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  1. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have extensively investigated the role of miRNAs in colorectal cancer (CRC), and several associations have been reported. In addition, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in promoter regions ...

    Authors: Eun-Gyo Kim, Jung Oh Kim, Han Sung Park, Chang Soo Ryu, Jisu Oh, Hak Hoon Jun, Jong Woo Kim and Nam Keun Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:480

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    Previous studies examining the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) show inconsistent results in different endemic areas. Furthermore, studies evaluating the as...

    Authors: Xi Zhou, Huaxiong Pan, Peng Yang, Pian Ye, Haiyan Cao and Hao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:477

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    Radiation therapy is a standard form of treating non-small cell lung cancer, however, local recurrence is a major issue with this type of treatment. A better understanding of the metabolic response to radiatio...

    Authors: Samantha J. Van Nest, Leah M. Nicholson, Nils Pavey, Mathew N. Hindi, Alexandre G. Brolo, Andrew Jirasek and Julian J. Lum

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:474

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    There are limited effective drugs that can reach the brain to target brain tumors, in particular glioblastoma, which is one of the most difficult cancers to be cured from. Because the overexpression of the sig...

    Authors: Chia-Chi Liu, Ching-Fang Yu, Shu-Chi Wang, Hsueh-Yin Li, Chiu-Min Lin, Hsia-Han Wang, Carmen Abate and Chi-Shiun Chiang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:473

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer (BC) is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. Post-treatment, patients suffer from side effects and have various rehabilitation needs, which means that individualization is fundament...

    Authors: U. Olsson Möller, I. Beck, L. Rydén and M. Malmström

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:472

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLCBL) type Richter’s syndrome (RS) carries a dismal prognosis. Standard-of-care chemoimmunotherapy for de novo RS is ina...

    Authors: Niamh Appleby, Toby A. Eyre, Maite Cabes, Aimee Jackson, Rebecca Boucher, Francesca Yates, Sonia Fox, Andrew Rawstron, Peter Hillmen and Anna Schuh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:471

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To explore prognostic value of the pre-treatment primary lesion apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC).

    Authors: Tao-xiang Huang, Nian Lu, Shan-shan Lian, Hui Li, Shao-han Yin, Zhi-jun Geng and Chuan-miao Xie

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:470

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer screening mammography is widespread in industrialised countries within the framework of public health program or opportunist form. Only few data exist on the comparison of effectiveness between o...

    Authors: Sarah Peisl, Stefan Zimmermann, Bertrand Camey, Daniel Betticher and Christine Bouchardy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:469

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Only a few patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) recurring after curative resection and peri-operative (neoadjuvant and adjuvant) therapy are included in clinical trials of metastatic PDAC. As ...

    Authors: Olumide B. Gbolahan, Yan Tong, Amikar Sehdev, Bert O’Neil and Safi Shahda

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:468

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The optimal surgical margins assessment is capital in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) management. We evaluated the clinical benefits of integrating intraoperative macroscopic margin (MM) assessment and nar...

    Authors: Alessandro Baj, Nicola Fusco, Alessandro Bolzoni, Daniela Carioli, Camilla Mazzucato, Alice Faversani, Lorenzo Bresciani, Marco Maggioni and Pasquale Capaccio

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:467

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence and factors associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) among adults with cancer have been documented in the scientific literature. However, this data is limited among children and adolescen...

    Authors: Benedict Akimana, Catherine Abbo, Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu and Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:466

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Gene variants are dependable and sensitive biomarkers for target-specific therapies in breast cancer (BC). However, detection of mutations within tissues has many limitations. Plasma circulating free DNA (cfDN...

    Authors: Xin Yang, Kuo Zhang, Caiji Zhang, Rongxue Peng and Chengming Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:465

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To explore imaging biomarkers that can be used for diagnosis and prediction of pathologic stage in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using multiple machine learning algorithms based on CT image feature analysis.

    Authors: Lingming Yu, Guangyu Tao, Lei Zhu, Gang Wang, Ziming Li, Jianding Ye and Qunhui Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:464

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing major cancer surgery frequently require post-acute care for complications and adverse effects. Enhanced recovery after surgery programmes mean that patients are increasingly discharged home...

    Authors: Kerry N. L. Avery, Hollie S. Richards, Amanda Portal, Trudy Reed, Ruth Harding, Robert Carter, Leon Bamforth, Kate Absolom, Elaine O’Connell Francischetto, Galina Velikova and Jane M. Blazeby

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:463

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Blended cognitive behaviour therapy (bCBT) is an effective treatment for fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in curatively-treated breast, colorectal and prostate cancer survivors with high FCR. However, long-term...

    Authors: Rens Burm, Belinda Thewes, Laura Rodwell, Wietske Kievit, Anne Speckens, Marieke van de Wal and Judith Prins

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:462

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the risk of thyroid disorders, namely hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and thyroiditis, in head and neck cancer patients undergoing multimodal treatment.

