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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prostate and breast cancer can have a lot of negative consequences such as fatigue, sleep difficulties and emotional distress, which decrease quality of life. Group interventions showed benefits to emotional d...

    Authors: C. Grégoire, H. Nicolas, I. Bragard, F. Delevallez, I. Merckaert, D. Razavi, D. Waltregny, M.-E. Faymonville and A. Vanhaudenhuyse

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:677

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    Almost all of the extracellular matrix (ECM) components can be degraded by the endoproteinases matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Important regulators of MMPs, and thereby of the extracellular environment, are ...

    Authors: Camilla Böckelman, Ines Beilmann-Lehtonen, Tuomas Kaprio, Selja Koskensalo, Taina Tervahartiala, Harri Mustonen, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Timo Sorsa and Caj Haglund

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:679

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The hypercoagulable state associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDA) results in increased risk of venous thromboembolism, leading to substantial morbidity and mortality. Recently, neutrophil extracellular...

    Authors: Brian A. Boone, Pranav Murthy, Jennifer Miller-Ocuin, W. Reed Doerfler, Jarrod T. Ellis, Xiaoyan Liang, Mark A. Ross, Callen T. Wallace, Jason L. Sperry, Michael T. Lotze, Matthew D. Neal and Herbert J. Zeh III

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:678

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Novel non-invasive biomarkers for gastric cancer (GC) are needed, because the present diagnostic methods for GC are either invasive or insensitive and non-specific in clinic. The presence of stable circulating...

    Authors: Gaoping Zhao, Tao Jiang, Yanzhuo Liu, Guoli Huai, Chunbin Lan, Guiquan Li, Guiqing Jia, Kang Wang and Maozhu Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:676

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  5. Content type: Research article

    High-grade salivary gland cancer is a distinct clinical entity that has aggressive disease progression and early systemic spread. However, because of the rarity of the disease, the clinical outcomes, prognosti...

    Authors: Jeon Yeob Jang, Nayeon Choi, Young-Hyeh Ko, Man Ki Chung, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Kwan-Hyuck Baek and Han-Sin Jeong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:672

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To examine the efficacy and safety of induction therapy with paclitaxel and bevacizumab followed by switch maintenance therapy with eribulin (ISMT) in Japanese patients with HER2-negative metastatic breast can...

    Authors: Kenichi Inoue, Jun Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Saito, Kei Kimizuka and Masafumi Kurosumi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:671

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  7. Content type: Research article

    KMT2/MLL proteins are commonly overexpressed or mutated in cancer and have been shown to support cancer maintenance. These proteins are responsible for methylating histone 3 at lysine 4 and promoting transcrip...

    Authors: Beth K. Neilsen, Binita Chakraborty, Jamie L. McCall, Danielle E. Frodyma, Richard L. Sleightholm, Kurt W. Fisher and Robert E. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:673

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hypoxia stimulates metastasis in cancer and is linked to poor patient prognosis. In tumours, oxygen levels vary and hypoxic regions exist within a generally well-oxygenated tumour. However, whilst the heteroge...

    Authors: Hannah Harrison, Henry J. Pegg, Jamie Thompson, Christian Bates and Paul Shore

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:674

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to explore the opinions of healthcare professionals regarding the management of men with advanced prostate cancer with particular emphasis on treatment timing and sequencing; treatment adverse...

    Authors: Rosa U. Greasley, Rebecca Turner, Karen Collins, Janet Brown, Liam Bourke and Derek J. Rosario

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:667

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The breast cancer microenvironment promotes tumor vascularization through the complex interactions involving tumor-associated fibroblasts (TAFs). Emerging data indicate that TAFs increase production and signal...

    Authors: Justin Zonneville, Alfiya Safina, Alexander M. Truskinovsky, Carlos L. Arteaga and Andrei V. Bakin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:670

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic liver resection has been reported as a safe and effective approach for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its perioperative and oncological outcomes have not been evaluated...

