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  1. Content type: Case report

    Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is a very rare and aggressive type of primary cardiac tumors. Most cardiac sarcomas result in rapid growth and quick death. According to different sources the median surviv...

    Authors: Audrone Vaitiekiene, Domas Vaitiekus, Laura Urbonaite, Antanas Jankauskas, Justina Portacenko, Tomas Lapinskas, Rimantas Benetis, Adakrius Siudikas, Audrone Veikutiene, Lina Poskiene, Ausra Kavoliuniene, Rasa Janciauskiene, Laimonas Jarusevicius, Elona Juozaityte, Remigijus Zaliunas and Egle Ereminiene

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:529

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Most advanced elderly cancer patients experience fatigue, anorexia, and declining physical function due to cancer cachexia, for which effective interventions have not been established. We performed a phase I s...

    Authors: Satoru Miura, Tateaki Naito, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Katsuhiro Omae, Keita Mori, Toshimi Inano, Teiko Yamaguchi, Noriatsu Tatematsu, Taro Okayama, Ayumu Morikawa, Takako Mouri, Hisashi Tanaka, Madoka Kimura, Hisao Imai, Takuro Mizukami, Akira Imoto…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:528

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies conducted on the association between diabetes and the risk of endometrial cancer have reported controversial results that have raised a variety of questions about the association between diabe...

    Authors: Lotfolah Saed, Fatemeh Varse, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Yousef Moradi, Sorour Khateri, Emilie Friberg, Zaher Khazaei, Saeedeh Gharahjeh, Shahrzad Tehrani, Amir-Babak Sioofy-Khojine and Zahra Najmi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:527

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence has indicated that tumor biomarkers, including cytokeratin 19 fragment antigen 21–1 (Cyfra21–1), carbohydrate antigen 19–9 (CA19–9), carbohydrate antigen 72–4 (CA72–4), carcinoembryonic antige...

    Authors: Yuchong Yang, Xuanzhang Huang, Likun Zhou, Ting Deng, Tao Ning, Rui Liu, Le Zhang, Ming Bai, Haiyang Zhang, Hongli Li and Yi Ba

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:526

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  5. Content type: Research article

    C-C chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) has attracted wide concern for its critical role in the progression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. Several studies have demonstrated that CCR5 affects...

    Authors: Shuyuan Liu, Jun Chen, Zhiling Yan, Shuying Dai, Chuanyin Li, Yufeng Yao and Li Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:525

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Several randomized controlled trials have shown that adjuvant immunotherapy with autologous cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells prolongs recurrence-free survival (RFS) after curative treatment for hepatocellul...

    Authors: Jun Sik Yoon, Byeong Geun Song, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Hyo Young Lee, Sun Woong Kim, Young Chang, Yun Bin Lee, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Dong Hyun Sinn, Yoon Jun Kim, Joon Hyeok Lee and Jung-Hwan Yoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:523

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the five-level EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D-5 L) instrument in family caregivers (FCs) of leukemia patients in Heilongjiang of China.

    Authors: Limin Li, Chaojie Liu, Xiuzhi Cai, Hongjuan Yu, Xueyun Zeng, Mingjie Sui, Erwei Zheng, Yang Li, Jiao Xu, Jin Zhou and Weidong Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:522

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Patients with lymph node metastasis-negative (pN0) invasive breast cancer have favorable outcomes following initial treatment. However, false negatives which occur during routine histologic examination of lymp...

    Authors: Ryoko Kikuchi-Koike, Kazunori Nagasaka, Hitoshi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Ishii, Masaru Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Kikuchi, Shiho Fukui, Yuko Miyagawa, Haruko Hiraike, Takayuki Kobayashi, Takayuki Kinoshita, Yae Kanai, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Issei Imoto, Johji Inazawa, Osamu Matsubara…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:521

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Population-based estimates of the long-term risk of loco-regional recurrence and distant metastases of breast cancer (BRC) patients are scant, as most published studies used hospital-based cohorts or participa...

    Authors: Bernd Holleczek, Christa Stegmaier, Julia C. Radosa, Erich-Franz Solomayer and Hermann Brenner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:520

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Recently, two phase II trials showed intracranial activity of the immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and ipilimumab in patients with melanoma brain metastases. However, it is generally assumed that large m...

    Authors: Mark T. J. van Bussel, Jos H. Beijnen and Dieta Brandsma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:519

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The phase III EMILIA and TH3RESA trials demonstrated clinical benefits of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) therapy in patients with previously treated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Data from these...

