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  1. Primary small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus is a rare and aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. In this study, we report the clinicopathological characteristics of 21 cases of small cell carcinoma of t...

    Authors: Jing-Ping Yun, Mei-Fang Zhang, Jin-Hui Hou, Qiu-Hong Tian, Jia Fu, Xiao-Man Liang, Qiu-Liang Wu and Tie-Hua Rong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:38

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Shared Pathology Informatics Network (SPIN) is a tissue resource initiative that utilizes clinical reports of the vast amount of paraffin-embedded tissues routinely stored by medical centers. SPIN has an infor...

    Authors: Ashokkumar A Patel, Dilipkumar Gupta, David Seligson, Eyas M Hattab, Ulysses J Balis, Thomas M Ulbright, Isaac S Kohane, Jules J Berman, John R Gilbertson, Sarah Dry, Osvaldo Schirripa, Hong Yu, Michael J Becich and Anil V Parwani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:37

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been considered the standard care in locally advanced breast cancer. However, about 20% of the patients do not benefit from this clinical treatment and, predictive factors of respo...

    Authors: Daniel G Tiezzi, Jurandyr M Andrade, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Fábio E Zola, Heitor RC Marana and Marcelo G Tiezzi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:36

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The inability of cancer cells to present antigen on the cell surface via MHC class I molecules is one of the mechanisms by which tumor cells evade anti-tumor immunity. Alterations of Jak-STAT components of int...

    Authors: Teresa Rodríguez, Rosa Méndez, Ana Del Campo, Pilar Jiménez, Natalia Aptsiauri, Federico Garrido and Francisco Ruiz-Cabello

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:34

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Abnormalities in Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) class I expression are common in colorectal cancer. Since HLA expression is required to activate tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL), HLA class I...

    Authors: Jan Willem F Dierssen, Noel FCC de Miranda, Soldano Ferrone, Marjo van Puijenbroek, Cees J Cornelisse, Gert Jan Fleuren, Tom van Wezel and Hans Morreau

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:33

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In general, prognosis and impact of prognostic/predictive factors are assessed with Kaplan-Meier plots and/or the Cox proportional hazard model. There might be substantive differences from the results using th...

    Authors: Patricia Tai, Judith-Anne W Chapman, Edward Yu, Dennie Jones, Changhong Yu, Fei Yuan and Lee Sang-Joon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:31

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The STAT (Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription) transcription factor family mediates cellular responses to a wide range of cytokines. Activated STATs (particularly STAT3) are found in a range of ...

    Authors: James R Matthews, Susan MR Watson, Maxine CL Tevendale, Christine J Watson and Alan R Clarke

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:29

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common cause of primary liver neoplasms and is one of the main causes of death in patients with liver cirrhosis. High Alpha fetoprotein serum levels have been found in 60–7...

    Authors: Oscar Arrieta, Bernardo Cacho, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, Ana Ruelas-Villavicencio, Diana Flores-Estrada and Norma Hernández-Pedro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7:28

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Authors: Lucely Cetina, Alicia Garcia, Jesús Uribe, Myrna Candelaria, Carlos Lopez-Graniel, Aaron Gonzalez, David Cantu, Lesbia Rivera, Jose Hinojosa and Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7(Suppl 1):A19

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  10. Authors: Lucely Cetina, Alicia Garcia-Arias, Maria de Jesus Uribe, Alma Astorga, Myrna Candelaria, Aida Mota, Roque Guadarrama, Lesbia Rivera, Jose Hinojosa and Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7(Suppl 1):A17

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  11. Authors: María de Lourdes Mora-García, Alfonso Duenas-González, Jorge Hernández-Montes, Benny Weiss-Steider, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Vianney Francisco Ortíz-Navarrete, Víctor Hugo Rosales, David Cantú, Marcela Lizano-Soberón and Alberto Monroy-García

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2007 7(Suppl 1):A12

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

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