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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation is a treatment option for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). However, overall survival is comparable to chemotherapy alone and local prog...

    Authors: Victoria Y. Strauss, Rachel Shaw, Pradeep S. Virdee, Christopher N. Hurt, Elizabeth Ward, Bethan Tranter, Neel Patel, John Bridgewater, Philip Parsons, Ganesh Radhakrishna, Eric O’Neill, David Sebag-Montefiore, Maria Hawkins, Pippa G. Corrie, Timothy Maughan and Somnath Mukherjee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:121

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The CD133 transmembrane protein is a well-recognized stem cell marker that has been used to isolate putative cancer stem cell populations from gastric cancers (GCs). However, the molecular features or biomarke...

    Authors: Tae-Min Kim, Yoon Ho Ko, Shin Jung Ha and Han Hong Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:119

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Heterozygous germline TP53 gene mutations result in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS). Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent tumor in young women with LFS. An important issue related to BC in the Mexican population is...

    Authors: Lenny N. Gallardo-Alvarado, María Teresa Tusié-Luna, María Isabel Tussié-Luna, José Díaz-Chávez, Yayoi X. Segura, Enrique Bargallo-Rocha, Cynthia Villarreal, Luis A. Herrera-Montalvo, Enrique M. Herrera-Medina and David F. Cantu-de Leon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:118

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors have improved cancer therapy in many tumor types, but no benefit of immune checkpoint therapy has been found in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Based on ...

    Authors: Sabrina Heynckes, Karam Daka, Pamela Franco, Annette Gaebelein, Jan Hendrik Frenking, Roberto Doria-Medina, Irina Mader, Daniel Delev, Oliver Schnell and Dieter Henrik Heiland

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:117

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Synovial sarcoma is a relatively rare type of soft tissue sarcoma. The commonly observed symptom is a deep-seated palpable mass accompanied by pain or tenderness. Thus, it is considered a soft tissue sarcoma a...

    Authors: Taketsugu Fujibuchi, Joji Miyawaki, Teruki Kidani, Hiroshi Imai, Hiroshi Kiyomatsu, Riko Kitazawa and Hiromasa Miura

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:116

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patients with advanced disease experience high levels of psychological distress, yet there is low uptake of psychosocial services offered to patients who screened positive for distress. In this study we aimed ...

    Authors: Claudia S. E. W. Schuurhuizen, Annemarie M. J. Braamse, Inge R. H. M. Konings, Henk M. W. Verheul and Joost Dekker

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:115

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Significant numbers of variants detected in cancer patients are often left labeled only as variants of unknown significance (VUS). In order to expand precision medicine to a wider population, we need to extend...

    Authors: Takahiko Koyama, Kahn Rhrissorrakrai and Laxmi Parida

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:114

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Genetic polymorphisms in genes involved in pain modulation have been reported to be associated to opioid efficacy and safety in different clinical settings.

    Authors: Ersilia Lucenteforte, Alfredo Vannacci, Giada Crescioli, Niccolò Lombardi, Laura Vagnoli, Laura Giunti, Valentina Cetica, Maria Luisa Coniglio, Alessandra Pugi, Roberto Bonaiuti, Maurizio Aricò, Sabrina Giglio, Andrea Messeri, Roberto Barale, Lisa Giovannelli, Alessandro Mugelli…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:113

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion/cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (LSIL/CIN1) preceded by colposcopy guided biopsy is recommended conservative follow-up, although some of these lesions are a...

    Authors: Jing Ye, Xiao-dong Cheng, Bei Cheng, Yi-fan Cheng, Xiao-Jing Chen and Wei-guo Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:112

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health has recommended vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent cervical cancer since 2008. To establish monitoring of the future public health impact of vac...

    Authors: Dianne Egli-Gany, Anne Spaar Zographos, Joachim Diebold, Virginie Masserey Spicher, Brigitte Frey Tirri, Rolf Heusser, Joakim Dillner, Patrick Petignat, Roland Sahli and Nicola Low

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:111

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) prognosis is variable, depending on several clinical and biological factors. A better prediction of a patient’s outcome could allow for a more accurate choice of treatments. The ...

    Authors: Amélie Darlix, Christophe Hirtz, Simon Thezenas, Aleksandra Maceski, Audrey Gabelle, Evelyne Lopez-Crapez, Hélène De Forges, Nelly Firmin, Séverine Guiu, William Jacot and Sylvain Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:110

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  12. Content type: Research article

    MiRNAs that are potential biomarkers for predicting prognosis for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have been identified. However, comprehensive analyses investigating the association between miRNA expression profi...

