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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    The consequences of treatment for Head and Neck cancer (HNC) patients has profound detrimental impacts such as impaired QOL, emotional distress, delayed recovery and frequent use of healthcare. The aim of this...

    Authors: Simon N. Rogers, Derek Lowe, Cher Lowies, Seow Tien Yeo, Christine Allmark, Dominic Mcavery, Gerald M. Humphris, Robert Flavel, Cherith Semple, Steven J. Thomas and Anastasios Kanatas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:444

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In China, stomach cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. Few studies have examined Chinese stomach cancer patients’ medical expenses and their associated trends. Th...

    Authors: Xiao-Jie Sun, Ju-Fang Shi, Lan-Wei Guo, Hui-Yao Huang, Neng-Liang Yao, Ji-Yong Gong, Ya-Wen Sun, Guo-Xiang Liu, A-Yan Mao, Xian-Zhen Liao, Ya-Na Bai, Jian-Song Ren, Xin-Yu Zhu, Jin-Yi Zhou, Ling Mai, Bing-Bing Song…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:435

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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    Our previous study demonstrated a close relationship between NOTCH signaling pathway and salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC). HES1 is a well-known target gene of NOTCH signaling pathway. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Xiao-Yu Huang, Rui-Huan Gan, Jian Xie, Lin She, Yong Zhao, Lin-Can Ding, Bo-Hua Su, Da-Li Zheng and You-Guang Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:436

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  5. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in Fig. 1 and the Fig. 1c panel gas been inadvertently duplicated in panel Fig. 1d. This does not affect the results and co...

    Authors: Lee-Hwa Tai, Abhirami A. Ananth, Rashmi Seth, Almohanad Alkayyal, Jiqing Zhang, Christiano Tanese de Souza, Phillip Staibano, Michael A. Kennedy and Rebecca C. Auer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:437

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:277

  6. Content type: Research article

    Precursor T-cell lymphoblastic lymphomas (T-LBL) are rare aggressive hematological malignancies that mainly develop in children. As in other cancers, the loss of cell cycle control plays a prominent role in th...

    Authors: Pilar López-Nieva, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Concepción Vaquero-Lorenzo, María Villa-Morales, Osvaldo Graña-Castro, María Ángeles Cobos-Fernández, José Luis López-Lorenzo, Pilar Llamas, Laura González-Sanchez, Isabel Sastre, Marina Pollan, Marcos Malumbres, Javier Santos and José Fernández-Piqueras

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:430

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  7. Content type: Debate

    The Sarcoma Policy Checklist was created by a multidisciplinary expert group to provide policymakers with priority areas to improve care for sarcoma patients.

    Authors: Bernd Kasper, Estelle Lecointe-Artzner, Suzanne Wait, Shannon Boldon, Roger Wilson, Alessandro Gronchi, Claudia Valverde, Mikael Eriksson, Sarah Dumont, Nora Drove, Athanasia Kanli and Markus Wartenberg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:424

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Multiple trials have attempted to demonstrate the effective induction of cell death in TRAIL-resistant cancer cells, including using a combined treatment of recombinant TRAIL and various proteasome inhibitors....

    Authors: Sunhyo Ryu, Yun Jeong Ahn, Chakeong Yoon, Jeong Hwan Chang, Yoonkyung Park, Tae-Hyoung Kim, Amanda R. Howland, Cheryl A. Armstrong, Peter I. Song and Ae Ran Moon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:432

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly gynecological malignancies and inclined to recurrence and drug resistance. Previous studies showed that the tumorigenesis of ovarian cancers and their major histotypes ...

    Authors: Zizhi Tang, Juan Yang, Xin Wang, Ming Zeng, Jing Wang, Ao Wang, Mingcai Zhao, Liandi Guo, Cong Liu, Dehua Li and Jie Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:426

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The increasing epidemic proportions of diabetes mellitus (DM) are a major cause of premature illness and death. However, whether DM confers the same excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer for women as it does ...

    Authors: Hong-juan FANG, Shao-bo SHAN, Yu-hao ZHOU and Li-yong ZHONG

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:422

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Targeted therapies are based on exploiting cancer-cell-specific genetic features or phenotypic traits to selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unaffected. Oxidative stress is a cancer hallma...

