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  1. To investigate the global expression profile of miRNAs, their impact on cellular signaling pathways, and their association with poor prognostic parameters in African-American (AA) patients with triple negative...

    Authors: Safaa Turkistani, Bruna M. Sugita, Paolo Fadda, Rafael Marchi, Ali Afsari, Tammey Naab, Victor Apprey, Robert L. Copeland Jr, Michael C. Campbell, Luciane R. Cavalli and Yasmine Kanaan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:861

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  2. The psychometric properties of the simplified Chinese version of the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) have not been assessed. Therefore, we ai...

    Authors: Shan-Shan Yang, Lei Chen, Ying Liu, Hai-Jun Lu, Bo-Jie Huang, Ai-Hua Lin, Ying Sun, Jun Ma, Fang-Yun Xie and Yan-Ping Mao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:860

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  3. Afatinib is one of the standard treatments for patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, data on the use of afatinib in patients with poor performa...

    Authors: Chiao-En Wu, Ching-Fu Chang, Chen-Yang Huang, Cheng-Ta Yang, Chih-Hsi Scott Kuo, Ping-Chih Hsu and John Wen-Cheng Chang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:859

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  4. Bladder cancer (BC) is a common malignancy neoplasm diagnosed in advanced stages in most cases. It is crucial to screen ideal biomarkers and construct a more accurate prognostic model than conventional clinica...

    Authors: Jianpeng Li, Jinlong Cao, Pan Li, Zhiqiang Yao, Ran Deng, Lijun Ying and Junqiang Tian

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:858

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  5. Primary urethral carcinoma (PUC) is a rare genitourinary malignancy with a relatively poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of surgery on survival of patients diagnosed with PUC.

    Authors: Jie Wu, Yu-Chen Wang, Wen-Jie Luo, Bo-Dai, Ding-Wei Ye and Yi-Ping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:857

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  6. PTEN is the most frequently lost tumor suppressor in primary prostate cancer (PCa) and its loss is associated with aggressive disease. However, the transcriptional changes associated with PTEN loss in PCa have...

    Authors: Eddie Luidy Imada, Diego Fernando Sanchez, Wikum Dinalankara, Thiago Vidotto, Ericka M. Ebot, Svitlana Tyekucheva, Gloria Regina Franco, Lorelei Ann Mucci, Massimo Loda, Edward Matthew Schaeffer, Tamara Lotan and Luigi Marchionni

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:856

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  7. Fatigue is one of the most common and burdensome symptoms experienced by cancer patients. In interventions intended to reduce fatigue in such patients, fatigability, or perception of fatigue contextualized to ...

    Authors: Min Kyeong Jang, Jeehee Han, Sung Hae Kim, Yun Hee Ko, Soo Yeon Kim and Sue Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:855

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  8. Although current therapy for patients with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is potentially curative, the recurrence rate is high. Patients with recurrent or metastatic (R/M) SCC...

    Authors: Prianka Singh, Bryan Bennett, Tom Bailey, Gavin Taylor-Stokes, Ivana Rajkovic, Marta Contente, Sharon Curtis and Chris Curtis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:854

    Content type: Research

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  9. Modified FOLFIRINOX and gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel (GEM-NAB) have been recommended as first-line therapies for advanced pancreatic cancer (PC). Due to the lack of evidence to directly compare them, we con...

    Authors: Jiayuan Chen, Qingling Hua, Haihong Wang, Dejun Zhang, Lei Zhao, Dandan Yu, Guoliang Pi, Tao Zhang and Zhenyu Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:853

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  10. This Phase 2a dose expansion study was performed to assess the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of the maximum tolerated dose of the oral histone de-acetylase (HDAC) inhibitor CXD101 in patients w...

    Authors: Stephen W. Booth, Toby A. Eyre, John Whittaker, Leticia Campo, Lai Mun Wang, Elizabeth Soilleux, Daniel Royston, Gabrielle Rees, Murali Kesavan, Catherine Hildyard, Farasat Kazmi, Nick La Thangue, David Kerr, Mark R. Middleton and Graham P. Collins

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:851

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  11. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly lethal, stage IV brain tumour with a prevalence of approximately 2 per 10,000 people globally. The cell surface proteins or surfaceome serve as information gateway in ...