    Authors: Yao Xue, Yuqiu Ge, Meiyun Kang, Cong Wu, Yaping Wang, Liucheng Rong and Yongjun Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:109

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumour arising from pleural cavities with poor prognosis. Multimodality treatment with pemetrexed combined with cisplatin shows unsatisfying response-rates of 40%. The...

    Authors: Sabrina Borchert, Michael Wessolly, Jan Schmeller, Elena Mairinger, Jens Kollmeier, Thomas Hager, Thomas Mairinger, Thomas Herold, Daniel C. Christoph, Robert F. H. Walter, Wilfried E. E. Eberhardt, Till Plönes, Jeremias Wohlschlaeger, Clemens Aigner, Kurt Werner Schmid and Fabian D. Mairinger

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:108

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer prognosis has dramatically improved over 40 years. There is, however, no proof of population ‘cure’. This research aimed to examine the pattern of long-term excess mortality due to breast cancer ...

    Authors: R. Schaffar, A. Belot, B. Rachet and L. Woods

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:107

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  15. Content type: Research article

    MYCN amplification directly correlates with the clinical course of neuroblastoma and poor patient survival, and serves as the most critical negative prognostic marker. Although fluorescence in situ hybridizati...

    Authors: Dinesh Babu Somasundaram, Sheeja Aravindan, Zhongxin Yu, Muralidharan Jayaraman, Ngoc T. B. Tran, Shibo Li, Terence S. Herman and Natarajan Aravindan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:106

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Osimertinib, the third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI), has become the standard treatment in cases where rebiopsy reveals T790M mutation after the first-line EG...

    Authors: Takuma Imakita, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Katsuya Hirano, Toshiyuki Morisawa, Azusa Sakurai and Yuki Kataoka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:105

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In this report we examine candidate pathways perturbed by Compound Kushen Injection (CKI), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that we have previously shown to alter the gene expression patterns of multiple p...

    Authors: Jian Cui, Zhipeng Qu, Yuka Harata-Lee, Thazin Nwe Aung, Hanyuan Shen, Wei Wang and David L. Adelson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:103

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Due to the lack of effective therapies and poor prognosis in TNBC (triple-negative breast cancer) patients, there is a strong need to develop effective novel targeted therapies for this subtype of breast cance...

    Authors: Nuramalina H. Mumin, Neele Drobnitzky, Agata Patel, Luiza Madia Lourenco, Fiona F. Cahill, Yanyan Jiang, Anthony Kong and Anderson J. Ryan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:102

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  19. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the tagging of one of the author names was done incorrectly in the XML version of the paper. The online and pdf versions of this pa...

    Authors: Charles S. Goldsmith, Sam Moon Kim, Nirmala Karunarathna, Nichole Neuendorff, L. Gerard Toussaint, David J. Earnest and Deborah Bell-Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:101

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:43

  20. Content type: Research article

    Post-operative pneumonia (Pop) following meningioma surgery is the dominant systemic complication which could cause serious threats to patients. It is unclear whether hematological biochemical markers are inde...

    Authors: M. R. Zuo, R. F. Liang, M. Li, Y. F. Xiang, S. X. Zhang, Y. Yang, X. Wang, Q. Mao and Y. H. Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:100

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Seroma formation is the most common complication after mastectomy and places patients at risk of associated morbidities. Microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH) consists of hydrophilic, plant based, polys...

    Authors: Lorena P. Suarez-Kelly, W. Hampton Pasley, Eric J. Clayton, Stephen P. Povoski, William E. Carson and Ray Rudolph

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:99

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most prevalent type of cancer in the world. Surgery is the only curative option. However, postoperative complications occur in up to 50% of patients and are associated wit...

    Authors: Stefanus van Rooijen, Francesco Carli, Susanne Dalton, Gwendolyn Thomas, Rasmus Bojesen, Morgan Le Guen, Nicolas Barizien, Rashami Awasthi, Enrico Minnella, Sandra Beijer, Graciela Martínez-Palli, Rianne van Lieshout, Ismayil Gögenur, Carlo Feo, Christoffer Johansen, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:98

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  23. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the author names was listed incorrectly.

