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Translational oncology

This section aims to consider publications which bridge laboratory basic science and applied clinical research. The section will publish studies of diagnostic and prognostic markers which may ultimately be applicable in a clinical setting with a special focus on molecular and experimental pathology. Submissions need to be REMARK compliant as established in NCI-EORTC's "Reporting Recommendations for Tumor Marker Prognostic Studies " (J Clin Oncol 23:9067, 2005) and should report biomarkers that have a clear biologic relevance to a particular tumor type.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Metformin (Met) is a widely available diabetic drug and shows suppressed effects on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metabolism and proliferation. Laboratory studies in RCC suggested that metformin has remarkable an...

    Authors: Muyun Wei, Shaowei Mao, Guoliang Lu, Liang Li, Xiaopeng Lan, Zhongxian Huang, Yougen Chen, Miaoqing Zhao, Yueran Zhao and Qinghua Xia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:434

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    In various cancers, overexpression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and elevated prostaglandin (PG) E2 synthesis have been associated with tumor development and progression. The potential of COX-2 inhibitors in cance...

    Authors: Anna Semmlinger, Viktoria von Schoenfeldt, Verena Wolf, Alexandra Meuter, Theresa Maria Kolben, Thomas Kolben, Christine Zeder-Goess, Florian Weis, Julia Gallwas, Rachel Wuerstlein, Kerstin Hermelink, Elisa Schmoeckel, Nadia Harbeck, Doris Mayr, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:431

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    The relapse rate in early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after surgical resection is high. Prognostic biomarkers may help identify patients who may benefit from additional therapy. The Helicase-like ...

    Authors: Ludovic Dhont, Melania Pintilie, Ethan Kaufman, Roya Navab, Shirley Tam, Arsène Burny, Frances Shepherd, Alexandra Belayew, Ming-Sound Tsao and Céline Mascaux

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:429

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    We aimed to assess the prognostic value of CYFRA 21-1 in a series of patients with anal canal squamous cell carcinoma treated by radiation-based therapy.

    Authors: Mathieu Gauthé, Marion Richard-Molard, Eugénie Rigault, Bruno Buecher, Pascale Mariani, Dominique Bellet, Wulfran Cacheux and Astrid Lièvre

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:417

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    The strong invasive and metastatic nature of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) leads to poor prognosis. Collagen triple helix repeat containing 1 (CTHRC1) is involved in cell migration, motility and invasion....

    Authors: Weiling He, Hui Zhang, Yuefeng Wang, Yanbin Zhou, Yifeng Luo, Yongmei Cui, Neng Jiang, Wenting Jiang, Han Wang, Di Xu, Shuhua Li, Zhuo Wang, Yangshan Chen, Yu Sun, Yang Zhang, Hsian-Rong Tseng…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:400

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    The anticancer immune response has been reported to correlate with cancer progression. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), which are one of the indicators of host immunity, affect the tumor growth, metastas...

    Authors: Masatsune Shibutani, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hisashi Nagahara, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Shinji Matsutani, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:371

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    Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) has attracted much interest as a novel biomarker for epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). Research focus has been directed at GDF15 as a diagnostic detection, while the ...

    Authors: Dan Zhao, Xiaobing Wang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:328

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    Cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth cause of mortality by neoplasia in women worldwide. The use of immunomarkers is an alternative tool to complement currently used algorithms for detection of cancer, and to im...

    Authors: Ana E. Zacapala-Gómez, Napoleón Navarro-Tito, Luz del C. Alarcón-Romero, Carlos Ortuño-Pineda, Berenice Illades-Aguiar, Eduardo Castañeda-Saucedo, Julio Ortiz-Ortiz, Olga L. Garibay-Cerdenares, Marco A. Jiménez-López and Miguel A. Mendoza-Catalán

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:349

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    Topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A) protein has been shown to be a proliferation marker associated with tumor grade and Ki67 index. The prognostic effect of TOP2A seems different among different subtypes of breast ...