    Authors: Jong Man Kim, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Heejin Yoo, Kyeung-Sik Kim, Jisoo Lee, Kyunga Kim, Gyu-Seong Choi and Jae-Won Joh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:668

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Blockade of PD-1 receptor may provide proof of concepts for the activity of an immune-modulation approach for the treatment of breast cancer (BC). Zoledronic acid (ZA) has been proven to inhibit angiogenesis, ...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Yang Du, Ting Sun, Huadan Xue, Zhengyu Jin and Jie Tian

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:669

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  13. Content type: Review

    Gallbladder cancer is a rare malignancy of the biliary tract with a poor prognosis, frequently presenting at an advanced stage. While rare in the United States overall, gallbladder cancer has an elevated incid...

    Authors: Jacklyn M. Nemunaitis, Ursa Brown-Glabeman, Heloisa Soares, Jessica Belmonte, Ben Liem, Itzhak Nir, Victor Phuoc and Rama R. Gullapalli

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:665

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite new technologies in diagnosis and treatment, the incidence and mortality ...

    Authors: Hongying Liu, Xieqi Wang, Bing Feng, Lipeng Tang, Weiping Li, Xirun Zheng, Ying Liu, Yan Peng, Guangjuan Zheng and Qinglian He

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:661

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas originate from astrocytic glial cells or their precursor cells and are the most common type of brain tumors in adults. In this retrospective study, we investigated the conte...

    Authors: Mari Valkonen, Hannu Haapasalo, Kirsi Rilla, Kristiina Tyynelä-Korhonen, Ylermi Soini and Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:664

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Deletions of 6q15–16.1 are recurrently found in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). This chromosomal region includes the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 7 (MAP3K7) gene which has...

    Authors: David M. Cordas dos Santos, Juliane Eilers, Alfonso Sosa Vizcaino, Elena Orlova, Martin Zimmermann, Martin Stanulla, Martin Schrappe, Kathleen Börner, Dirk Grimm, Martina U. Muckenthaler, Andreas E. Kulozik and Joachim B. Kunz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:663

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  17. Content type: Research article

    RECQL is a number of the RecQ DNA helicase family and plays an important role in maintaining genome stability. Although several studies have reported that RECQL mutations were correlated with the susceptibilit...

    Authors: Huiying Xu, Ye Xu, Tao Ouyang, Jinfeng Li, Tianfeng Wang, Zhaoqing Fan, Tie Fan, Benyao Lin and Yuntao Xie

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:662

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  18. Content type: Research article

    RUNX1 overlapping RNA (RUNXOR) is a long non-coding RNA that has been indicated as a key regulator in the development of myeloid cells by targeting runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1). Myeloid-derived ...

    Authors: Xinyu Tian, Jie Ma, Ting Wang, Jie Tian, Yu Zheng, Rongrong Peng, Yungang Wang, Yue Zhang, Lingxiang Mao, Huaxi Xu and Shengjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:660

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A previous report showed that a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist (exenatide) induced apoptosis in endometrial cancer cells. However, the pathophysiological role of GLP-1R in endometrial cancer...

    Authors: Ranka Kanda, Haruko Hiraike, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Takayuki Ichinose, Kazunori Nagasaka, Yuko Sasajima, Eiji Ryo, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga and Takuya Ayabe

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:657

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  20. Content type: Research article

    High triglycerides and low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol are observed to promote tumor growth. However, whether breast cancer heterogeneity may explain the contradictory influence of tri...

    Authors: Trygve Lofterød, Elin S. Mortensen, Hawa Nalwoga, Tom Wilsgaard, Hanne Frydenberg, Terje Risberg, Anne Elise Eggen, Anne McTiernan, Sura Aziz, Erik A. Wist, Andreas Stensvold, Jon B. Reitan, Lars A. Akslen and Inger Thune

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:654

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidence in cancer research, developed the notion that malignant tumors consist of different subpopulations of cells, one of them, known as cancer stem cells, being attributed many important properties ...

    Authors: Z. Kozovska, A. Patsalias, V. Bajzik, E. Durinikova, L. Demkova, S. Jargasova, B. Smolkova, J. Plava, L. Kucerova and M. Matuskova

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:656

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The gold standard for bladder cancer detection is cystoscopy, which is an invasive procedure that causes discomfort in patients. The currently available non-invasive approaches either show limited sensitivity ...