    Authors: Jeremie Calais, Johannes Czernin, Wolfgang P. Fendler, David Elashoff and Nicholas G. Nickols

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:97

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2019 19:18

  24. Content type: Research article

    Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is aggressive with limited treatment options upon recurrence. Molecular discordance between primary and metastatic TNBC has been observed, but the degree of biological hete...

    Authors: Zi-Ming Zhao, Susan E. Yost, Katherine E. Hutchinson, Sierra Min Li, Yate-Ching Yuan, Javad Noorbakhsh, Zheng Liu, Charles Warden, Radia M. Johnson, Xiwei Wu, Jeffrey H. Chuang and Yuan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:96

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in treating patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has not been clear, and recent randomized studies have demonstrated conflicting results from previ...

    Authors: Xin Yin, Danfang Yan, Miao Qiu, Liming Huang and Sen-Xiang Yan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:95

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Stress has been suggested as a promoter of tumor growth and development. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the main stress hormones and widely prescribed as drugs. However, the effect of GCs on the development and pro...

    Authors: Bo Li, Yan Wang, Lijuan Yin, Gaoxiang Huang, Yi Xu, Jie Su, Liye Ma and Jian Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:94

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) has been identified as the essential fat depot for pathogenetic theories that associateobesity and colon cancer. LINE-1 hypomethylation has been mostly detected in tumor colon tis...

    Authors: Daniel Castellano-Castillo, Sonsoles Morcillo, Ana B. Crujeiras, Lidia Sánchez-Alcoholado, Mercedes Clemente-Postigo, Esperanza Torres, Francisco José Tinahones and Manuel Macias-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:93

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  28. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the clinical outcome in patients with de novo metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated or not treated with locoregional radiotherapy (LRRT) based on plasma Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) DNA lev...

    Authors: Xue-Song Sun, Li-Ting Liu, Sai-Lan Liu, Shan-Shan Guo, Yue-Feng Wen, Hao-Jun Xie, Qing-Nan Tang, Yu-Jing Liang, Xiao-Yun Li, Jin-Jie Yan, Jun Ma, Qiu-Yan Chen, Lin-Quan Tang and Hai-Qiang Mai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:92

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological research on small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is limited and based on cancer registry data. We evaluated the feasibility and validity of using primary care electronic health records (The Health Imp...

    Authors: Lucía Cea Soriano, Jihong Zong and Luis A. García Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:91

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The decision making process for axillary dissection has changed in recent years for patients with early breast cancer and positive sentinel lymph nodes (LN). The question now arises, what is the optimal surgic...

    Authors: Florian Ebner, Achim Wöckel, Lukas Schwentner, Maria Blettner, Wolfgang Janni, Rolf Kreienberg and Manfred Wischnewsky

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:90

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Anxiety is a common concern of cancer survivors during the transition from active cancer treatment to cancer survivorship (the re-entry phase). This paper presents the study protocol for a novel group-based be...

    Authors: Joanna J. Arch, Jill L. Mitchell, Sarah R. Genung, Robert Fisher, David J. Andorsky and Annette L. Stanton

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:89

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The “EMERGE” study, aimed to capture real-life management patterns and outcomes in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in Greece, also accounting for hormone (HR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)...

    Authors: Athanasios Kotsakis, Alexandros Ardavanis, Georgios Koumakis, Epameinondas Samantas, Amanta Psyrri and Christos Papadimitriou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:88

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Podoplanin (PDPN) is a mucin-type transmembrane glycoprotein specific to the lymphatic system. PDPN expression has been found in various human tumors and is considered to be a marker of cancer. We had previous...

    Authors: Justyna Sikorska, Damian Gaweł, Hanna Domek, Magdalena Rudzińska and Barbara Czarnocka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:85

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we observe the patterns initial palliative treatment for premenopausal patients with HR-positive/HER2-negative MBC and determine if nonadherence to clinical guidelines are associated with worse ...

    Authors: Hee Kyung Kim, Soo-Hyeon Lee, Yu Jin Kim, Song Ee Park, Han Sang Lee, Sung Won Lim, Jang Ho Cho, Ji-Yeon Kim, Jin Seok Ahn, Young-Hyuck Im, Jong Han Yu and Yeon Hee Park

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:84

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Fascin-1, a prominent actin-bundling protein, is found to be upregulated in several human carcinomas. While it is accepted that Fascin-1 expression correlates with poor clinical outcome and decreased survival ...

