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  1. Content type: Research article

    It is urgent to find some biochemical markers for predicting the radiochemotherapy sensitivity. microRNAs have a huge potential as a predictive biomarker in gastric cancer. The current study aims to identify t...

    Authors: Xiaowen Liu, Hong Cai, Weiqi Sheng, Hua Huang, Ziwen Long and Yanong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1048

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The relevance of estrogen receptor (ER) expression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is largely unknown. Clinical trials targeting ER with selective estrogen receptor modulators in pancreatic cancer d...

    Authors: Hendrik Seeliger, Ioannis Pozios, Gerald Assmann, Yue Zhao, Mario H. Müller, Thomas Knösel, Martin E. Kreis and Christiane J. Bruns

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1049

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  3. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that pathological complete response is an important surrogate marker for disease-free survival and overall survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. This study investigates ...

    Authors: Paul Gass, Michael P. Lux, Claudia Rauh, Alexander Hein, Mayada R. Bani, Cornelia Fiessler, Arndt Hartmann, Lothar Häberle, Jutta Pretscher, Ramona Erber, David L. Wachter, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Matthias W. Beckmann, Peter A. Fasching and Marius Wunderle

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1051

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric patients with colorectal cancer may have delayed diagnosis and be oncologically undertreated.

    Authors: Linda Kaerlev, Maria Iachina, Oleg Trosko, Niels Qvist, Pernille Møller Ljungdalh and Bente Mertz Nørgård

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1050

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A patient’s physical function plays a leading role in the treatment prescription for patients with cancer. Objective assessments of physical function may be more predictive for treatment tolerability and survi...

    Authors: Joeri A. J. Douma, Henk M. W. Verheul and Laurien M. Buffart

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1052

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Synchronous primary cancers in gallbladder and liver are rarely reported. Here we report an unusual case of synchronous cancers of gallbladder carcinoma and combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma.

    Authors: Zhan-Guo Zhang, Yan Chen, Ran Ji, Ya-Jie Zhao, Jian Wang, Lily Robinson, Xiao-Ping Chen and Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1046

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  7. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been alerted to errors in Figs. 2 and 8. In Fig. 2B, the GAPDH loading control for Hec1A cells is shown twice in error (in Fig. 2B and Fig. 2C). In Fi...

    Authors: Uwe Schirmer, Heidi Fiegl, Marco Pfeifer, Alain G. Zeimet, Elisabeth Müller-Holzner, Peter K. Bode, Verena Tischler and Peter Altevogt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1047

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2013 13:156

  8. Content type: Research article

    Human epidermal growth factor receptor HER3 (ErbB3), especially in association with its relative HER2 (ErbB2), is known as a key oncogene in breast tumour biology. Nonetheless, the prognostic relevance of HER3...

    Authors: Satu Luhtala, Synnöve Staff, Anne Kallioniemi, Minna Tanner and Jorma Isola

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1045

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that has anticancer activity. Heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) is a potential therapeutic target due to its cytoprotective activity in cancer ce...

    Authors: Yang Jiao, Tanya Watts, Jing Xue, Bethany Hannafon and Wei-Qun Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1042

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Doctors who work at cancer hospitals are at high risk of developing emotional distress. This study evaluated the prevalence of burnout, anxiety, and depression in a sample of oncologists of various specialties...

    Authors: Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Beatriz Parreira Martins and Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1044

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  11. Content type: Research article

    New approaches for the prevention of colon cancer perseveres an essential necessity. Though, resistance to existing chemo-preventive drugs is moderately predominant in colon carcinogenesis. Taxifolin (dihydroq...

    Authors: Suhail Razak, Tayyaba Afsar, Asad Ullah, Ali Almajwal, Musaed Alkholief, Aws Alshamsan and Sarwat Jahan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1043

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The oncologic safety of allogeneic blood transfusion in ovarian cancer patients is unknow. We sought to determine the prevalence and oncologic safety of perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion during interv...

    Authors: Kevin W McCool, Emmanuel Sampene, Brock Polnaszek, Joseph Connor, Erin E Medlin and Lisa Barroilhet

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1041

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The 2-week schedule of hypofractionated radiotherapy as a salvage treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has previously exhibited promising results; this study aimed to assess its long-term clinical outc...