    Authors: Hao Liu, Wang He, Bo Wang, Kewei Xu, Jinli Han, Junjiong Zheng, Jun Ren, Lin Shao, Shiping Bo, Sijia Lu, Tianxin Lin and Jian Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:659

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  23. Content type: Research article

    CHD5 is a conventional tumour-suppressing gene in many tumours. The aim of this study was to determine whether CHD5 variants contribute to the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    Authors: Qin Xiao, Lianzhou Chen, Haiqing Luo, Hongmei Li, Qingming Kong, Fei Jiao, Shifeng Pang, Ming Zhang, Feifei Lan, Wenguo Fan, Hui Luo, Tao Tao and Xiao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:658

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Cervical dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)) is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and is most common in women of reproductive age. Current treatment of moderate to severe CIN is surgical. T...

    Authors: A. J. M. van de Sande, M. M. Koeneman, C. G. Gerestein, A. J. Kruse, F. J. van Kemenade and H. J. van Beekhuizen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:655

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Although some countries have observed a stabilization in the incidence of CNS, an increasing incidence has been reported from multiple studies. Recent observations point out to the heterogeneity of incidence t...

    Authors: Camille Pouchieu, Anne Gruber, Emilie Berteaud, Patrice Ménégon, Pascal Monteil, Aymeri Huchet, Jean-Rodolphe Vignes, Anne Vital, Hugues Loiseau and Isabelle Baldi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:653

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Despite the clear endocrine-metabolic relationship between androgenic activity and adiposity, the role of androgens in breast cancer prognosis according to patient’s adiposity is scarcely explored. Here, we ai...

    Authors: Elisabetta Venturelli, Annalisa Orenti, Aline S. C. Fabricio, Giulia Garrone, Roberto Agresti, Biagio Paolini, Chiara Bonini, Massimo Gion, Franco Berrino, Christine Desmedt, Danila Coradini and Elia Biganzoli

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:651

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs) are the most frequent soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents, defined by skeletal muscle differentiation and the status of FOXO1 fusions. In pediatric malignancies, in particu...

    Authors: Giulia Bertolini, Luca Bergamaschi, Andrea Ferrari, Salvatore L. Renne, Paola Collini, Cecilia Gardelli, Marta Barisella, Giovanni Centonze, Stefano Chiaravalli, Cinzia Paolino, Massimo Milione, Maura Massimino, Michela Casanova and Patrizia Gasparini

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:652

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The BRCA1/2 mutation profile varies in Spain according to the geographical area studied. The mutational profile of BRCA1/2 in families at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer has not so far been repor...

    Authors: Bella Pajares, Javier Porta, Jose María Porta, Cristina Fernández-de Sousa, Ignacio Moreno, Daniel Porta, Gema Durán, Tamara Vega, Inmaculada Ortiz, Carolina Muriel, Emilio Alba and Antonia Márquez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:647

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Synovial Sarcomas (SS) are rare tumors occurring predominantly in adolescent and young adults with a dismal prognosis in advanced phases. We report a first-in-human phase I of monoclonal antibody (OTSA-101) ta...

    Authors: Anne-Laure Giraudet, Philippe Alexandre Cassier, Chicaco Iwao-Fukukawa, Gwenaelle Garin, Jean-Noël Badel, David Kryza, Sylvie Chabaud, Laurence Gilles-Afchain, Gilles Clapisson, Claude Desuzinges, David Sarrut, Adrien Halty, Antoine Italiano, Masaharu Mori, Takuya Tsunoda, Toyomasa Katagiri…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:646

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  30. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of drug eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) treatment by CalliSpheres® in Chinese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as we...

    Authors: Guan-Hui Zhou, Jun Han, Jun-Hui Sun, Yue-Lin Zhang, Tan-Yang Zhou, Chun-Hui Nie, Tong-Yin Zhu, Sheng-Qun Chen, Bao-Quan Wang, Zi-Niu Yu, Hong-Liang Wang, Li-Ming Chen, Wei-Lin Wang and Shu-Sen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:644

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  31. Content type: Case report

    No standard of care is established for plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) and prognosis remains extremely poor, given that patients relapse early after chemotherapy and display resistance to commonly applied cytosta...