    Authors: Edith A. Perez, Sanne Lysbet de Haas, Wolfgang Eiermann, Carlos H. Barrios, Masakazu Toi, Young-Hyuck Im, Pier Franco Conte, Miguel Martin, Tadeusz Pienkowski, Xavier B. Pivot, Howard A. Burris III, Sven Stanzel, Monika Patre and Paul Anthony Ellis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:517

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2019 19:620

  12. Content type: Research article

    Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell malignancy caused by long-term human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1) infection. Survivin-responsive, conditionally replicating adenoviruses reg...

    Authors: Shinsuke Suzuki, Hiroki Kofune, Kimiharu Uozumi, Makoto Yoshimitsu, Naomichi Arima, Kenji Ishitsuka, Shin-ichi Ueno and Ken-ichiro Kosai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:516

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent lymphoproliferative disorder in western countries and is characterized by a remarkable clinical heterogeneity. During the last decade, multiple genomic s...

    Authors: Adrián Mosquera Orgueira, Beatriz Antelo Rodríguez, Natalia Alonso Vence, José Ángel Díaz Arias, Nicolás Díaz Varela, Manuel Mateo Pérez Encinas, Catarina Allegue Toscano, Elena María Goiricelaya Seco, Ángel Carracedo Álvarez and José Luis Bello López

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:515

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare lesion characterized by sheets of crystal-laden non-neoplastic histiocytes. CSH shows a prominent association with lymphoproliferative disorders that express monoc...

    Authors: Qing Tao, Wenyan Zhang, Zihang Chen, Limin Gao, Jiaqi Yan, Mi Wang, Chunxiang Xiang and Weiping Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:514

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (BSCCE) is generally detected at advanced stage and the prognosis is poorer than advanced conventional esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, early det...

    Authors: Lianjun Di, Kuang-I Fu, Xinglong Wu, Xuemei Liu, Rui Xie, Rong Zhu and Biguang Tuo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:513

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  16. Content type: Research article

    With the increase in cancer survivors, more pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are developing as second primary cancers. Whether a prior cancer has an inferior impact on survival outcomes in patients wi...

    Authors: Chaobin He, Yu Zhang, Zhiyuan Cai and Xiaojun Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:509

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Deletion of the CDKN2A locus is centrally involved in the development of several malignancies. In malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), it is one of the most frequently reported genomic alteration. MPM is strongl...

    Authors: Eeva Kettunen, Sauli Savukoski, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Tom Böhling, Esa Vanhala, Eeva Kuosma, Sisko Anttila and Henrik Wolff

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:507

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Immunotherapeutic approaches have revolutionized oncological practice but are less evaluated in gynecological malignancies. PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in gynecological cancers showed objective responses in 13–17% of ...

    Authors: Sandra Tuyaerts, An M. T. Van Nuffel, Eline Naert, Peter A. Van Dam, Peter Vuylsteke, Alex De Caluwé, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Piet Dirix, Lien Lippens, Emiel De Jaeghere, Frédéric Amant, Katrien Vandecasteele and Hannelore Denys

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:506

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common human cancers with the high rate of recurrence, metastasis and mortality. Aberrantly expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) are associated with invasion and metastasis in va...

    Authors: Yun Li, Xiaoli Yan, Jiajian Shi, Yun He, Jie Xu, Liying Lin, Wannan Chen, Xinjian Lin and Xu Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:505

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite major advances in therapy, multiple myeloma is still an incurable malignancy in the majority of patients. To increase survival, deeper remissions (i.e. CR) translating into longer PFS need to be achiev...

    Authors: Hans Salwender, Uta Bertsch, Katja Weisel, Jan Duerig, Christina Kunz, Axel Benner, Igor W. Blau, Marc Steffen Raab, Jens Hillengass, Dirk Hose, Stefanie Huhn, Michael Hundemer, Mindaugas Andrulis, Anna Jauch, Andrea Seidel-Glaetzer, Hans-Walter Lindemann…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:504

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) play a critical role in tumor immune surveillance and immune suppression. Understanding tumor infiltrating T cell subset density, location and PD-1/PD-L1 expression might ...

    Authors: Feng Jiang, Wei Yu, Fanrui Zeng, Guoping Cheng, Jing Xu, Shifeng Yang, Yongjie Shui, Dang Wu, Xiao-fang Yu and Qichun Wei

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:503

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  22. Content type: Technical advance

    Every biological experiment requires a choice of throughput balanced against physiological relevance. Most primary drug screens neglect critical parameters such as microenvironmental conditions, cell-cell hete...

