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  1. Content type: Research article

    NKX2.5 is a transcription factor transiently expressed during thyroid organogenesis. Recently, several works have pointed out the oncogenic role of NKX2.5 in a variety of tumors. We therefore hypothesized that...

    Authors: Ricardo Cortez Cardoso Penha, Luisa Aguirre Buexm, Fabiana Resende Rodrigues, Taciana Padilha de Castro, Maria Carolina S. Santos, Rodrigo Soares Fortunato, Denise P. Carvalho, Luciene C. Cardoso-Weide and Andrea C. F. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:498

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    PEST-containing nuclear protein (PCNP), a novel nuclear protein, is involved in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. However, the precise mechanism of action of PCNP in the process of tumor growth has not yet...

    Authors: Dong-Dong Wu, Ying-Ran Gao, Tao Li, Da-Yong Wang, Dan Lu, Shi-Yu Liu, Ya Hong, Hui-Bin Ning, Jun-Ping Liu, Jia Shang, Jun-Feng Shi, Jian-She Wei and Xin-Ying Ji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:499

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    Nausea/vomiting (N/V) not related to anti-cancer treatment is common in patients with advanced cancer. The standard approach to management is to define a dominant cause, and treat with an antiemetic selected t...

    Authors: Janet Hardy, Helen Skerman, Paul Glare, Jennifer Philip, Peter Hudson, Geoffrey Mitchell, Peter Martin, Odette Spruyt, David Currow and Patsy Yates

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:510

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) is a Wnt/ß-catenin pathway antagonist related to gastric cancer (GC) carcinogenesis. However, the prognostic role of combined DKK1 and ß-catenin expression in advanced GC (AGC) is not clear.

    Authors: Soon Auck Hong, Su Hyun Yoo, Han Hong Lee, Der Sheng Sun, Hye Sung Won, Okran Kim and Yoon Ho Ko

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:506

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) is an antibody-drug conjugate that carries a cytotoxic drug (DM1) to HER2-positive cancer. The target of T-DM1 (HER2) is present also on cancer-derived exosomes. We hypothesized t...

    Authors: Mark Barok, Maija Puhka, Gyorgy Vereb, Janos Szollosi, Jorma Isola and Heikki Joensuu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:504

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  6. Content type: Research article

    6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) contributes substantially to remarkable improvement in the survival of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. However, 6-MP also has dose-limiting toxicities, particular...

    Authors: Hong Zhou, Lei Li, Peng Yang, Lin Yang, Jin E. Zheng, Ying Zhou and Yong Han

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:516

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is easier to use and more sensitive than the guaiac fecal occult blood test, but it is unclear how to optimize FIT performance. We compared the sensitivity and specificity f...

    Authors: Elizabeth G. Liles, Nancy Perrin, Ana G. Rosales, David H. Smith, Adrianne C. Feldstein, David M. Mosen and Theodore R. Levin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:509

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Gastric cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Taiwan, with a 40% 5-year survival rate. Approximately 40% of patients are refractory to chemotherapy. Currently, the anti-HER2 therapy is the only clinically...

    Authors: Yung-Yu Hsieh, Shui-Yi Tung, Hung-Yu Pan, Chih-Wei Yen, Huang-Wei Xu, Yi-Fang Deng, Ying-Jhen Lin, Wan-Ting Hsu, Cheng-Shyong Wu and Chin Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:508

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is growing evidence that the transcription factor nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is the major participant in regulating antioxidants and pathways for detoxifying reactive oxygen species (ROS),...

    Authors: Akinori Nukui, Takahiro Narimatsu, Tsunehito Kambara, Hideyuki Abe, Setsu Sakamoto, Ken-Ichiro Yoshida and Takao Kamai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:493

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Stage is a key predictor of cancer survival. Complete cancer staging is vital for understanding outcomes at population level and monitoring the efficacy of early diagnosis initiatives. Cancer registries usuall...

    Authors: Chiara Di Girolamo, Sarah Walters, Sara Benitez Majano, Bernard Rachet, Michel P. Coleman, Edmund Njeru Njagi and Melanie Morris

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:492

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    Gastric cancer is common in developing regions, and we hope to find out an economical but practical prognostic indicator. It was reported that pre-treatment peripheral neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and ...

