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  1. Nowadays, evaluation of colorectal cancer prognosis and decision-making for treatment continues to be based primarily on TNM tumour stage. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is especially challenging for ...

    Authors: Daniel Ayude, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Berrocal, José Ayude, Sonia Blanco-Prieto, Lorena Vázquez-Iglesias, Marta Vázquez-Cedeira and María Páez de la Cadena
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:543
  2. In a previously published report we characterized the expression of the metastasis-associated proteins S100A4, osteopontin (OPN) and ephrin-A1 in a prospectively collected panel of non-small cell lung cancer (...

    Authors: Ane Kongsgaard, Kjetil Boye, Miriam Øijordsbakken, Marius Lund-Iversen, Ann Rita Halvorsen, Steinar K Solberg, Gisle Berge, Åslaug Helland, Odd Terje Brustugun and Gunhild M Mælandsmo
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:540
  3. Esophageal cancer (EC) is a frequently occurring cancer with poor prognosis despite combined therapeutic strategies. Many biomarkers have been proposed as predictors of adverse events. We sought to assess the ...

    Authors: Meilan Chen, Jizheng Huang, Zhenli Zhu, Jun Zhang and Ke Li
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:539

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2014 14:892

  4. Molecular imaging of breast cancer is a promising emerging technology, potentially able to improve clinical care. Valid imaging targets for molecular imaging tracer development are membrane-bound hypoxia-relat...

    Authors: Arthur Adams, Aram SA van Brussel, Jeroen F Vermeulen, Willem PThM Mali, Elsken van der Wall, Paul J van Diest and Sjoerd G Elias
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:538
  5. Triple Negative subset of (TN) Breast Cancers (BC), a close associate of the basal-like subtype (with limited discordance) is an aggressive form of the disease which convey unpredictable, and poor prognosis du...

    Authors: Nandini Dey, Benjamin G Barwick, Carlos S Moreno, Maja Ordanic-Kodani, Zhengjia Chen, Gabriella Oprea-Ilies, Weining Tang, Charles Catzavelos, Kimberly F Kerstann, George W Sledge Jr., Mark Abramovitz, Mark Bouzyk, Pradip De and Brian R Leyland-Jones
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:537
  6. Gastric cancer (GC) is a threat to human health with increasing incidence and mortality worldwide. Down-regulation or absence of RAF kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) was associated with the occurrence, differen...

    Authors: Huan Gu, Xianquan Zhan, Guiying Zhang, Lu Yan, William CS Cho, Maoyu Li, Ting Liu and Zhuchu Chen
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:536
  7. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent heterogeneous cell population suitable for cell therapies in regenerative medicine. MSCs can also substantially affect tumor biology due to their ability to be recrui...

    Authors: Lucia Kucerova, Svetlana Skolekova, Miroslava Matuskova, Martin Bohac and Zuzana Kozovska
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:535
  8. National organizations recommend screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) before chemotherapy but differ regarding which patients should be screened. We aimed to determine contemporary screening rates at a cancer...

    Authors: Jessica P Hwang, Michael J Fisch, Anna S-F Lok, Hong Zhang, John M Vierling and Maria E Suarez-Almazor
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:534
  9. Current evidence implicates aberrant microRNA expression patterns in human malignancies; measurement of microRNA expression may have diagnostic and prognostic applications. Roles for microRNAs in head and neck...

    Authors: Patricia Severino, Holger Brüggemann, Flavia Maziero Andreghetto, Carme Camps, Maria de Fatima Garrido Klingbeil, Welbert Oliveira de Pereira, Renata Machado Soares, Raquel Moyses, Victor Wünsch-Filho, Monica Beatriz Mathor, Fabio Daumas Nunes, Jiannis Ragoussis and Eloiza Helena Tajara
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:533
  10. An imbalance between proliferation and apoptosis is one of the main features of carcinogenesis. TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) induces apoptosis upon binding to the TRAIL death receptors, TRAIL ...

    Authors: Ronald Koschny, Sylvia Brost, Ulf Hinz, Jaromir Sykora, Emanuela M Batke, Stephan Singer, Kai Breuhahn, Wolfgang Stremmel, Henning Walczak, Peter Schemmer, Peter Schirmacher and Tom M Ganten
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:532
  11. In contrast to sessile serrated adenomas and traditional serrated adenomas which are associated with a significant cancer risk, the role of hyperplastic polyps (HP) in colorectal carcinogenesis as well as the ...

    Authors: Catherine Do, Claudine Bertrand, Julien Palasse, Marie-Bernadette Delisle, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan-Moyal and Catherine Seva
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:531
  12. The objective of this work was to assess the overall survival, cause-specific survival and biochemical failure-free survival of a contemporary cohort of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) treated wi...

