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  1. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Utah despite having the nation’s lowest smoking rate. Radon exposure and differences in lung cancer incidence between nonmetropolitan and metropo...

    Authors: Judy Y. Ou, Brynn Fowler, Qian Ding, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Lisa Pappas, Kenneth Boucher, Wallace Akerley, Yelena Wu, Kimberly Kaphingst, Garrett Harding and Deanna Kepka

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:115

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer is associated with an extremely poor prognosis, so new biomarkers that can detect the initial stages are urgently needed. The significance of serum microRNA (miR) levels in pancreatic neoplas...

    Authors: Takuma Goto, Mikihiro Fujiya, Hiroaki Konishi, Junpei Sasajima, Shugo Fujibayashi, Akihiro Hayashi, Tatsuya Utsumi, Hiroki Sato, Takuya Iwama, Masami Ijiri, Aki Sakatani, Kazuyuki Tanaka, Yoshiki Nomura, Nobuhiro Ueno, Shin Kashima, Kentaro Moriichi…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:116

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Cisplatin is the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of patients with metastatic and/or recurrent urothelial cancer. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is severely limited du...

    Authors: Masayuki Hagiwara, Eiji Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Takeo Kosaka, Shuji Mikami, Hideyuki Saya and Mototsugu Oya

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:113

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Metastatic breast cancer (BCa) is most often diagnosed months after completion of treatment of the primary tumor when a patient reports physical symptoms. Besides a physical examination, no other alternative r...

    Authors: Rick L. Evans, James V. Pottala, Satoshi Nagata and Kristi A. Egland

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:119

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the prognostic significance of pretreatment quality of life for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

    Authors: Shan-Shan Guo, Wen Hu, Qiu-Yan Chen, Jian-Mei Li, Shi-Heng Zhu, Yan He, Jia-Wen Li, Le Xia, Lu Ji, Cui-Ying Lin, Li-Ting Liu, Lin-Quan Tang, Ling Guo, Hao-Yuan Mo, Chong Zhao, Xiang Guo…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:114

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can not only effectively kill hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumour cells but also release tumour antigens that can provoke an immune response. However, there is no consensus rega...

    Authors: Shunli Shen, Hong Peng, Ye Wang, Ming Xu, Manxia Lin, Xiaoyan Xie, Baogang Peng and Ming Kuang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:117

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The new nine-valent vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) includes the four HPV genotypes (6, 11, 16, and 18) that are targeted by the older quadrivalent HPV vaccine, plus five additional oncogenic types ...

    Authors: María Paz-Zulueta, Ledicia Álvarez-Paredes, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, Paula Parás-Bravo, Ma. Encarnación Andrada Becerra, José María Rodríguez Ingelmo, María Montserrat Ruiz García, Joaquín Portilla and Miguel Santibañez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:112

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer survivors are at high risk for fracture due to cancer treatment-induced bone loss, however, data is scarce regarding the scope of this problem from an epidemiologic and health services perspectiv...

    Authors: Evelyn Hsieh, Qin Wang, Renzhi Zhang, Xin Niu, Weibo Xia, Liana Fraenkel, Karl L. Insogna, Jing Li, Jennifer S. Smith, Chunwu Zhou, You-lin Qiao and Pin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:104

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    The poor prognosis for glioblastoma patients is caused by the diffuse infiltrative growth pattern of the tumor. Therefore, the molecular and cellular processes underlying cell migration continue to be a major ...

    Authors: Tanja Eisemann, Barbara Costa, Jens Strelau, Michel Mittelbronn, Peter Angel and Heike Peterziel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:103

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the benefit of first-line epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) over chemotherapy has been demonstrated in several clinical trials, data from clinical practice is l...

    Authors: Edurne Arriola, Ramón García Gómez, Pilar Diz, Margarita Majem, Maite Martínez Aguillo, Javier Valdivia, Alfredo Paredes, José Miguel Sánchez-Torres, Sergio Peralta Muñoz, Isidoro Barneto, Vanesa Gutierrez, Jesús Manuel Andrade Santiago, Francisco Aparisi, Dolores Isla, Santiago Ponce, David Vicente Baz…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:106

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  11. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are small molecules known to be involved in post-transcriptional gene expression. Many of them have been shown to influence risk for various diseases. Recent studies suggest that low...

    Authors: Aleksandra Butrym, Piotr Łacina, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik and Grzegorz Mazur

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:107

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Galectin-1, a radioresistance marker, was found in our previous study to be a prognostic factor for cervical cancer. The aim of current study is to determine the prognostic significance of the galectin-1 expre...

    Authors: Shang-Yu Chou, Shao-Lun Yen, Chao-Cheng Huang and Eng-Yen Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:105

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  13. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors found that Table 2 had been formatted incorrectly, meaning that some rows in the Table did not display the correct information.