    Authors: Jongmoo Park, Jinhong Jung, Daegeun Kim, In-Hye Jung, Jin-hong Park, Jong Hoon Kim, Sang-wook Lee and Sang Min Yoon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1040

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The chemotherapy resistance and toxicity of chemotherapy are major problems in breast cancer treatment. However, candidate biomarkers for predicting clinical outcomes and better prognosis remain lacking.

    Authors: Lu Chen, Huijie Qi, Liudi Zhang, Haixia Li, Jie Shao, Haifei Chen, Mingkang Zhong, Xiaojin Shi, Ting Ye and Qunyi Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1038

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Among women with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), histotype is one of the major prognostic factors. However, few data are available on histotype- specific survival and mortality estimates among these patients....

    Authors: Nimisha Arora, Aline Talhouk, Jessica N. McAlpine, Michael R. Law and Gillian E. Hanley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1039

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Combined anthracycline-trastuzumab chemotherapy has been associated with LV dysfunction. We aimed to assess early changes in left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with combined ...

    Authors: Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Nicole P. Sandhu, Hongmei Xia, Stephen S. Cha, Patricia A. Pellikka, Zi Ye, Joerg Herrmann and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1037

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Among cancer patients, prior antidepressant use has been associated with impaired survival. This could be due to differences in stage at diagnosis, in receipt of treatment, or in treatment complications. The p...

    Authors: Ellen Hollands Steffensen, Clint Cary, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Heidi Larsson, Michael Weiner and Mette Nørgaard

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1035

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Difficult resection of tumors from regions with complex local anatomy, such as the pelvis and sacrum, is likely to result in inadequate surgical margins (intralesional or marginal); this is because three-dimen...

    Authors: Kensaku Abe, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Kentaro Igarashi, Hiroyuki Inatani, Yu Aoki, Takashi Higuchi, Yuta Taniguchi, Hirotaka Yonezawa, Yoshihiro Araki and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1036

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  19. Content type: Research article

    P38 mitogen activated protein kinase is an intermediary signal transduction factor with context-specific roles in breast cancer. Recent mechanistic studies add to the growing consensus that P38 is a tumour sup...

    Authors: Simon J. Johnston, Dena Ahmad, Mohammed A. Aleskandarany, Sasagu Kurozumi, Chris C. Nolan, Maria Diez-Rodriguez, Andrew R. Green and Emad A. Rakha

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1027

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Remodeling of Ca2+ signaling is an important step in cancer progression, and altered expression of members of the Ca2+ signaling toolkit including the plasma membrane Ca2+ ATPases (PMCA proteins encoded by ATP2B ...

    Authors: Karolina Varga, Anna Hollósi, Katalin Pászty, Luca Hegedűs, Gergely Szakács, József Tímár, Béla Papp, Ágnes Enyedi and Rita Padányi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1029

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is a non-invasive alternative to surgery to control primary renal cell cancer (RCC) in patients that are medically inoperable or at high-risk of post-surgical dia...

    Authors: Shankar Siva, Brent Chesson, Mathias Bressel, David Pryor, Braden Higgs, Hayley M. Reynolds, Nicholas Hardcastle, Rebecca Montgomery, Ben Vanneste, Vincent Khoo, Jeremy Ruben, Eddie Lau, Michael S. Hofman, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Swetha Sridharan, Nicholas R. Brook…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1030

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is commonly used to treat prostate cancer. However, side effects of ADT often lead to reduced quality of life and physical function. Existing evidence demonstrates that exerc...

    Authors: Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, Paul Ritvo, Daniel Santa Mina, Catherine Sabiston, Murray Krahn, George Tomlinson, Andrew Matthew, Himu Lukka, Padraig Warde, Sara Durbano, Meagan O’Neill and S. Nicole Culos-Reed

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1031

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The evolution of radiotherapy over recent decades has reintroduced the hypofractionation for many tumor sites with similar outcomes to those of conventional fractionated radiotherapy. The use of hypofractionat...

    Authors: Alexandre Arthur Jacinto, Eronides Salustiano Batalha Filho, Luciano de Souza Viana, Pedro De Marchi, Renato de Castro Capuzzo, Ricardo Ribeiro Gama, Domingos Boldrini Junior, Carlos Roberto Santos, Gustavo Dix Junqueira Pinto, Josiane Mourão Dias, Heloisa Pelisser Canton, Raiany Carvalho, Lucas Augusto Radicchi, Soren Bentzen, Eduardo Zubizarreta and Andre Lopes Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1026

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer is a highly malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. Chemotherapy such as gemcitabine is still an important treatment. Gemcitabine (Gem) may prolong survival time and delay the development of r...

