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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

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  1. Our aim was to investigate the value of serum squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) antigen levels in predicting chemosensitivity, lymph node metastasis, as well as prognosis in patients with cervical squamous cell ca...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Liang Jiao, Fang Ren and Dan-Bo Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:423

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  2. Curative treatment for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) cancers, involves complex surgical resection often in combination with neoadjuvant/adjuvant chemo/chemoradiotherapy. With ...

    Authors: Linda O’Neill, Emer Guinan, Suzanne Doyle, Deirdre Connolly, Jacintha O’Sullivan, Annemarie Bennett, Grainne Sheill, Ricardo Segurado, Peter Knapp, Ciaran Fairman, Charles Normand, Justin Geoghegan, Kevin Conlon, John V. Reynolds and Juliette Hussey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:415

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  3. Head and Neck cancer (HNC) is characterized by significant mortality and morbidity. Treatment is often invasive and interferes with vital functions, resulting in a delicate balance between survival benefit and...

    Authors: Arta Hoesseini, Emilie A. C. Dronkers, Aniel Sewnaik, Jose A. U. Hardillo, Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong and Marinella P. J. Offerman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:399

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  4. Spatial heterogeneity of prostate cancer-specific mortality in Pennsylvania remains unclear. We utilized advanced geospatial survival regressions to examine spatial variation of prostate cancer-specific mortal...

    Authors: Ming Wang, Emily Wasserman, Nathaniel Geyer, Rachel M. Carroll, Shanshan Zhao, Lijun Zhang, Raymond Hohl, Eugene J. Lengerich and Alicia C. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:394

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  5. The ABCSG-28 trial compared primary surgery followed by systemic therapy versus primary systemic therapy without surgery in patients with de novo stage IV BC. The present report describes QoL results of this t...

    Authors: V. Bjelic-Radisic, F. Fitzal, M. Knauer, G. Steger, D. Egle, R. Greil, P. Schrenk, M. Balic, Ch. Singer, R. Exner, L. Soelkner and Michael Gnant

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:392

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  6. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of cisplatin-based chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab (BEV) in Chinese women with advanced cervical cancer (ACC).

    Authors: Xiaoli He, Jun Liu, Li Xiao, Mingdong Zhao, Tingting Su, Tiejian Liu, Guowei Han and Yue Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:381

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  7. As more states legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use, people increasingly use cannabis to treat medical conditions and associated symptoms. The prevalence and utility of cannabis for cancer-relate...

    Authors: Susan L. Calcaterra, Andrea N. Burnett-Hartman, J. David Powers, Douglas A. Corley, Carmit M. McMullen, Pamala A. Pawloski and Heather Spencer Feigelson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:373

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  8. Self-management is becoming essential for breast cancer survivors, but evidence about the effectiveness of self-management support (SMS) intervention is lacking. To address this issue, we developed a theory-ba...

    Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Yu Hyeon Choe, Ah Reum Han, Gwui Jeong Yeon, Gyeong Hee Lee, Bo Gyeong Lee, Young Up Cho, Seho Park and Moon Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:367

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  9. Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) report poor patient-clinician communication, and long-lasting confusion and anxiety about their treatment and prognosis. Research shows that patient-centred care (PCC...

    Authors: Bryanna B. Nyhof, Frances C. Wright, Nicole J. Look Hong, Gary Groot, Lucy Helyer, Pamela Meiers, May Lynn Quan, Nancy N. Baxter, Robin Urquhart, Rebecca Warburton and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:364

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  10. Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing affects quality of life for most patients with head and neck cancer. SIP SMART – [Swallowing Intervention Package: Self-Monitoring, Assessment, Rehabilitation Training] ai...

    Authors: Roganie Govender, Christina H. Smith, Helen Barratt, Benjamin Gardner and Stuart A. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:360

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  11. The number of people living with soft-tissue and bone sarcomas is increasing due to improved individual therapy and changes in demographics. At present, there are no recommendations for psychological co-treatm...

    Authors: Wolfram Weschenfelder, Sabine Gast-Froehlich, Christian Spiegel, Matthias Vogt and Gunther O. Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:351

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  12. Patients with cancer of the lung or oesophagus, undergoing curative treatment, usually require a thoracotomy and a complex oncological resection. These surgeries carry a risk of major morbidity and mortality, ...

    Authors: Gráinne Sheill, Emer Guinan, Linda O’Neill, Charles Normand, Suzanne L. Doyle, Sarah Moore, John Newell, Grainne McDermott, Ronan Ryan, John V. Reynolds and Juliette Hussey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:321

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  13. Cancer development is mediated by oxidative stress and inflammation, which may correlate with metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate antioxidant vitamins status and metabolic parameters in ...

    Authors: Man-Yee Chan, Bor-Jen Lee, Po-Sheng Chang, Han-Yu Hsiao, Li-Ping Hsu, Chia-Hua Chang and Ping-Ting Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:310

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  14. Gastrointestinal tract function and it’s integrity are controlled by a number of peptides whose secretion is influenced by severe inflammation. In stomach the main regulatory peptide is ghrelin. For upper smal...

    Authors: Szymon Skoczeń, Magdalena Rej, Kinga Kwiecińska, Danuta Pietrys, Przemysław J. Tomasik, Małgorzata Wójcik, Wojciech Strojny, Agnieszka Dłużniewska, Katarzyna Klimasz, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Korostyński, Marcin Piechota and Walentyna Balwierz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:306

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  15. Cancer immunotherapy via immune-checkpoint inhibition (ICI) by antibodies against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and cell death protein 1 (PD-1) have significantly improved the outcome of...

