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  1. Content type: Research article

    While cure rates for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL) now exceed 80%, over 60% of survivors will face treatment-related long-term sequelae, including cardiometabolic complications such as obesity,...

    Authors: Jade England, Simon Drouin, Patrick Beaulieu, Pascal St-Onge, Maja Krajinovic, Caroline Laverdière, Emile Levy, Valérie Marcil and Daniel Sinnett

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:751

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The rates of thoracoscopic esophagectomy performed in the prone and left lateral decubitus positions are similar in Japan. We retrospectively reviewed short- and long-term outcomes of thoracoscopic esophagecto...

    Authors: Masahiko Murakami, Koji Otsuka, Satoru Goto, Tomotake Ariyoshi, Takeshi Yamashita and Takeshi Aoki

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:748

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer. Since chemoresistance is a significant barrier, identification of regulators affecting chemosensitivity is necessary in order to create new forms of interventio...

    Authors: Priscila Daniele Ramos Cirilo, Luciana Nogueira de Sousa Andrade, Bruna Renata Silva Corrêa, Mei Qiao, Tatiane Katsue Furuya, Roger Chammas and Luiz Otavio Ferraz Penalva

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:750

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence has indicated that some inflammatory markers, including lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and prognostic nutritional...

    Authors: Yongxi Song, Yuchong Yang, Peng Gao, Xiaowan Chen, Dehao Yu, Yingying Xu, Junhua Zhao and Zhenning Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:744

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the malignancy with the worst outcome among all breast cancer subtypes. We reported that ETV1 is a significant oncogene in TNBC tumourigenesis. Consequently, investigati...

    Authors: Jie Li, Yuanhui Lai, Jieyi Ma, Yue Liu, Jiong Bi, Longjuan Zhang, Lianzhou Chen, Chen Yao, Weiming Lv, Guangqi Chang, Shenming Wang, Mao Ouyang and Wenjian Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:745

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer patients are at an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, current evidence as to whether VTE increases the risk of mortality in breast cancer patients is conflicting. We present...

    Authors: Umair T. Khan, Alex J. Walker, Sadaf Baig, Tim R. Card, Cliona C. Kirwan and Matthew J. Grainge

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:747

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of cutaneous malignant melanoma is critical for improved diagnosis and treatment. Keratinocytic nuclear receptor Retinoid X Receptor ...

    Authors: Sharmeen Chagani, Rong Wang, Evan L. Carpenter, Christiane V. Löhr, Gitali Ganguli-Indra and Arup K. Indra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:736

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Liver resection had been regarded as a standard treatment for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, early mortality and recurrence after surgery were still of major concern. RAM (Risk Assessment for...

    Authors: Heng-Yuan Hsu, Ming-Chin Yu, Chao-Wei Lee, Hsin-I Tsai, Chang-Mu Sung, Chun-Wei Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Cheng-Yu Lin, Wen-Juei Jeng, Wei-Chen Lee and Miin-Fu Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:742

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Data is needed about barriers to self-collection of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) samples and cytology among low-income, disadvantaged women living in rural areas of lower-income countries as these women are at i...

    Authors: Betania Allen-Leigh, Patricia Uribe-Zúñiga, Leith León-Maldonado, Brandon J. Brown, Attila Lörincz, Jorge Salmeron and Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:734

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Circulating cell-free miRNAs have emerged as promising minimally-invasive biomarkers for early detection, prognosis and monitoring of cancer. They can exist in the bloodstream incorporated into extracellular v...

    Authors: Edgars Endzeliņš, Andreas Berger, Vita Melne, Cristina Bajo-Santos, Kristīne Soboļevska, Artūrs Ābols, Marta Rodriguez, Daiga Šantare, Anastasija Rudņickiha, Vilnis Lietuvietis, Alicia Llorente and Aija Linē

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:730

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major global public health problem and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Mitochondrial dysfunction has long been suspected to be involved in this type of tumorigene...