    Authors: Saiful Effendi Syafruddin, Wan Fahmi Wan Mohamad Nazarie, Nurshahirah Ashikin Moidu, Bee Hong Soon and M. Aiman Mohtar

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:850

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  12. Prostate cancer is caused by genomic aberrations in normal epithelial cells, however clinical translation of findings from analyses of cancer cells alone has been very limited. A deeper understanding of the tu...

    Authors: Stefano Mangiola, Patrick McCoy, Martin Modrak, Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Daniel Blashki, Ryan Stuchbery, Simon P. Keam, Michael Kerger, Ken Chow, Chayanica Nasa, Melanie Le Page, Natalie Lister, Simon Monard, Justin Peters, Phil Dundee, Scott G. Williams…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:846

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  13. The understanding of molecular changes in mCRC during treatment could be used to personalise therapeutic strategies. The aim of our study was to explore the association of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) with c...

    Authors: Ning Jia, Lianpeng Chang, Xin Gao, Xiaohua Shi, Xuelin Dou, Mei Guan, Yajuan Shao, Ningning Li, Yuejuan Cheng, Hongyan Ying, Zhao Sun, Yanping Zhou, Lin Zhao, Jianfeng Zhou and Chunmei Bai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:845

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  14. Glioma is a common type of brain tumor and is classified as low and high grades according to morphology and molecules. Growing evidence has proved that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play pivotal roles in nume...

    Authors: Tianzao Huang, Yingxian Chen, Yile Zeng, Chaoyang Xu, Jinzhong Huang, Weipeng Hu, Xiangrong Chen and Huangde Fu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:844

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  15. Patients with lung cancer (LC) have a poor quality of life (QoL) and easily suffer from psychological diseases. Previous studies focused less on the relationship between genetic factors and QoL, depression, an...

    Authors: Yunxiang Tang, Ruike Zhang, Yinan Li, Shuyu Xu, Hao Wang, Jingzhou Xu, Lei Xiao, Yajing Wang, Jing Du, Yujia Huang and Tong Su

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:842

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  16. The tripartite motif (TRIM) family proteins exhibit oncogenic roles in various cancers. The roles of TRIM27, a member of the TRIM super family, in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remained unexplored. In the current...

    Authors: Chengwu Xiao, Wei Zhang, Meimian Hua, Huan Chen, Bin Yang, Ye Wang and Qing Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:841

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  17. The objective of this study was to investigate the survival outcomes of surgical margin width in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC).

    Authors: Hongzhi Liu, Lianku Lin, Ziguo Lin, Yifan Chen, Qizhen Huang, Lei Ding, Jianying Lou, Shuguo Zheng, Xinyu Bi, Jianming Wang, Wei Guo, Fuyu Li, Jian Wang, Yamin Zheng, Jingdong Li, Shi Cheng…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:840

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  18. Body weight management was an important component in breast cancer survivorship care. The present study described the change patterns of body weight and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) during the first 5 years of sur...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Lei, Suzanne C. Ho, Carol Kwok, Ashley Cheng, Ka Li Cheung, Roselle Lee, Frankie Mo and Winnie Yeo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:839

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  19. Tumor bed (TB) delineation based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (pre-MRI) fused with postoperative computed tomography (post-CT) were compared to post-CT only to define pre-MRI may aid in improving...

    Authors: Jie Jiang, Jinhu Chen, Wanhu Li, Yongqing Li, Yiru Chen, Zicheng Zhang, Chengxin Liu, Dan Han, Hongfu Sun, Baosheng Li and Wei Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:838

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  20. This study aimed to assess the clinical usefulness of 13N-ammonia and 11C- Methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET)/ computed tomography (CT) in the differentiation of residual/recurrent pituitary aden...