    Authors: Zhenhua Huang, Yantan Liu, Chen Yang, Xiaoyin Li, Changqie Pan, Jinjun Rao, Nailin Li, Wangjun Liao and Li Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:515

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    The transcription factor PAX6 is expressed in various cancers. In anaplastic astrocytic glioma, PAX6 expression is inversely related to tumor grade, resulting in low PAX6 expression in Glioblastoma, the highes...

    Authors: Beate Hegge, Eva Sjøttem and Ingvild Mikkola

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:496

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This pilot trial aimed to study the feasibility and effects on quality of life (QOL) and well-being of short-term fasting (STF) during chemotherapy in patients with gynecological cancer.

    Authors: Stephan P. Bauersfeld, Christian S. Kessler, Manfred Wischnewsky, Annette Jaensch, Nico Steckhan, Rainer Stange, Barbara Kunz, Barbara Brückner, Jalid Sehouli and Andreas Michalsen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:476

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a major predictive and diagnostic marker in several cancers including colorectal carcinomas. Diagnostic testing for microsatellites is generally performed using capillary se...

    Authors: Isabel Förster, Michael Brockmann, Oliver Schildgen and Verena Schildgen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:484

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Extra-capsular growth (ECG) describes the extension of neoplastic cells beyond the lymph node capsule. Aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of ECG and its association with a stem cell like...

    Authors: Helena Link, Martin Angele, Miriam Schüller, Petra Ganschow, Lena Machetanz, Markus Guba, Jens Werner, Thomas Kirchner and Jens Neumann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:483

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Calcification in primary gastric cancer is very rare. In this report, we describe the computerized tomography (CT) changes in calcification in a patient with locally advanced signet-ring gastric cancer treated...

    Authors: Ting Wang, Zhi-Yong Lu, Xin-Fei Tu, Shui-Hong Zhang, Fang Huang and Long Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:474

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  17. Content type: Research article

    A gradual decline in the incidence of breast cancer is documented in developed countries especially over last two decades, while in developing countries the incidence continues to rise. We conducted this study...

    Authors: Ashan Fernando, Umesh Jayarajah, Saumyakala Prabashani, Eshani A. Fernando and Sanjeewa A. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:482

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the main risk factor for the development and progression of cervical cancer. HPV-16 E6 and E7 expression is essential for induction and maintenance of the transformed ph...

    Authors: Tatiana Rabachini, Enrique Boccardo, Rubiana Andrade, Katia Regina Perez, Suely Nonogaki, Iolanda Midea Cuccovia and Luisa Lina Villa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:485

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cetuximab, an anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody, is used in combination with chemotherapy in clinic to enhance the outcome in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients with only ~ 20% response rate. To date onl...

    Authors: Zhu Mei, Yang W. Shao, Peinan Lin, Xiaomin Cai, Biao Wang, Yan Ding, Xiangyuan Ma, Xue Wu, Yewei Xia, Dongqin Zhu, Yongqian Shu, Zan Fu and Yanhong Gu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:479

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, race and socioeconomic status are well known predictors of adverse outcomes in several different cancers. Existing evidence suggests that race and socioeconomic status may impact survival...

    Authors: Alexander L. Lazarides, Julia D. Visgauss, Daniel P. Nussbaum, Cindy L. Green, Dan G. Blazer III, Brian E. Brigman and William C. Eward

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:488

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma brain metastasis is associated with an extremely poor prognosis, with a median overall survival of 4–5 months. Since 2011, the overall survival of patients with stage IV melanoma has been significantl...

    Authors: Elham Vosoughi, Jee Min Lee, James R. Miller, Mehdi Nosrati, David R. Minor, Roy Abendroth, John W. Lee, Brian T. Andrews, Lewis Z. Leng, Max Wu, Stanley P. Leong, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet and Kevin B. Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:490

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Transarterial chemoembolisation is the standard of care for intermediate stage (BCLC B) hepatocellular carcinoma, but it is challenging to decide when to repeat or stop treatment. Here we performed the first e...

    Authors: Aline Mähringer-Kunz, Arndt Weinmann, Irene Schmidtmann, Sandra Koch, Sebastian Schotten, Daniel Pinto dos Santos, Michael Bernhard Pitton, Christoph Dueber, Peter Robert Galle and Roman Kloeckner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:489

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