    Authors: Vasanth S. Murali, Bo-Jui Chang, Reto Fiolka, Gaudenz Danuser, Murat Can Cobanoglu and Erik S. Welf

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:502

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cancer cells modify the balance between fatty acid (FA) synthesis and uptake under metabolic stress, induced by oxygen/nutrient deprivation. These modifications were shown to alter the levels of individual tri...

    Authors: Jan Lisec, Carsten Jaeger, Rida Rashid, Rimsha Munir and Nousheen Zaidi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:501

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  24. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the long-term efficacy of the minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (MIILE) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients, a retrospective comparison of the quality of life (QOL) a...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Zixiang Wu, Tianwei Zhan, Shuai Fang, Sai Zhang, Gang Shen and Ming Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:500

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant spliced isoforms are specifically associated with cancer progression and metastasis. The cytoplasmic adaptor CRKL (v-crk avian sarcoma virus CT10 oncogene homolog-like) is a CRK like proto-oncogene, whic...

    Authors: Qingling Song, Fengtao Yi, Yuhong Zhang, Daniel K. Jun Li, Yaxun Wei, Han Yu and Yi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:499

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected extramural vascular invasion (mrEMVI) status is associated with quantitative perfusion parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-...

    Authors: Yan Chen, Xinyue Yang, Ziqiang Wen, Yiyan Liu, Baolan Lu, Shenping Yu and Xiaojuan Xiao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:498

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a drawback of high recurrence rate. No-touch technique was developed to overcome it. However, it has barely been stud...

    Authors: Yuelong Chai, Kun Li, Chang Zhang, Shihan Chen and Kuansheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:497

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Liposarcoma (LPS) is a tumor derived from adipose tissue, and has the highest incidence among soft tissue sarcomas. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) is a malignant tumor with poor prognosis. Recurrence and...

    Authors: Eun Byeol Jo, Young Sang Lee, Hyunjoo Lee, Jae Berm Park, Hyojun Park, Yoon-La Choi, Doopyo Hong and Sung Joo Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:496

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast cancer ranks first in women, and is the second cause of death in this gender. In addition to genetics, the environment contributes to the development of the disease, although the factors involved are no...

    Authors: Julio Plaza-Díaz, Ana I. Álvarez-Mercado, Carmen M Ruiz-Marín, Iris Reina-Pérez, Alejandro J. Pérez-Alonso, María Belén Sánchez-Andujar, Pablo Torné, Tania Gallart-Aragón, María Teresa Sánchez-Barrón, Saturnino Reyes Lartategui, Federico García, Natalia Chueca, Ana Moreno-Delgado, Katia Torres-Martínez, María José Sáez-Lara, Cándido Robles-Sánchez…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:495

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    10–20% of patients with gastric cancer (GC) have HER2+ tumors. Addition of trastuzumab (T) to cisplatin/fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy (CT) improved survival in metastatic, HER2+ GC. When pertuzumab (P) w...

    Authors: Anna Dorothea Wagner, Heike I. Grabsch, Murielle Mauer, Sandrine Marreaud, Carmela Caballero, Peter Thuss-Patience, Lothar Mueller, Annelie Elme, Markus Hermann Moehler, Uwe Martens, Yoon-Koo Kang, Sun Young Rha, Annemieke Cats, Masanori Tokunaga and Florian Lordick

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:494

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Telomere genetics has recently been emerged as an important field in molecular oncology. Various genome-wide association studies in different population groups have revealed that polymorphisms in Telomere main...

    Authors: Gh. Rasool Bhat, Amrita Bhat, Sonali Verma, Itty Sethi, Ruchi Shah, Varun Sharma, Khursheed A. Dar, Deepak Abrol, Subiya Kaneez, Sandeep Kaul, Ramesh Ganju and Rakesh Kumar

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:493

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  32. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that an error in the Methods/Design, Study design and objectives section (third sentence).

    Authors: Chen Li, Xiaomin Wang, Xin Wang, Chun Han, Ping Wang, Qingsong Pang, Junqiang Chen, Xinchen Sun, Lan Wang, Wencheng Zhang, Yu Lin, Xiaolin Ge, Zongmei Zhou, Wenjie Ni, Xiao Chang, Jun Liang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:492

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2019 19:397

  33. Content type: Research article

    Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 4E-Binding Protein (EIF4EBP1, 4EBP1) is overexpressed in many human cancers including breast cancer, yet the role of 4EBP1 in breast cancer remains understudied. Despite the known rol...