    Authors: Fangling Zhang, Qiao He, Ganhua Luo, Yali Long, Ruocheng Li, Lei Ding and Xiangsong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:837

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  21. Immunotherapy is a crucial therapeutic approach in oncology. However, most patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) do not derive benefit from immunotherapy. Vascular endothelial growth fact...

    Authors: Chao Zhu, Liqun Gu, Zelong Liu, Jiang Li, Mianfeng Yao and Changyun Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:836

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  22. The prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients is difficult to predict or describe due to its high-level heterogeneity and complex aetiologic factors. Ferroptosis is a novel form of iron-depende...

    Authors: Hongyu Li, Xiliu Zhang, Chen Yi, Yi He, Xun Chen, Wei Zhao and Dongsheng Yu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:835

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  23. Treatment for radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma (RR-DTC) is challenging. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided implantation of radioactive 125I...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Yu kun Luo, Ying Zhang, Qing Song and Jie Tang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:834

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  24. Epithelioid sarcomas and rhabdoid tumors are rare, aggressive malignancies with poor prognosis. Both are characterized by INI1 alterations and deregulation of growth factor receptors albeit their interaction h...

    Authors: Anne Catherine Harttrampf, Maria Eugenia Marques da Costa, Aline Renoult, Estelle Daudigeos-Dubus and Birgit Geoerger

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:833

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  25. The efficacy of olanzapine as an antiemetic agent in cancer chemotherapy has been demonstrated. However, few high-quality reports are available on the evaluation of olanzapine’s efficacy and safety at a low do...

    Authors: Senri Yamamoto, Hirotoshi Iihara, Ryuji Uozumi, Hitoshi Kawazoe, Kazuki Tanaka, Yukiyoshi Fujita, Masakazu Abe, Hisao Imai, Masato Karayama, Yoh Hayasaki, Chiemi Hirose, Takafumi Suda, Kazuto Nakamura, Akio Suzuki, Yasushi Ohno, Ken-ichirou Morishige…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:832

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  26. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is still highly aggressive and lethal even with various therapeutic approaches. As the kidney is an iron metabolism-related organ, exploring and assessing the clinical v...

    Authors: Yingkai Hong, Mingen Lin, Dehua Ou, Zhuangkai Huang and Peilin Shen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:831

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  27. Although various clinical trials and real-life studies have tried to explore the value of nab-paclitaxel mono-chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel remain u...

    Authors: Haili Lu, Siluo Zha, Wei Zhang, Qiang Wang, Daozhen Jiang, Xinyun Xu, Xiangmin Zheng, Ming Qiu and Chengxiang Shan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:830

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  28. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent lymphoid neoplasm among adults,and approximately 30–40% of patients will experience relapse while 5–10% will suffer from primary refractory disease ca...

    Authors: Marijana Nesic, Mads Sønderkær, Rasmus Froberg Brøndum, Tarec Christoffer El-Galaly, Inge Søkilde Pedersen, Martin Bøgsted and Karen Dybkær

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:829

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  29. Autophagy-related proteins may predict postresection overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC).

    Authors: Daw-Shyong Perng, Chao-Ming Hung, Hung-Yu Lin, Paul Morgan, Yao-Chun Hsu, Tsung-Chin Wu, Pei-Min Hsieh, Jen-Hao Yeh, Pojen Hsiao, Chih-Yuan Lee, Yu-Chan Li, Ya-Chin Wang, Yaw-Sen Chen and Chih-Wen Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:828

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  30. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Recent studies have shown that the polytopic enzyme membrane associated ring-CH-type finger 6 (MARCH6) participates in tumorigene...

    Authors: Jie Sun, Zheng Dong, Zhengyao Chang, Hongfei Liu, Qiyu Jiang, Deyuan Zhang, Shanshan Lu, Xiaodong Jia, Dawei Wu, Aaron Ge, Pan Zhao, Jing Wang and Yinying Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:827

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  31. Circulating tumour cell (CTC) and CTC-white blood cell (CTC-WBC) clusters are related to the prognosis of tumour patients. However, the relationship between CTC-WBC clusters and prognosis in renal cell carcino...