    Authors: Marie Lange, Heidi Laviec, Hélène Castel, Natacha Heutte, Alexandra Leconte, Isabelle Léger, Bénédicte Giffard, Aurélie Capel, Martine Dubois, Bénédicte Clarisse, Elodie Coquan, Frédéric Di Fiore, Sophie Gouérant, Philippe Bartélémy, Laure Pierard, Karim Fizazi…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:110

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2017 17:549

  14. Content type: Research article

    Although adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after curative gastrectomy has been performed as a standard treatment for Stage II and III gastric cancer (GC) in Japan, patients with Stage III GC still have a high inc...

    Authors: Keiji Nishibeppu, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Taisuke Imamura, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Kazuma Okamoto, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara and Eigo Otsuji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:108

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  15. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] it was identified that order of the author list had been presented incorrectly. The author Robert Gniadecki’s surname was also incorrect in the original article.

    Authors: Silje Haukali Omland, Erika Elgstrand Wettergren, Sarah Mollerup, Maria Asplund, Tobias Mourier, Anders Johannes Hansen and Robert Gniadecki

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:111

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2017 17:675

  16. Content type: Research article

    The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus remains extremely poor. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the technical feasibility, effectiveness and safety of transcatheter chemoem...

    Authors: Biao Yang, Chun-Lin Li, Wen-hao Guo, Tian-qiang Qin, He Jiao, Ze-jun Fei, Xuan Zhou, Lin-jia Duan and Zheng-yin Liao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:101

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Over time, the chance of cure after the diagnosis of breast cancer has been increasing, as a consequence of earlier diagnosis, improved diagnostic procedures and more effective treatment options. However, onco...

    Authors: Pierre Frères, Nassim Bouznad, Laurence Servais, Claire Josse, Stéphane Wenric, Aurélie Poncin, Jérôme Thiry, Marie Moonen, Cécile Oury, Patrizio Lancellotti, Vincent Bours and Guy Jerusalem

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:102

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma has two key features, an over-representation of UV-induced mutations and resistance to DNA damaging chemotherapy agents. Both of these features may result from dysfunction of the nucleotide excision r...

    Authors: Timothy Budden, Andre van der Westhuizen and Nikola A. Bowden

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:100

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Few data are available regarding the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer elderly patients with anti-EGFR agents in combination with chemotherapy. FOLFOX plus panitumumab is a standard first-line option for

    Authors: Francesca Battaglin, Marta Schirripa, Federica Buggin, Filippo Pietrantonio, Federica Morano, Giorgia Boscolo, Giuseppe Tonini, Eufemia Stefania Lutrino, Jessica Lucchetti, Lisa Salvatore, Alessandro Passardi, Chiara Cremolini, Ermenegildo Arnoldi, Mario Scartozzi, Nicoletta Pella, Luca Boni…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:98

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In menopausal women, one of the critical risk factors for breast cancer is obesity/adiposity. It is evident from various studies that leptin, a 16 kDa protein hormone overproduced in obese people, plays the cr...

    Authors: Inamul Haque, Arnab Ghosh, Seth Acup, Snigdha Banerjee, Kakali Dhar, Amitabha Ray, Sandipto Sarkar, Suman Kambhampati and Sushanta K. Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:99

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Herein, we report a complete response after whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and concomitant T-DM1 in a patient with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and extensive brain and leptomeningeal involvement.

    Authors: Giuseppina Rosaria Rita Ricciardi, Alessandro Russo, Tindara Franchina, Silvia Schifano, Giampiero Mastroeni, Anna Santacaterina and Vincenzo Adamo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:97

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Surveys indicate quite high prevalence of cancer worry in the general population, but little is known about what it is about cancer that worries people. A better understanding of the origins of cancer worry ma...

    Authors: Philippa J. Murphy, Laura A. V. Marlow, Jo Waller and Charlotte Vrinten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:86

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study explores the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surveillance after breast cancer treatment provided in a hospital-setting versus surveillance embedded in the community-based National Breast Can...

    Authors: Kelly M. de Ligt, Annemieke Witteveen, Sabine Siesling and Lotte M. G. Steuten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:96

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Immune checkpoint blockade is developed as standard treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. However immune-related adverse events (irAE) have still unknown complications. Here, we report a patient with lung ...

    Authors: Yoshitsugu Narumi, Ryohei Yoshida, Yoshinori Minami, Yasushi Yamamoto, Shiori Takeguchi, Kohei Kano, Kae Takahashi, Tsukasa Saito, Jun Sawada, Hiroya Terui, Takayuki Katayama, Takaaki Sasaki and Yoshinobu Ohsaki

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:95

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Deaf people represent 0.1% of the French population and their access to public health campaigns is limited due to their frequent illiteracy and the infrequent use of sign language in campaigns. There is also a...

    Authors: Vladimir Druel, Hélène Hayet, Laetitia Esman, Marie Clavel and Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:93

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