    Authors: J. Boegeholz, C. S. Brueggen, C. Pauli, F. Dimitriou, E. Haralambieva, R. Dummer, M. G. Manz and C. C. Widmer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:300

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  16. Cancer survivors and their caregivers may have various unmet needs that are medically difficult to solve. Previous studies have suggested the relations between individuals’ backgrounds and their unmet needs. W...

    Authors: Kaname Watanabe, Kayoko Katayama, Takashi Yoshioka and Hiroto Narimatsu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:263

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  17. In high-income countries (HICs), increased rates of survival among pediatric cancer patients are achieved through the use of protocol-driven treatment. Compared to HICs, differences in infrastructure, supporti...

    Authors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Kristin Schroeder, Yadurshini Raveendran, Kunal Goel, Christina Makarushka, Nestory Masalu and Leah L. Zullig

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:254

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  18. Patients with multiple myeloma report more problems with quality of life (QoL) than other haematological malignancies over the course of their incurable illness. The patient-centred Myeloma Patient Outcome Sca...

    Authors: Christina Gerlach, Katherine Taylor, Marion Ferner, Markus Munder, Martin Weber and Christina Ramsenthaler

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:245

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  19. NEPA is an oral fixed-dose combination of netupitant, a new highly selective neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, and palonosetron. This study was conducted to evaluate whether the efficacy of NEPA against chemot...

    Authors: Roberta Caputo, Marina Elena Cazzaniga, Andrea Sbrana, Rosalba Torrisi, Ida Paris, Monica Giordano, Vincenzo Montesarchio, Valentina Guarneri, Laura Amaducci, Domenico Bilancia, Giuseppina Cilenti, Alessandra Fabi, Elena Collovà, Alessio Schirone, Erminio Bonizzoni, Luigi Celio…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:232

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  20. Cognitive therapy has been shown to reduce fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), mainly in breast cancer survivors. The accessibility of cognitive behavioural interventions could be further improved by Internet del...

    Authors: Johanne Dam Lyhne, Allan ‘ Ben’ Smith, Lisbeth Frostholm, Per Fink and Lars Henrik Jensen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:223

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  21. To analyze the effects of BRCA1/2 mutations on chemotherapy response scores (CRS) and survival in a cohort of patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer who were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) follo...

    Authors: Yong Jae Lee, Hyun-Soo Kim, John Hoon Rim, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sang Wun Kim, Sunghoon Kim and Young Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:185

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  22. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Recently, studies have been published with inconsistent findings regarding whether sarcopenia is a ...

    Authors: Xiao-Ming Zhang, Qing-Li Dou, Yingchun Zeng, Yunzhi Yang, Andy S. K. Cheng and Wen-Wu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:172

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  23. Bone complications (pathologic fracture, spinal cord compression, surgery to bone and radiation to bone) are a common problem in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We set out to provide insights into the rea...

    Authors: María-Victoria Mateos, Leah Fink, Niranchana Koneswaran, Michele Intorcia, Christina Giannopoulou, Daniela Niepel and Michele Cavo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:170

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  24. Multiple myeloma is a cancer in the bone marrow causing bone destruction. Patients experience various symptoms related to the disease and/or treatment, such as pain and fatigue, leading to poorer quality of li...

    Authors: Rikke Faebo Larsen, Mary Jarden, Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Ulf Christian Frølund, Sören Möller and Niels Abildgaard

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:169

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  25. Overweight/obesity are strongly implicated in breast cancer development, and weight gain post-diagnosis is associated with greater morbidity and all-cause mortality. The aim of this study was to describe the p...

    Authors: Carolyn Ee, Adele Elizabeth Cave, Dhevaksha Naidoo, Kellie Bilinski and John Boyages

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:113

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  26. Colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients aged under 55 years is on the rise, constituting approximately 10% of cases. Our aim was to determine the survival and clinico-pathological details of young-onset CRC (yCRC)...

    Authors: Sarah Perrott, Kirsten Laurie, Kirsten Laws, Annie Johnes, Zosia Miedzybrodzka and Leslie Samuel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:108

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  27. Gliomas consist of a heterogeneous group of tumors. This study aimed to report the incidences of O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation, 1p19q co-deletion, isocitrate dehydrogenase (ID...

    Authors: Samantha Ya Lyn Ang, Lester Lee, Angela An Qi See, Ting Yao Ang, Beng Ti Ang and Nicolas Kon Kam King

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:79

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  28. This study aimed to compare clinical outcomes following placement of fully covered self-expanding metallic stents (FCSEMS) vs partially covered self-expanding metallic stents (PCSEMS) for palliative treatment ...

    Authors: Chunmei Wang, Hua Wei and Yuxia Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:73

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  29. Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is one of the most common HIV-associated malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Worldwide, the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved KS survival. In resource-rich setting...

    Authors: Esther E. Freeman, Naftali Busakhala, Susan Regan, Fredrick Chite Asirwa, Megan Wenger, Divya Seth, Khatiya Chelidze Moon, Aggrey Semeere, Toby Maurer, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Ingrid Bassett and Jeffrey Martin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:71

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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