    Authors: Yibing Guan, Fangshi Xu, Juanhua Tian, Ke Gao, Ziyan Wan, Yiyuan Wang, Mei Gao, Zhenlong Wang and Tie Chong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:826

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  32. The prognosis of lung cancer with synchronous brain metastasis (LCBM) is very poor, and patients often die within a short time. However, little is known about the early mortality and related factors in patient...

    Authors: Heng Shen, Gang Deng, Qianxue Chen and Jin Qian

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:825

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  33. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States (US). Among VHA patients, the rate of use of concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) among those with...

    Authors: Anna Hung, Kyung Min Lee, Julie A. Lynch, Yanhong Li, Pradeep Poonnen, Olga V. Efimova, Bradley J. Hintze, Trudy Buckingham, Candice Yong, Brian Seal, Michael J. Kelley and Shelby D. Reed

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:824

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  34. Tumor mutation burden (TMB) is an emerging prognostic biomarker of immunotherapy for bladder cancer (BLCA). We aim at investigating radiomic features’ value in predicting the TMB status of BLCA patients.

    Authors: Xin Tang, Wen-lei Qian, Wei-feng Yan, Tong Pang, You-ling Gong and Zhi-gang Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:823

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  35. Cervical cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting females in South Africa, commonly requires a cisplatin-based-treatment regimen, which has been associated with ototoxic side effects. However, cisplati...

    Authors: Jessica Paken, Cyril D. Govender, Mershen Pillay, Birhanu T. Ayele and Vikash Sewram

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:822

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  36. Cell division cycle 25A (CDC25A) is a well-recognized regulator of cell cycle progression and is involved in cancer development. This work focused on the function of CDC25A in cervical cancer cell growth and t...

    Authors: Jinhong Qi, Li Zhou, Dongqing Li, Jingyuan Yang, He Wang, Huifang Cao, Yunlan Huang, Zhiming Zhang, Linlin Chang, Chenhao Zhu, Juntong Zhan and Yong Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:819

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  37. Gemcitabine plus platinum as the first-line chemotherapy for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) has limited efficacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of modified FOLFIRINOX (mFOLFIRINOX) compared...

    Authors: Lu Zou, Xuechuan Li, Xiangsong Wu, Jiujie Cui, Xuya Cui, Xiaoling Song, Tai Ren, Xusheng Han, Yidi Zhu, Huaifeng Li, Wenguang Wu, Xu’an Wang, Wei Gong, Liwei Wang, Maolan Li, Wan Yee Lau…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:818

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  38. Since it’s a challenging task to precisely predict the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We developed a nomogram based on a novel indicator GMWG [(Geometric Mean of gamma-glutamyltrans...

    Authors: Liying Ren, Dongbo Chen, Wentao Xu, Tingfeng Xu, Rongyu Wei, Liya Suo, Yingze Huang, Hongsong Chen and Weijia Liao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:817

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  39. A significant proportion of newly diagnosed patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) have metastasis and eventually die of the disease, necessitating the exploration of novel biomarkers for early...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Hong Li, Qingtao Yan, Sumei Gao, Jianfang Gao, Zhenhua Wang and Yi Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:816

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  40. This study was aimed to evaluate the value of DNA index(DI) among pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated on Children’s Oncology Group (COG) protocols between 2000 and 2015.

    Authors: Kun-yin Qiu, Xiong-yu Liao, Zhan-wen He, Ruo-hao Wu, Yang Li, Lu-hong Xu, Dun-hua Zhou and Jian-pei Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:813

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  41. Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare form of head and neck cancer with a slow, but aggressive growth pattern which remains a challenge for local tumor control. Based on phase II data, radiation treatment using p...

    Authors: Kristin Lang, Sebastian Adeberg, Semi Harrabi, Thomas Held, Meinhard Kieser, Jürgen Debus and Klaus Herfarth

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2021 21:812

    Content type: Study protocol

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