    Authors: Tomás Merino, Ignacio F San Francisco, Pablo A Rojas, Piero Bettoli, Álvaro Zúñiga and Pelayo Besa
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:530
  13. Small-cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation typically manifests as a transformation occurring after EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy for adenocarcinoma with EGFR mutati...

    Authors: Yusuke Takagi, Yoshiro Nakahara, Yukio Hosomi and Tsunekazu Hishima
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:529
  14. A total of 2,514,346 metric tons (Mt) of asbestos were imported into Spain from 1906 until the ban on asbestos in 2002. Our objective was to study pleural cancer mortality trends as an indicator of mesotheliom...

    Authors: Gonzalo López-Abente, Montserrat García-Gómez, Alfredo Menéndez-Navarro, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Rebeca Ramis, Javier García-Pérez, Marta Cervantes, Eva Ferreras, María Jiménez-Muñoz and Roberto Pastor-Barriuso
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:528
  15. Recent studies have demonstrated that synthetic dsRNAs may produce therapeutic effects in a target-independent manner through stimulation of the toll-like receptor-3 (TLR3)/interferon pathway; as a result, ang...

    Authors: Yu-Yin Xu, Li Chen, Gui-Lan Wang, Jia-Ming Zhou, Yi-Xin Zhang, Yin-Ze Wei, Yuan-Yuan Zhu and Jing Qin
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:527
  16. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common and comprehensively studied malignancies. Hypoxic conditions during formation of CRC may support the development of more aggressive cancers. Hypoxia inducible ...

    Authors: Agnieszka A Rawluszko, Katarzyna E Bujnicka, Karolina Horbacka, Piotr Krokowicz and Paweł P Jagodziński
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:526
  17. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether early changes in 3′-deoxy-3′-3H-fluorothymidine (3H-FLT) uptake can reflect the antiproliferative effect of gefitinib in a human tumor xenograft, in comparison wi...

    Authors: Songji Zhao, Yuji Kuge, Yan Zhao, Satoshi Takeuchi, Kenji Hirata, Toshiki Takei, Tohru Shiga, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita and Nagara Tamaki
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:525
  18. Clear cell carcinomas are aggressive tumors with a distinct biologic behaviour. In a genome-wide screening for genes involved in chemo-resistance, NAPA was over-expressed in cisplatin-resistant cells. The NAPA...

    Authors: Ingiridur Skirnisdottir, Kathrine Bjersand, Helena Åkerud and Tomas Seidal
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:524
  19. Poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) and the balance between BRCA1 and 53BP1 play a key role in the DNA repair and cell stress response. PARP inhibitors show promising clinical activity in ...

    Authors: William Jacot, Simon Thezenas, Romain Senal, Cathy Viglianti, Anne-Claire Laberenne, Evelyne Lopez-Crapez, Frédéric Bibeau, Jean-Pierre Bleuse, Gilles Romieu and Pierre-Jean Lamy
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:523
  20. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death in China. This study investigated the effects of Annexin A7 (ANXA7) on the inhibition of HCC lymph node metastasis in a mouse model.

    Authors: Yanling Jin, Shaoqing Wang, Wenjing Chen, Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Hongwei Guan and Jianwu Tang
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:522
  21. There is growing evidence indicating the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) plays a critical role in the progression of human colorectal carcinomas. IGF-1R is an attractive drug target for the trea...

    Authors: Quan Wang, Feng Wei, Guoyue Lv, Chunsheng Li, Tongjun Liu, Costas G Hadjipanayis, Guikai Zhang, Chunhai Hao and Anita C Bellail
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:521
  22. Ezrin, a member of the ezrin/radixin/moesin (ERM) protein family, plays a pivotal role in tumor invasion and metastasis. This study is aimed to investigate the clinicopathological significance of upregulated e...

    Authors: Jienan Kong, Yan Li, Shuangping Liu, Haidan Jin, Yongjun Shang, Chengshi Quan, Yulin Li and Zhenhua Lin
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:520
  23. Given their frequency of occurrence in the United States, cancer and heart disease often coexist. For patients requiring open-heart surgery, this raises concern that the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may...

    Authors: Cathy Anne Pinto, Stephen Marcella, David A August, Bart Holland, John B Kostis and Kitaw Demissie
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:519
  24. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is characterised by hypoxia, which activates gene transcription through hypoxia-inducible factors (HIF), as well as by expression of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and EGF receptors, tar...

    Authors: Tak L Khong, Ngayu Thairu, Helene Larsen, Peter M Dawson, Serafim Kiriakidis and Ewa M Paleolog
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:518
  25. CD26/dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a multifunctional membrane protein with a key role in T-cell biology and also serves as a marker of aggressive cancers, including T-cell malignancies.