    Authors: Chien-Liang Lin, Shang-Yin Wu, Wen-Tsung Huang, Yin-Hsun Feng, Ching-Yi Yiu, Wei-Fan Chiang, Sheng-Yow Ho and Sheng-Hsiang Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:461

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Preclinical studies suggest synergistic effectiveness of ascorbic acid (AA, vitamin C) and cytotoxic agents in gastrointestinal malignancies. This phase 1 study aimed to establish the maximum tolerated dose (M...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Ming-Ming He, Zi-Xian Wang, Su Li, Ying Jin, Chao Ren, Si-Mei Shi, Bing-Tian Bi, Shuang-Zhen Chen, Zhi-Da Lv, Jia-Jia Hu, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Feng-Hua Wang, De-Shen Wang, Yu-Hong Li and Rui-Hua Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:460

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Gastric cancer ranks the fifth most common cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Gastric cancer with liver metastasis (GCLM) has devastating prognosis, however, optimal treatm...

    Authors: Qingwei Li, Xuejun Xu, Dan Su, Tianshuo Zhou, Guangyu Wang and Zhiwei Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:459

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Supportive care Prioritization, Assessment and Recommendations for Kids (SPARK) is a web application focused on improving symptom control. It enables pediatric cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HS...

    Authors: Emily Vettese, Sadie Cook, Dilip Soman, Susan Kuczynski, Brenda Spiegler, Hailey Davis, Nathan Duong, Tal Schechter, L. Lee Dupuis and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:458

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Purpose of this study was to analyze whether preoperative maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and carbohydrate antigen 19–9 (CA19–9) levels might provide prognostic information in Chinese patients with ...

    Authors: Xinjin Gu, Ruiquan Zhou, Chenggang Li, Rong Liu, Zhiming Zhao, Yuanxing Gao and Yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:456

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome candidate gene-1 (WHSC1), a histone methyltransferase, has been found to be upregulated and its expression to be correlated with expression of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) in sev...

    Authors: Machiko Kojima, Kenbun Sone, Katsutoshi Oda, Ryuji Hamamoto, Syuzo Kaneko, Shinya Oki, Asako Kukita, Hidenori Machino, Harunori Honjoh, Yoshiko Kawata, Tomoko Kashiyama, Kayo Asada, Michihiro Tanikawa, Mayuyo Mori-Uchino, Tetsushi Tsuruga, Kazunori Nagasaka…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:455

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Major vault protein (MVP) is the major component of vault, a eukaryotic organelle involved in multiple cellular processes, and is important in multiple cellular processes and diseases including the drug resist...

    Authors: Hui Bai, Chenchen Wang, Yu Qi, Jin Xu, Nan Li, Lili Chen, Bin Jiang, Xudong Zhu, Hanwen Zhang, Xiaoyu Li, Qing Yang, Junqing Ma, Yong Xu, Jingjing Ben and Qi Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:454

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori infection is recognized as the main risk factor for gastric cancer (GC), the fifth most common neoplasia worldwide. H. pylori interacts with the immune system, disrupting the cytokine network ...

    Authors: Cecilia Martínez-Campos, Kirvis Torres-Poveda, Margarita Camorlinga-Ponce, Lourdes Flores-Luna, Carmen Maldonado-Bernal, Vicente Madrid-Marina and Javier Torres

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:453

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal malignancies and is not a clinically homogeneous disease, but subsets of patients with distinct prognosis and response to therapy can be identi...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Curia, Fabiana Fantini, Rossano Lattanzio, Francesca Tavano, Francesco Di Mola, Mauro Piantelli, Pasquale Battista, Pierluigi Di Sebastiano and Alessandro Cama

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:452

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The application of circulating, cell-free, methylated Septin9 (mSEPT9) DNA in screening and recurrence monitoring is highly promising. CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) is associated with microsatellite inst...

    Authors: Jie Sun, Fei Fei, Mingqing Zhang, Yuwei Li, Xipeng Zhang, Siwei Zhu and Shiwu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:450

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Matrix metalloproteinase 19 (MMP19) is a member of zinc-dependent endopeptidases, which have been involved in various physiological and pathological processes. Its expression has been demonstrated in some type...

    Authors: Zaiping Chen, Guiyang Wu, Fubo Ye, Guoping Chen, Qinghao Fan, Hao Dong, Xiongwen Zhu and Chongshan Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:448

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  27. Content type: Research article

    TIMP-2 gene plays an important role in the development of breast cancer. The present study was conducted to evaluate whether TIMP-2 gene polymorphisms are associated with breast cancer risk in a Han Chinese cohor...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Guanying Wang, Shangke Huang, Anqi Luo, Xin Jing, Gang Li, Yi Zhou and Xinhan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:446

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Selection of the best lymph node for dissection is a controversial topic in clinical stage-I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we sought to identify the clinicopathologic predictors of regional lymph n...