    Authors: Xin An, Fei Xu, Rongzhen Luo, Qiufan Zheng, Jiabin Lu, Yanhua Yang, Tao Qin, Zhongyu Yuan, Yanxia Shi, Wenqi Jiang and Shusen Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:331

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    Recent studies have shown that tumors with extensive tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have a higher probability of pathologic complete response, even in luminal/human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-nega...

    Authors: Sung Gwe Ahn, Yoon Jin Cha, Soon June Bae, Chanik Yoon, Hak Woo Lee and Joon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:320

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    The VeriStrat test is a serum proteomic signature originally discovered in non-responders to second line gefitinib treatment and subsequently used to predict differential benefit from erlotinib versus chemothe...

    Authors: Mary Jo Fidler, Cristina L. Fhied, Joanna Roder, Sanjib Basu, Selina Sayidine, Ibtihaj Fughhi, Mark Pool, Marta Batus, Philip Bonomi and Jeffrey A. Borgia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:310

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cause of all cancer deaths in Europe and the Western world with a lifetime risk of approximately 5%. Despite several improvements in the treatment of patients ...

    Authors: Susen Burock, Severin Daum, Ulrich Keilholz, Konrad Neumann, Wolfgang Walther and Ulrike Stein

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:297

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    The introduction of targeted treatments for subsets of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has highlighted the importance of accurate molecular diagnosis to determine if an actionable genetic alteration is pres...

    Authors: Ales Ryska, Peter Berzinec, Luka Brcic, Tanja Cufer, Rafal Dziadziuszko, Maya Gottfried, Ilona Kovalszky, Włodzimierz Olszewski, Buge Oz, Lukas Plank and Jozsef Timar

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:269

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    We have previously identified tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) as a prognostic marker in glioblastomas. TIMP-1 has been associated with chemotherapy resistance, and CD63, a known TIMP-1-bindin...

    Authors: Charlotte Aaberg-Jessen, Mia D. Sørensen, Ana L. S. A. Matos, José M. Moreira, Nils Brünner, Arnon Knudsen and Bjarne W. Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:270

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    Patients suffering from squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx (LSCC) with lymphatic metastasis have a relatively poor prognosis and often require radical therapeutic management. The mechanisms which drive meta...

    Authors: Anke Schlüter, Patrick Weller, Oliver Kanaan, Ivonne Nel, Lukas Heusgen, Benedikt Höing, Pia Haßkamp, Sebastian Zander, Magis Mandapathil, Nina Dominas, Judith Arnolds, Boris A. Stuck, Stephan Lang, Agnes Bankfalvi and Sven Brandau

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:272

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    CD73 is one of the critical component in the formation of immunosuppressive microenvironment in cancers. We aimed to provide an overview of the current status of CD73 expression and its relationship with clini...

    Authors: Tao Jiang, Xiaofeng Xu, Meng Qiao, Xuefei Li, Chao Zhao, Fei Zhou, Guanghui Gao, Fengying Wu, Xiaoxia Chen, Chunxia Su, Shengxiang Ren, Changyun Zhai and Caicun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:267

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    Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is characterized by abnormalities of numerous signaling proteins that play pivotal roles in cancer development and progression. Many of these proteins have been reported to b...

    Authors: Bao-Feng Jin, Fan Yang, Xiao-Min Ying, Lin Gong, Shuo-Feng Hu, Qing Zhao, Yi-Da Liao, Ke-Zhong Chen, Teng Li, Yan-Hong Tai, Yuan Cao, Xiao Li, Yan Huang, Xiao-Yan Zhan, Xuan-He Qin, Jin Wu…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:259

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    Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare disorder in humans, however it is seen with appreciable frequency in certain breeds of dogs, such as Bernese mountain dog. The purpose of this study was to fully characterize a no...

    Authors: Marilia Takada, Maciej Parys, Emmalena Gregory-Bryson, Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Matti Kiupel and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:237

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    Post-surgical prognosis is usually poor for combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma (CHCC-CC), a rare primary liver cancer. Although midkine (MK) is a prognostic biomarker for several known cancers, it is n...

    Authors: Ming-Chun Ma, Yi-Ju Chen, Tai-Jan Chiu, Jui Lan, Chien-Ting Liu, Yi-Ching Chen, Hsin-Ho Tien and Yen-Yang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:227

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