    Authors: Hussein H. K. Abbas, Kheloud M. H. Alhamoudi, Mark D. Evans, George D. D. Jones and Steven S. Foster

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:423

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    The prognosis of patients with pathologic stage T3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that is up-staged from a small renal tumor remains controversial. We evaluated the prognosis of patients with RCC who were up-stag...

    Authors: Hakmin Lee, Minseung Lee, Sang Eun Lee, Seok-Soo Byun, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak and Sung Kyu Hong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:427

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to investigate the roles of hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations and dynamic change during treatment on outcomes of patients with extremity osteosarcoma.

    Authors: Jian Tu, Lili Wen, Zijun Huo, Bo Wang, Yongqian Wang, Hongyi Liao, Weihai Liu, Xian Zhong, Jianqiu Kong, Mengqi Wang, Gang Huang, Junqiang Yin, Xianbiao Xie and Jingnan Shen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:428

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian carcinoma (OC) is the fifth most common female cancer and mostly diagnosed at an advanced stage. Surgical debulking is usually followed by adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy. Only few biomarkers are ...

    Authors: Michaela Ramser, Simone Eichelberger, Silvio Däster, Benjamin Weixler, Marko Kraljević, Robert Mechera, Athanasios Tampakis, Tarik Delko, Uwe Güth, Sylvia Stadlmann, Luigi Terracciano, Raoul A. Droeser and Gad Singer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:425

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Many novel diagnostic biomarkers have been developed for gastric cancer (GC) recently. We chose two methods with high diagnostic value, the detection of serum microRNAs and metabolomics based on gas chromatogr...

    Authors: Hai-Ning Liu, Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Tseng, Yan-Jie Chen, Dan-Ying Zhang, Lin Zhu, Ling Dong, Xi-Zhong Shen and Tao-Tao Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:415

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The expression of DNA fragmentation factor 45 (DFF45) and B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) in glands of the normal human endometrium is related to phases of the menstrual cycle and decreases after menopause, whereas t...

    Authors: Tomasz Banas, Kazimierz Pitynski, Krzysztof Okon and Aleksandra Winiarska

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:418

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression is associated with hallmarks of aggressive tumor phenotypes, e.g., enhanced cell growth, proliferation, invasion, and anchorage independent growth in prostate cance...

    Authors: Dominique Z. Jones, M. Lee Schmidt, Suman Suman, Katharine R. Hobbing, Shirish S. Barve, Leila Gobejishvili, Guy Brock, Carolyn M. Klinge, Shesh N. Rai, Jong Park, Geoffrey J. Clark, Rajesh Agarwal and LaCreis R. Kidd

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:421

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  20. Content type: Technical advance

    Tumor neoantigens are drivers of cancer immunotherapy response; however, current prediction tools produce many candidates requiring further prioritization. Additional filtration criteria and population-level u...

    Authors: Mary A. Wood, Mayur Paralkar, Mihir P. Paralkar, Austin Nguyen, Adam J. Struck, Kyle Ellrott, Adam Margolin, Abhinav Nellore and Reid F. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:414

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is a highly sophisticated linear accelerator-based treatment method, and allows dose rate-changing intensity modulation with gantry rotation. We report our clinical expe...

    Authors: Yuri Jeong, Jinhong Jung, Byungchul Cho, Jungwon Kwak, Chiyoung Jeong, Jong Hoon Kim, Jin-hong Park, So Yeon Kim, Ju Hyun Shim, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee and Sang Min Yoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:416

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    Kruppel family member zinc binding protein 89 (ZBP-89), also known as ZNF148, regulates Bak expression via binding to GC-rich promoter domain. It is not clear if other GC-rich binding factors, such as Sp famil...

    Authors: Xia Kong, Pin Xu, Wei-Jie Cai, Huai-Gao Wang, Bin-Bin Li, Guo-Liang Huang, Zhi-Wei He, George Chen and Cai-Guo Ye

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:419

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Patients with the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are at increased risk for thrombotic and cardiovascular events and experienc...

    Authors: Jingbo Yu, Shreekant Parasuraman, Dilan Paranagama, Andrew Bai, Ahmad Naim, David Dubinski and Ruben Mesa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:420

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