    Authors: Pamela A Havre, Long H Dang, Kei Ohnuma, Satoshi Iwata, Chikao Morimoto and Nam H Dang
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:517
  26. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophin and has been suggested to induce heme oxygenase-1 (HO1) expression. Although the role of HO1 in tumorigenesis remains controversial, recent evidence suggests NGF and...

    Authors: Sang Jae Noh, Jun Sang Bae, Urangoo Jamiyandorj, Ho Sung Park, Keun Sang Kwon, Sung Hoo Jung, Hyun Jo Youn, Ho Lee, Byung-Hyun Park, Myoung Ja Chung, Woo Sung Moon, Myoung Jae Kang and Kyu Yun Jang
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:516
  27. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of using volumetric modulated arc therapy with SmartArc (VMAT-S) to achieve radiation delivery efficiency higher than that of intensity-modul...

    Authors: Ruijie Yang, Junjie Wang, Shouping Xu and Hua Li
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:515
  28. Near-infrared optical imaging targeting the intrinsic contrast of tissue hemoglobin has emerged as a promising approach for visualization of vascularity in cancer research. We evaluated the usefulness of diffu...

    Authors: Shigeto Ueda, Noriko Nakamiya, Kazuo Matsuura, Takashi Shigekawa, Hiroshi Sano, Eiko Hirokawa, Hiroko Shimada, Hiroaki Suzuki, Motoki Oda, Yutaka Yamashita, Osamu Kishino, Ichiei Kuji, Akihiko Osaki and Toshiaki Saeki
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:514
  29. Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy is demonstrately superior to sequential chemo-radiotherapy in the treatment of advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer not suitable for surgery. Docetaxel is considered to enhance the...

    Authors: Alessandra Bearz, Emilio Minatel, Imad Abu Rumeileh, Eugenio Borsatti, Renato Talamini, Giovanni Franchin, Carlo Gobitti, Alessandro Del Conte, Marco Trovò and Tanja Baresic
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:513
  30. Different molecular subtypes of breast cancer have been identified based on gene expression profiling. Treatment suggestions based on an approximation of these subtypes by immunohistochemical criteria have bee...

    Authors: Wenjing Zhou, Karin Jirström, Rose-Marie Amini, Marie-Louise Fjällskog, Thomas Sollie, Henrik Lindman, Therese Sørlie, Carl Blomqvist and Fredrik Wärnberg
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:512
  31. Cyclooxygenase (COX) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activities promote progression of colorectal cancer. Combined treatment against these targets has not been more effective than single treatments...

    Authors: Annika Gustafsson Asting, Ava Farivar, Britt-Marie Iresjö, Helena Svensson, Bengt Gustavsson and Kent Lundholm
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:511
  32. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-death among women in Poland. The known high-risk mutations account for 25% of familial aggregation cases and 5% of total b...

    Authors: Joanna K Ledwoń, Ewa E Hennig, Natalia Maryan, Krzysztof Goryca, Dorota Nowakowska, Anna Niwińska and Jerzy Ostrowski
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:510
  33. The system L amino acid transporter (LAT) has an important role in the transport of various amino acids, and there have been reports about the relation of this system to cancer. Although LATs are highly expres...

    Authors: Hironori Betsunoh, Takehiko Fukuda, Naohiko Anzai, Daisaku Nishihara, Tomoya Mizuno, Hideo Yuki, Akinori Masuda, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Hideyuki Abe, Masahiro Yashi, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Ken-Ichiro Yoshida and Takao Kamai
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:509
  34. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The best-known awareness event is breast cancer awareness month (BCAM). BCAM month outreach efforts have been associated with increased media cove...

    Authors: Rosemary Thackeray, Scott H Burton, Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Stephen Rollins and Catherine R Draper
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:508
  35. Genetic aberrations are required for the progression of HPV-induced cervical precancers. A prerequisite for clonal expansion of cancer cells is unlimited proliferative capacity. In a cell culture model for cer...

    Authors: Melanie Liesenfeld, Sandy Mosig, Harald Funke, Lars Jansen, Ingo B Runnebaum, Matthias Dürst and Claudia Backsch
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:507
  36. Increased vascularity is a crucial event in the tumor progression and has prognostic significance in various cancers. However, the ultimate role of angiogenesis in the pathogenesis and clinical outcome of vulv...

    Authors: Hari Prasad Dhakal, Jahn M Nesland, Mette Førsund, Claes G Trope and Ruth Holm
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:506
  37. Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are typically slow-growing tumors that have metastasized already at the time of diagnosis. The purpose of the present study was to further refine and define reg...