    Authors: Hua Chen, Ruizhi He, Xiuhui Shi, Min Zhou, Chunle Zhao, Hang Zhang and Renyi Qin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1034

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Cavity occurs in 5.7 to 14.9% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma (ADC). However, the impact of cavity on the therapeutic response to epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in...

    Authors: Fei Zhou, Wanrong Ma, Wei Li, Huijuan Ni, Guanghui Gao, Xiaoxia Chen, Jie Zhang and Jingyun Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1033

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  26. Content type: Research article

    It was demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs occupied an important position in tumor pathogenesis and progression. We have previously found that the metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MAL...

    Authors: Meng Zhuo, Cuncun Yuan, Ting Han, Jiujie Cui, Feng Jiao and Liwei Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1032

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway is one of the most downregulated pathway in cancer. Inhibitors of RAF and MEK have established clinical use while ERK inhibitors recently faced the clinic. We aimed to generate resi...

    Authors: Alice Iezzi, Elisa Caiola, Arianna Scagliotti and Massimo Broggini

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1028

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Territorial differences in the access to innovative anticancer drugs have been reported from many countries. The objectives of this study were to evaluate access to innovative treatments for metastatic lung ca...

    Authors: Arnaud Scherpereel, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, François-Emery Cotté, Jérôme Fernandes, Didier Debieuvre, Cécile Blein, Anne-Françoise Gaudin, Charlène Tournier, Alexandre Vainchtock, Pierre Chauvin, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Virginie Westeel and Christos Chouaïd

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1013

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Tumor suppressor gene p16 promoter hypermethylation has been widely studied in colorectal cancer (CRC), yet its clinicopathological significance remains controversial. The methylation alterations of other regions...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Ye, Mingming Mo, Simin Xu, Qingjin Yang, Minhua Wu, Junjie Zhang, Bin Chen, Jian Li, Yu Zhong, Qionglin Huang and Chun Cai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1023

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  30. Content type: Research article

    How patients recover and resume everyday life after curative hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery with intestinal reconstruction has, to our knowledge, not previously been investigated. We wanted to explore ...

    Authors: Kristine Elberg Dengsø, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Bo Marcel Christensen, Jens Hillingsø and Thordis Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1017

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (RANK)-signaling is involved in tumor growth and spread in experimental models. Binding of RANK ligand (RANKL) to RANK activates signaling, which is inhibited by os...

    Authors: Danja Sarink, Helena Schock, Theron Johnson, Jenny Chang-Claude, Kim Overvad, Anja Olsen, Anne Tjønneland, Patrick Arveux, Agnès Fournier, Marina Kvaskoff, Heiner Boeing, Anna Karakatsani, Antonia Trichopoulou, Carlo La Vecchia, Giovanna Masala, Claudia Agnoli…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1010

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer is a significant issue internationally, with over 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. Survival rates are increasing as treatments improve, although physical symptoms can persist despite er...

    Authors: Claire O’Gorman, Jim Stack, Alan O’Ceilleachair, Suzanne Denieffe, Martina Gooney, Martina McKnight and Linda Sharp

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1022

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  33. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of cellular function and have been associated with both aging and cancer, but the impact of chemotherapy on age-related miRNAs has barely been studied.

    Authors: Bruna Dalmasso, Sigrid Hatse, Barbara Brouwers, Annouschka Laenen, Lieze Berben, Cindy Kenis, Ann Smeets, Patrick Neven, Patrick Schöffski and Hans Wildiers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1014

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral monocyte count is an assessable parameter. Recently, evidence suggested an elevated preoperative monocyte counts predicting poor prognosis in malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine the...

    Authors: Yang Hai, Nan Chen, Wenwen Wu, Zihuai Wang, Feng Lin, Chenglin Guo, Chengwu Liu, Weimin Li and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1011

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Shared decision-making (SDM) is recommended for men facing prostate cancer (PC) screening decisions. We synthesize the evidence on the comparative effectiveness of SDM with usual care.

    Authors: Nahara Anani Martínez-González, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Andreas Plate, Thomas Rosemann and Oliver Senn

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1015

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:1196

  36. Content type: Research article

    The dismal prognosis of patients with glioblastoma (GBM) is attributed to a rare subset of cancer stem cells that display characteristics of tumor initiation, growth, and resistance to aggressive treatment inv...

