Cubiella, Isabel Portillo and Luis Bujanda

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:616

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  39. Considering that the knowledge of adenocarcinoma in villous adenoma of the colorectum is limited to several case reports, we designed a study to investigate independent prognostic factors and developed nomogra...

    Authors: Chao-Tao Tang, Ling Zeng, Jing Yang, Chunyan Zeng and Youxiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:608

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  40. Little is known about the prevalence and incidence in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) of secondary lymphedema due to cancer. The purpose of the study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence in LMIC...

    Authors: Eric Torgbenu, Tim Luckett, Mark A. Buhagiar, Sungwon Chang and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:604

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  41. Patients with cancer have an increased risk of malnutrition which is associated with poor outcome. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) is often used in older patients with cancer but its relation to outcome...

    Authors: G. Torbahn, T. Strauss, C. C. Sieber, E. Kiesswetter and D. Volkert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:594

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  42. This pilot trial aimed to investigate whether modified short-term fasting (mSTF) reduces the incidence of chemotherapy-induced toxicities and whether an initial ketogenic diet (KD) as fasting supportive diet r...

    Authors: Stefanie Zorn, Janine Ehret, Rebecca Schäuble, Beate Rautenberg, Gabriele Ihorst, Hartmut Bertz, Paul Urbain and Anna Raynor

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:578

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  43. Qualitative research on cancer patients’ survivor-identity and lived experiences in low- and middle-income countries is scarce. Our study aimed at exploring the concept and experience of survivorship for Mexic...

    Authors: Felicia Marie Knaul, Svetlana V. Doubova, María Cecilia Gonzalez Robledo, Alessandra Durstine, Gabriela Sophia Pages, Felicia Casanova and Hector Arreola-Ornelas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:577

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  44. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) were proposed to have potential effects against inflammation and cancer. However, results from epidemiology studies remain inconsistent. We aimed to explore the asso...

    Authors: Peiqin Li, Boer Shan, Keyu Jia, Fan Hu, Ying Xiao, Jusheng Zheng, Yu-Tang Gao, Huaying Wang and Ying Gao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:576

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  45. Pain self-management support interventions were effective in controlled clinical trials and meta analyses. However, implementation of these complex interventions may not translate into identical effects. This ...

    Authors: Silvia Raphaelis, Florian Frommlet, Hanna Mayer and Antje Koller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:559

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  46. Prostate cancer (PCa) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prevalent conditions that often occur concomitantly. However, many aspects of the impact of T2DM, particularly the duration of T2DM and antidiabeti...

    Authors: E. Lin, Hans Garmo, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Jan Adolfsson, Pär Stattin, Björn Zethelius and Danielle Crawley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:551

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