    Authors: Jamileh Hashemi, Omid Fotouhi, Luqman Sulaiman, Magnus Kjellman, Anders Höög, Jan Zedenius and Catharina Larsson
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:505
  38. Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1 (HSF1) is activated under stress conditions. In turn, it induces expression of Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs), which are well-known regulators of protein homeostasis. Elevated lev...

    Authors: Natalia Vydra, Agnieszka Toma, Magdalena Glowala-Kosinska, Agnieszka Gogler-Piglowska and Wieslawa Widlak
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:504
  39. The prognostic role of serum estrogen level in breast cancer patients is unclear. We investigated the prognostic importance of preoperative serum estradiol (E2) level in postmenopausal women according to their...

    Authors: Ju-Yeon Kim, Wonshik Han, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Soo Kyung Ahn, Jisun Kim, Jun Woo Lee, Min Kyoon Kim, Taeryung Kim and Dong-Young Noh
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:503
  40. MTO1 and MRPL41 are nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes encoding a mitochondrial tRNA-modifying enzyme and a mitochondrial ribosomal protein, respectively. Although both genes have been known to have potential...

    Authors: Tae Woo Kim, Byungtak Kim, Ju Hee Kim, Seongeun Kang, Sung-Bin Park, Gookjoo Jeong, Han-Sung Kang and Sun Jung Kim
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:502
  41. Various pathways impinge on the actin-myosin pathway to facilitate cell migration and invasion including members of the Rho family of small GTPases and MAPK. However, the signaling components that are consider...

    Authors: Susan MW Harrison, Teresa Knifley, Min Chen and Kathleen L O’Connor
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:501
  42. Autophagy induction can increase or decrease anticancer drug efficacy. Anticancer drug-induced autophagy induction is poorly characterized in osteosarcoma (OS). In this study, we investigated the impact of aut...

    Authors: Mario G Hollomon, Nancy Gordon, Janice M Santiago-O’Farrill and Eugenie S Kleinerman
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:500
  43. There have been sporadic reports about synchronous as well as metachronous gastric adenocarcinoma and primary gastric lymphoma. Many reports have dealt with metachronous gastric adenocarcinoma in mucosa-associ...

    Authors: Koji Inaba, Ryoji Kushima, Naoya Murakami, Yuuki Kuroda, Ken Harada, Mayuka Kitaguchi, Kotaro Yoshio, Shuhei Sekii, Kana Takahashi, Madoka Morota, Hiroshi Mayahara, Yoshinori Ito, Minako Sumi, Takashi Uno and Jun Itami
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:499
  44. The circadian clock and cell cycle are two global regulatory systems that have pervasive behavioral and physiological effects on eukaryotic cells, and both play a role in cancer development. Recent studies hav...

    Authors: Yingying Mao, Alan Fu, Derek Leaderer, Tongzhang Zheng, Kun Chen and Yong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:498
  45. Bone mineral density (BMD) and lean mass (LM) may both decrease in breast cancer survivors, thereby increasing risk of falls and fractures. Research is needed to determine whether lean mass (LM) and fat mass (...

    Authors: Stephanie M George, Anne McTiernan, Adriana Villaseñor, Catherine M Alfano, Melinda L Irwin, Marian L Neuhouser, Richard N Baumgartner, Kathy B Baumgartner, Leslie Bernstein, Ashley W Smith and Rachel Ballard-Barbash
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:497
  46. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological functions of Wnt5a in pancreatic cancer.

    Authors: Haiji Bo, Shuhui Zhang, Li Gao, Ying Chen, Jing Zhang, Xuejiao Chang and Minghua Zhu
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:496
  47. Calcium and magnesium (Ca/Mg) infusions have been suggested as an effective intervention for preventing oxaliplatin-induced neurotoxicity, but the effects of Ca/Mg infusions on oxaliplatin pharmacokinetics, mo...

    Authors: Catherine H Han, Prashannata Khwaounjoo, Dean H Kilfoyle, Andrew Hill and Mark J McKeage
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:495
  48. Recent advances have highlighted the importance of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cell death processes. Pharmacological interventions that effectively enhance tumor cell death through activating ER stress h...

    Authors: Zhiguo Liu, Yusheng Sun, Luqing Ren, Yi Huang, Yuepiao Cai, Qiaoyou Weng, Xueqian Shen, Xiaokun Li, Guang Liang and Yi Wang
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:494
  49. Dietary selenium has the potential to reduce growth of mammary tumors. Increasing the Se content of cows’ milk proteins is a potentially effective means to increase Se intake in humans. We investigate the effe...

    Authors: Jenny M Warrington, Julie JM Kim, Priska Stahel, Scott RL Cieslar, Roger A Moorehead, Brenda L Coomber, Milena Corredig and John P Cant
    Citation: BMC Cancer 2013 13:492

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