    Authors: Brian Tung, Ding Ma, Shuyan Wang, Olutobi Oyinlade, John Laterra, Mingyao Ying, Sheng-Qing Lv, Shuang Wei and Shuli Xia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1025

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Cancer survivors may be at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about whether prescribing guidelines for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease are adequately implemented in...

    Authors: Kendal Chidwick, Helen Strongman, Anthony Matthews, Susannah Stanway, Alexander R. Lyon, Liam Smeeth and Krishnan Bhaskaran

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1018

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  38. Content type: Research article

    NDRG2 is identified as a tumor suppressor gene in many tumors, and functions in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Recent data indicate that NDRG2 expression is up-regulated by TP53. Moreover, pro...

    Authors: Yu-Qiong Yang, Tian Tian, Hua-Yuan Zhu, Jin-Hua Liang, Wei Wu, Jia-Zhu Wu, Yi Xia, Li Wang, Lei Fan, Jian-Yong Li and Wei Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1009

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel has better efficacy, safety profiles, and no need to use prophylactic steroids compared with solvent-based paclitaxel. We performed a single arm, phase II study to e...

    Authors: Yannan Zhao, Fangfang Lv, She Chen, Zhonghua Wang, Jian Zhang, Sheng Zhang, Jun Cao, Leiping Wang, Enying Cao, Biyun Wang and Xichun Hu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1019

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathway plays a role in tumour development and progression. In vivo, IGF1 activity is regulated by the IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs). IGFBP4 inhibits the activity of IGF1 b...

    Authors: Y. E. Smith, S. Toomey, S. Napoletano, G. Kirwan, C. Schadow, A. J. Chubb, J. H. Mikkelsen, C. Oxvig and J. H. Harmey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1016

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine malignancy of the skin characterized by high aggressiveness. Four main factors are implicated in its development: immunosuppression, ultraviolet radiation, ...

    Authors: Daniele Lavacchi, Stefania Nobili, Marco Brugia, Agnese Paderi, Sara Fancelli, Enrico Caliman, Federica Vergoni and Enrico Mini

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1024

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Compared with standard chemotherapy, epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are more effective in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring EGFR mutat...

    Authors: Naoto Aiko, Tsuneo Shimokawa, Kazuhito Miyazaki, Yuki Misumi, Yoko Agemi, Mari Ishii, Yukiko Nakamura, Takeharu Yamanaka and Hiroaki Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1012

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  43. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prognostic factors and investigate the optimal treatment of gastric mixed adenoneuroendocrine tumors.

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xie, Jun Lu, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li and Chang-Ming Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1021

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of cervical lymph nodes is very important for patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Conventional ultrasound is recommended to assess the status of cervical lymph nodes but the diagnos...

    Authors: Wanying Chang, Lei Tang, Caiwei Lu, Min Wu and Man Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1001

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  45. Content type: Case report

    The incidence of ocular metastasis from lung cancer is reported to be 0.1–7%, with adenocarcinoma and small cell lung cancer accounting for the highest proportions of these cases. The majority of cases involve...

    Authors: Ye Guo, Xu Wang, Jun Xiao, Yinghui Xu, Yangyang Cai, Chao Sun and Kewei Ma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1004

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Rigors are a significant adverse event during interleukin-2 (IL2) therapy for metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Meperidine has been a mainstay for rigor prophylaxis but there is a paucity of data r...

    Authors: Brian Khong, Benjamin O. Lawson, Junjie Ma, Cheryl McGovern, Joan K. Van Atta, Abhijit Ray and Hung T. Khong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1007

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the HPV positivity rate in patients with laryngeal cancer, and to determine the effect of HPV positivity on survival. An additional aim was to determine if patients with ...

    Authors: Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ebru Sener, Sefik Hosal, Mustafa Cengiz, Ibrahim Gullu and Gaye Guler Tezel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1005

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  48. Content type: Case report

    Sarcomas that arise from the scapula or periscapular soft tissues often require a total scapulectomy. This often implies a large complex tissue defect that needs adequate reconstruction of both bone and soft t...

    Authors: Giovanni Beltrami, Gabriele Ristori, Guido Scoccianti, Angela Tamburini, Rodolfo Capanna, Domenico Campanacci and Marco Innocenti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1003

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