    Authors: Jéssica Alonso-Molero, Carmen González-Donquiles, Tania Fernández-Villa, Fernanda de Souza-Teixeira, Laura Vilorio-Marqués, Antonio J. Molina and Vicente Martín

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:731

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There are three main therapeutic strategies, namely expectant management (dilation and curettage only), prophylactic chemotherapy and prophylactic total hysterectomy for treating older women with complete hyda...

    Authors: Peng Zhao, Qinqing Chen and Weiguo Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:733

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Pregnancy is an unquantifiable risk to accelerate tumor growth of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and whether pregnancy induces an unfavorable prognosis of radioiodine refractory papillary thyroid carcinoma...

    Authors: Yuchen Jin, Min Liu, Lingxiao Cheng and Libo Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:735

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic and prognostic significance of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate associated antigen 19–9 (CA19–9), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and cancer antigen 125 (CA125) in early gastric cancer have ...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Yangzi Tian, Guanghui Xu, Zhen Liu, Shushang Liu, Gaozan Zheng, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Daiming Fan and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:737

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Altered expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) is a major driver of growth and metastasis of cancers. Recepteur d’origine nantais (RON) receptor is a single-pass transmembrane RTK aberrantly expressed ...

    Authors: Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Abdul Khader Mohammed, Gyanendra Tripathi, Majed S. Alokail and Nasser M. Al-Daghri

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:738

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although Korea and Japan have a national gastric cancer screening program, their screening intervals are different. The optimal screening interval of endoscopic screening in Japan was investigated based on the...

    Authors: Chisato Hamashima, Rintaro Narisawa, Kazuei Ogoshi, Toshiyuki Kato and Kazutaka Fujita

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:740

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To date, research on stigmatization among cancer patients and related psychosocial consequences has been scarce and mostly based on small and highly selected samples. We investigated stigmatization and its imp...

    Authors: J. Ernst, A. Mehnert, A. Dietz, B. Hornemann and P. Esser

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:741

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Medication non-adherence is associated with poor health outcomes and increased health care costs. Depending on definitions, reported non-adherence rates in cancer patients ranges between 16 and 100%, which ill...

    Authors: Linda Bouwman, Corien M. Eeltink, Otto Visser, Jeroen J. W. M. Janssen and Jolanda M. Maaskant

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:739

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Patients suffering from advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often exhibit a poor prognosis or dismal clinical outcomes due to ineffective chemotherapy or a multi-drug resistance (MDR) process. Thus, ...

    Authors: Jun Hou, Zhixian Hong, Fan Feng, Yantao Chai, Yunkai Zhang, Qiyu Jiang, Yan Hu, Shunquan Wu, Yingsong Wu, Xunian Gao, Qiong Chen, Yong Wan, Jingfeng Bi and Zheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:729

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  20. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs may act as oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes, which make these small molecules potential diagnostic/prognostic factors and targets for anticancer therapies. Several common oncogenic microRNAs have...

    Authors: Malgorzata Bulkowska, Agata Rybicka, Kerem Mert Senses, Katarzyna Ulewicz, Katarzyna Witt, Joanna Szymanska, Bartlomiej Taciak, Robert Klopfleisch, Eva Hellmén, Izabella Dolka, Ali O. Gure, Joanna Mucha, Mariusz Mikow, Slawomir Gizinski and Magdalena Krol

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:728

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity has been reported in patients receiving trastuzumab concurrently with other agents, especially with anthracyclines. Cardiac function damage is generally rare, precox and mild...

    Authors: Santino Minichillo, Ilaria Gallelli, Elena Barbieri, Marta Cubelli, Daniela Rubino, Sara Quercia, Massimo Dall’Olio, Claudio Rapezzi and Claudio Zamagni

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:722

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of carbon ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for 80 years or older patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    Authors: Shintaro Shiba, Takanori Abe, Kei Shibuya, Hiroyuki Katoh, Yoshinori Koyama, Hirohumi Shimada, Satoru Kakizaki, Ken Shirabe, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Tatsuya Ohno and Takashi Nakano

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:721

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Hereditary diffuse gastric carcinoma (HDGC) accounts for 1–3% of all gastric carcinomas. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract but th...

    Authors: Huijie Fan, Pei Lu, Li Xu, Yanru Qin and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:720

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