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Fu-Xi Zhen, Yue Zhou, Chen-Jun Huang, Yue Yu, Jun Li, Qi-Fan Li, Cheng-Xiang Zhu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Shu-Hui You, Qian-Ge Wu, Xue-Yun Qin, Yi Liu, Liang Chen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:444

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The progress of treatments of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has made it possible to reach a survival rate superior to 80%. However, the treatments lead to several long-term adverse effects, incl...

    Authors: Maxime Caru, Kateryna Petrykey, Simon Drouin, Patrick Beaulieu, Pascal St-Onge, Valérie Lemay, Laurence Bertout, Caroline Laverdiere, Gregor Andelfinger, Maja Krajinovic, Daniel Sinnett and Daniel Curnier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:443

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Everolimus, an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), has been shown to increase the efficacy of endocrine therapies in hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer. However, because breast...

    Authors: Zongbi Yi, Fei Ma, Binliang Liu, Xiuwen Guan, Lixi Li, Chunxiao Li, Haili Qian and Binghe Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:442

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Glioblastoma is a disease with high heterogeneity that has long been difficult for doctors to identify and treat. ARHI is a remarkable tumor suppressor gene in human ovarian cancer and many other cancers. We f...

    Authors: Chen Zhong, Mengting Shu, Junyi Ye, Xiaoxiong Wang, Xin Chen, Zhendong Liu, Wenyang Zhao, Boxian Zhao, Zhixing Zheng, Zhiqin Yin, Ming Gao, Haiqi Zhao, Kaikai Wang and Shiguang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:441

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Palliative pemetrexed-based chemotherapy remains a standard of care treatment for the majority of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Currently, no predictive markers for pe...

    Authors: S. Visser, J. Hou, K. Bezemer, L. L. de Vogel, J. P. J. J. Hegmans, B. H. Stricker, S. Philipsen and J. G. J. V. Aerts

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:440

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Dendritic cells (DCs) alter their role from being immunostimulatory to immunosuppressive at advanced stages of tumor progression, but the influence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) and their secreted factors on gen...

    Authors: Ming Zhong, Cheng Zhong, Wen Cui, Guanghui Wang, Gongpu Zheng, Li Li, Jing Zhang, Rujing Ren, Huijei Gao, Tingting Wang, Xin Li, Jiantu Che and Eiichi Gohda

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:439

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death in women, with metastasis the principle cause of mortality. New non-invasive prognostic markers are needed for the early detection of metastasis, faci...

    Authors: Peter McAnena, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Catherine Curran, K. Gilligan, Jane E. Freedman, James A. L. Brown and Michael J. Kerin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:436

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Several subunits of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex are implicated in both cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). Though there is no clinical evidence for an increased tumor risk in individual...

    Authors: Bernt Popp, Abbas Agaimy, Cornelia Kraus, Karl X. Knaup, Arif B. Ekici, Steffen Uebe, André Reis, Michael Wiesener and Christiane Zweier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:435

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Bevacizumab (Avastin®), a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody, in combination with platinum-doublet chemotherapy has become a routine treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The post-a...

    Authors: Mark-Oliver Zahn, Dominik Linck, Christoph Losem, Christian Gessner, Holger Metze, Vincent E. Gaillard and Hans Werner Tessen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:433

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Brazil with an estimated 60 thousand new cases per year. Widespread use of mammography opportunistic screening has been observed in the last 20 years, includin...

    Authors: Diama Bhadra Vale, Cassio Cardoso Filho, Julia Yoriko Shinzato, Fernanda Servidoni Spreafico, Partha Basu and Luiz Carlos Zeferino

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:432

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is globally one of the most common cancers. Although studies have found a significant prognostic impact of cancer location for right-sided colon cancers compared with those of the left-...

    Authors: Hiroko Nakagawa-Senda, Megumi Hori, Tomohiro Matsuda and Hidemi Ito

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:431

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    The spine is the most frequent location of bone metastases. Local treatment aims at palliation of pain and, given the increased likelihood of long-term cancer survival, at local control. Kyphoplasty and intrao...

    Authors: Frederic Bludau, Grit Welzel, Tina Reis, Yasser Abo-Madyan, Elena Sperk, Frank Schneider, Sven Clausen, Arne M. Ruder, Udo Obertacke, Maged M. Ghaly, Frederik Wenz and Frank A. Giordano

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:430

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and increased risk in patients with ulcerative colitis (a subset of inflammatory bowel disease) has motivated studies in...

    Authors: Sandra P. Prieto, Cassandra L. Reed, Haley M. James, Kyle P. Quinn and Timothy J. Muldoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:428

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