    Authors: Alessandro Broccoli, Laura Nanni, Vittorio Stefoni, Claudio Agostinelli, Lisa Argnani, Michele Cavo and Pier Luigi Zinzani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:645

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The genetic profile for human papilloma virus positive (HPV+) oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to sequence tissue material from a large coho...

    Authors: Christian Grønhøj, David H. Jensen, Tina Agander, Katalin Kiss, Estrid Høgdall, Lena Specht, Frederik Otzen Bagger, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Christian von Buchwald

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:640

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The optimal therapeutic strategy in UICC stage T3 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that maximizes both safety and long-term outcome has not yet been determined. Our aim was to compare clinical outcomes ...

    Authors: Chong Zhong, Yong-Fa Zhang, Jun-Hai Huang, Cheng-Ming Xiong, Zi-Yu Wang, Qing-Lian Chen and Rong-Ping Guo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:643

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Histone acetyltransferase p300 is a crucial transcriptional coactivator and has been implicated as a poor prognostic factor in human cancers. However, little is known about the substantial functions and mechan...

    Authors: Xue Hou, Run Gong, Jianhua Zhan, Ting Zhou, Yuxiang Ma, Yuanyuan Zhao, Yaxiong Zhang, Gang Chen, Zhonghan Zhang, Shuxiang Ma, Xi Chen, Fangfang Gao, Shaodong Hong, Fan Luo, Wenfeng Fang, Yunpeng Yang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:641

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In human pulmonary malignancies, the SRY-box containing gene 30 (SOX30) is a known cancer-suppressing gene. Nevertheless, its molecular role and clinical effects remains unknown in bladder cancer.

    Authors: Yang Liu, Han Wang, Jianhua Zhong, Chenglong Wu, Gang Yang, Yuantang Zhong, Jinghua Zhang and Aifa Tang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:642

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence demonstrates that exposure to organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) is widespread and that these chemicals can alter thyroid hormone regulation and function. We investigated the relationship...

    Authors: Nicole C. Deziel, Huangdi Yi, Heather M. Stapleton, Huang Huang, Nan Zhao and Yawei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:637

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Novel therapeutic approaches are required to treat ovarian cancer and dependency on glycolysis may provide new targets for treatment. This study sought to investigate the variation of expression of molecular c...

    Authors: Chrysi Xintaropoulou, Carol Ward, Alan Wise, Suzanna Queckborner, Arran Turnbull, Caroline O. Michie, Alistair R. W. Williams, Tzyvia Rye, Charlie Gourley and Simon P. Langdon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:636

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer with highest mortality rate. However, the annihilation in its early stage implies a high survival rate therefore, it demands early diagnosis. The accustomed diagno...

    Authors: M. Attique Khan, Tallha Akram, Muhammad Sharif, Aamir Shahzad, Khursheed Aurangzeb, Musaed Alhussein, Syed Irtaza Haider and Abdualziz Altamrah

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:638

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy encountered during pregnancy. However, the burden of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) and subsequent care is understudied in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Here,...

    Authors: Jean Marie Vianney Dusengimana, Vedaste Hategekimana, Ryan Borg, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Neil Gupta, Susan Troyan, Lawrence N. Shulman, Ignace Nzayisenga, Temidayo Fadelu, Tharcisse Mpunga and Lydia E. Pace

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:634

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), evidence is unclear as to whether hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) or sorafenib is superior. We performed a prospective, open-label, non-c...

    Authors: Masahiro Hatooka, Tomokazu Kawaoka, Hiroshi Aikata, Yuki Inagaki, Kei Morio, Takashi Nakahara, Eisuke Murakami, Masataka Tsuge, Akira Hiramatsu, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Kazuo Awai, Keiichi Masaki, Koji Waki, Hirotaka Kohno, Hiroshi Kohno…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:633

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina is extremely rare, with a poorer prognosis than cutaneous malignant melanoma. Previous studies have explored the repurposing of itraconazole, a common oral anti-fungal ...

    Authors: Kayo Inoue, Hiroshi Tsubamoto, Roze Isono-Nakata, Kazuko Sakata and Nami Nakagomi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:630

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