    Authors: Alexandria C. Rutkovsky, Elizabeth S. Yeh, Stephen T. Guest, Victoria J. Findlay, Robin C. Muise-Helmericks, Kent Armeson and Stephen P. Ethier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:491

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The traditional pathologic grading for human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has low concordance between biopsy and surgical specimen. There is a need to investigate adjunctive pathology technique that does not rel...

    Authors: Sara L. Best, Yuming Liu, Adib Keikhosravi, Cole R. Drifka, Kaitlin M. Woo, Guneet S. Mehta, Marie Altwegg, Terra N. Thimm, Matthew Houlihan, Jeremy S. Bredfeldt, E. Jason Abel, Wei Huang and Kevin W. Eliceiri

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:490

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Sunitinib and pazopanib are extensively used as first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). We performed this meta-analysis to assess the anti-tumor effectiveness, toxicity, and total costs...

    Authors: Huan Deng, Yu Huang, Zhengdong Hong, Xuhui Yuan, Zhi Cao, Yiping Wei and Wenxiong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:489

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Following curative-intent neoadjuvant therapy in locally advanced rectal cancer, metastatic progression is still dominant. We investigated if patients’ circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels were ass...

    Authors: Hanna Abrahamsson, Alina C. Porojnicu, Jonas C. Lindstrøm, Svein Dueland, Kjersti Flatmark, Knut H. Hole, Therese Seierstad, Johan Moan, Kathrine Røe Redalen, Sebastian Meltzer and Anne Hansen Ree

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:488

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Testosterone suppression is the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer, and it is associated with side-effects that impair patients’ quality of life, like sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, weight gain...

    Authors: Gustavo Werutsky, Fernando Cotait Maluf, Eduardo Henrique Cronemberger, Vinicius Carrera Souza, Suelen Patricia dos Santos Martins, Fábio Peixoto, Oren Smaletz, Fábio Schutz, Daniel Herchenhorn, Telma Santos, Flavio Mavignier Carcano, David Queiroz Muniz, Paulo R. S. Nunes Filho, Facundo Zaffaroni, Carlos Barrios and André Fay

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:487

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  38. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the incorrect Fig. 2A was published in the article. The recovery times required to achieve a normal neutrophil count was omitted. Th...

    Authors: Mengqi Jin, Yongxian Hu, Wenjun Wu, Yi Luo, Yamin Tan, Jian Yu, Aiyun Jin, Luxin Yang, He Huang and Guoqing Wei

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:486

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2019 19:242

  39. Content type: Research article

    Metastases account for 90% of all cancer-related deaths, becoming a therapeutic problem. Approximately 50% of all uveal melanoma (UM) patients will develop metastases, mainly in the liver. Post-mortem analyses of...

    Authors: Nyasia M. Jones, Hua Yang, Qing Zhang, Vanessa M. Morales-Tirado and Hans E. Grossniklaus

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:484

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between polymorphisms in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and gastric cancer is still inconclusive. We investigated whether there is an association between VEGF genetic polymorphisms ...

    Authors: Yeon-Ji Kim, Woo Chul/ Chung, Kyong-Hwa Jun and Hyung-Min Chin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:483

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  41. Content type: Research article

    We compared the survival outcomes and acute toxicities of weekly and triweekly cisplatin regimens during concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients.

    Authors: Kailin Wang, Jun Dong, Shasha He, Xia Wang, Chang Jiang, Pili Hu, Jiangui Guo, Xiuyu Cai and Xicheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:482

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic-assisted pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (LAPPG) is a minimally invasive function-preserving surgery for early gastric cancer. This study was designed to investigate the clinical outcomes between L...

    Authors: Xiang Xia, Jia Xu, Chunchao Zhu, Hui Cao, Fengrong Yu and Gang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:481

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Vitronectin is a multifunctional glycoprotein known in several human tumors for its adhesive role in processes such as cell growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. In this study, we examined vitronectin expressio...

    Authors: Rebeca Burgos-Panadero, Inmaculada Noguera, Adela Cañete, Samuel Navarro and Rosa Noguera

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:479

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  44. Content type: Research article

    There were few reports of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in stage pIII-N2 Non-small-cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving pneumonectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. This study aims to evaluate s...

    Authors: Wenhui Wang, Yu Men, Jianyang Wang, Zongmei Zhou, Dongfu Chen, Zefen Xiao, Qinfu Feng, Jima Lv, Jun Liang, Nan Bi, Shugeng Gao, Luhua Wang and Zhouguang Hui

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:478

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