    Authors: Matthias J. Arlt, Aleksandar Kuzmanov, Jess G. Snedeker, Bruno Fuchs, Unai Silvan and Adam A. Sabile

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:83

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Seventy percent of deaths of cancer occur in low or middle-income countries, where the resources to provide cancer treatment and care a...

    Authors: Thecla W. Kohi, Louise von Essen, Golden M. Masika, Maria Gottvall and Justine Dol

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:82

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Age-related genetic changes in lymphocyte subsets are not currently well documented. BACH2 is a transcription factor that plays an important role in immune-mediated homeostasis by tightly regulating PRDM1 expr...

    Authors: Vu Luan Dang Chi, Soizic Garaud, Pushpamali De Silva, Vincent Thibaud, Basile Stamatopoulos, Mimoune Berehad, Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Mohammad Krayem, Hugues Duvillier, Jean-Nicolas Lodewyckx, Karen Willard-Gallo, Catherine Sibille and Dominique Bron

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:81

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Pathological stage is considered as the best prognosis indicator for gastric cancer. With the increasing use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), the latest TNM staging included a new pathological stage of ypTN...

    Authors: Ziyu Li, Yinkui Wang, Xiangji Ying, Fei Shan, Zhouqiao Wu, Lianhai Zhang, Shuangxi Li, Yongning Jia, Hui Ren and Jiafu Ji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:80

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  39. Content type: Research article

    BRK is, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, overexpressed in approximately 85% of human invasive ductal breast tumors. It is not clear whether BRK expression correlates with breast cancer subtypes, or the expressi...

    Authors: Sayem Miah, Edward Bagu, Raghuveera Goel, Yetunde Ogunbolude, Chenlu Dai, Alison Ward, Frederick S. Vizeacoumar, Gerald Davies, Franco J. Vizeacoumar, Deborah Anderson and Kiven Erique Lukong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:78

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Synthetic indolyl- pyridinyl- propenones (IPPs) induce methuosis, a form of non-apoptotic cell death, in glioblastoma and other cancer cell lines. Methuosis is characterized by accumulation of cytoplasmic vacu...

    Authors: Zehui Li, Nneka E. Mbah, Jean H. Overmeyer, Jeffrey G. Sarver, Sage George, Christopher J. Trabbic, Paul W. Erhardt and William A. Maltese

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:77

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC) of the breast is characterized by its unique morphology and frequent nodal metastasis. However, the mechanism for development of this unique subtype has not been clearl...

    Authors: Naoki Kanomata, Junichi Kurebayashi, Yoshikazu Koike, Rin Yamaguchi and Takuya Moriya

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:76

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  42. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the author names was listed incorrectly.

    Authors: Amy A. Kirkham, D. Ian Paterson, Carla M. Prado, John R. Mackey, Kerry S. Courneya, Edith Pituskin and Richard B. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:75

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:864

  43. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is a life-threatening disease that causes every fourth death. It is often hard to determine the time point of progression. Therefore, biomarkers for cancer entities that indicate disease progression or ...

    Authors: Lisa Traeger, Ines Ellermann, Helene Wiethoff, Janina Ihbe, Inka Gallitz, Maria Eveslage, Rudolf Moritz, Edwin Herrmann, Andres Jan Schrader and Andrea U. Steinbicker

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:74

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Several previous studies have confirmed that thrombocytosis was related to reduced survival in many solid tumors. However, the prognostic significance of thrombocytosis in endometrial carcinoma (EC) was still ...

    Authors: Dan Nie, E. Yang and Zhengyu Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:73

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) may arise in the intra- or extrahepatic biliary tract and is associated with a poor prognosis. Despite recent advances, to date there is still no established targeted therapeutic appro...

    Authors: Mark Kriegsmann, Stephanie Roessler, Katharina Kriegsmann, Marcus Renner, Rémi Longuespée, Thomas Albrecht, Moritz Loeffler, Stephan Singer, Arianeb Mehrabi, Monika Nadja Vogel, Anita Pathil, Bruno Köhler, Christoph Springfeld, Christian Rupp, Karl Heinz Weiss and Benjamin Goeppert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:72

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic potential of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) tumor tissue levels and examine the association b...

    Authors: Marko Jevrić, Ivana Z. Matić, Ana Krivokuća, Marija Đorđić Crnogorac, Irina Besu, Ana Damjanović, Mirjana Branković-Magić, Zorka Milovanović, Dušica Gavrilović, Snezana Susnjar, Darija Kisić Tepavčević and Tatjana Stanojković

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:71

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