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  1. Content type: Research article

    Genomic initiatives such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) contain data from -omics profiling of thousands of tumor samples, which may be used to decipher cancer signaling, and related alterations. Managing an...

    Authors: Marta Lucchetta, Isabelle da Piedade, Mohamed Mounir, Marina Vabistsevits, Thilde Terkelsen and Elena Papaleo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:824

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    Natural killer (NK) cell dysfunction following cancer surgery has been shown to promote metastases. Recent studies demonstrate an emerging role for lipids in the modulation of NK cell innate responses. However...

    Authors: Seyedeh Raheleh Niavarani, Christine Lawson, Orneala Bakos, Marie Boudaud, Cory Batenchuk, Samuel Rouleau and Lee-Hwa Tai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:823

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    There is currently no evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype affects survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to investigate whether the HCV genotype affected the surv...

    Authors: Hye Kyong Park, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Bin Im, Changjo Im, Ra Ri Cha, Wan Soo Kim, Hyun Chin Cho, Jae Min Lee, Hyun Jin Kim, Tae Hyo Kim, Woon Tae Jung and Ok-Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:822

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  4. Content type: Research article

    miR-182-5p (miR-182) is an oncogenic microRNA (miRNA) found in different tumor types and one of the most up-regulated miRNA in colorectal cancer (CRC). Although this microRNA is expressed in the early steps of...

    Authors: Lisa Perilli, Sofia Tessarollo, Laura Albertoni, Matteo Curtarello, Anna Pastò, Efrem Brunetti, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge, Stefano Indraccolo, Alberto Amadori, Stefania Bortoluzzi and Paola Zanovello

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:821

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Progression of breast cancer involves both genetic and epigenetic factors. Parkin gene has been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in the pathogenesis of various cancers. Nevertheless, the putative role of Par...

    Authors: Khushnuma Wahabi, Ahmad Perwez, Shabeena Kamarudheen, Zafar Iqbal Bhat, Anurag Mehta and M. Moshahid A. Rizvi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:820

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in elderly patients remains a great challenge. In this prospective single arm study (ChiCTR-OPC-15006492), we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel consolidatio...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Li, Yuexin Dong, Ya Li, Ruibao Ren, Wen Wu, Hongming Zhu, Yunxiang Zhang, Jiong Hu and Junmin Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:819

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as a disease biomarker in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) that can be used for treatment response evaluation and early...

    Authors: Pei Meng, Jiacong Wei, Yiqun Geng, Shaobin Chen, Miente Martijn Terpstra, Qiongyi Huang, Qian Zhang, Zuoqing Su, Wanchun Yu, Min Su, Klaas Kok, Anke van den Berg and Jiang Gu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:818

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Adoptive transfer of immune cells such as T cells and natural killer (NK) cells has emerged as a targeted method of controlling the immune system against cancer. Despite their significant therapeutic potential...

    Authors: Jung-Won Choi, Eui Soo Lee, Se Young Kim, Su Il Park, Sena Oh, Jung Hwa Kang, Hyun Aae Ryu and Seahyoung Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:817

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has emerged as a new treatment option for patients with oligometastatic disease. SABR delivers precise, high-dose, hypofractionated radiotherapy, and achieves excellen...

    Authors: David A. Palma, Robert Olson, Stephen Harrow, Rohann J. M. Correa, Famke Schneiders, Cornelis J. A. Haasbeek, George B. Rodrigues, Michael Lock, Brian P. Yaremko, Glenn S. Bauman, Belal Ahmad, Devin Schellenberg, Mitchell Liu, Stewart Gaede, Joanna Laba, Liam Mulroy…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:816

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Current advancements in neoadjuvant therapy and total mesorectal excision have engendered increased local control. However, the survival benefit of preoperative radiotherapy (RT; 5 × 5 Gy) in rectal cancer pat...

    Authors: Yi-Hung Kuo, Chia-Hsuan Lai, Cheng-Yi Huang, Chih-Jung Chen, Yun-Ching Huang, Wen-Shih Huang and Chih-Chien Chin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:815

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The co-occurrence of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and pancreatic tumor (PaT) has been previously reported. Pure AIP cases have favorable prognosis and are primarily treated with steroids, while AIP cas...

    Authors: Pei Xiang, Xiaoling Zhang, Chaoyang Wang, Yuejiao Lang, Ling Xu, Li Huang, Jingxian Shen and Shi-Ting Feng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:814

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS), including hydrogen peroxide, drive differentiation of normal fibroblasts into activated fibroblasts, which can generate high amounts of hydrogen peroxide themselves, thereby incr...

    Authors: Agnieszka Jezierska-Drutel, Shireen Attaran, Barbara L. Hopkins, John J. Skoko, Steven A. Rosenzweig and Carola A. Neumann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:812

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diets that restrict energy or macronutrient intake (e.g. fasting/ketogenic diets (KDs)) may selectively protect non-tumour cells during cancer treatment. Previous reviews have focused on a subset of dietary re...

    Authors: Ellie Shingler, Rachel Perry, Alexandra Mitchell, Clare England, Claire Perks, Georgia Herbert, Andy Ness and Charlotte Atkinson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:811

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer. G-protein coupled receptor 64 (GPR64) belongs to a family of adhesion GPCRs and plays an important role in male fertility. However, the function of G...

    Authors: Jong Il Ahn, Jung-Yoon Yoo, Tae Hoon Kim, Young Im Kim, Russell R. Broaddus, Ji Yeon Ahn, Jeong Mook Lim and Jae-Wook Jeong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:810

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Eradication of minimal residual disease (MRD), at the end of Fludarabine-Cyclophosphamide-Rituximab (FCR) treatment, is a validated surrogate marker for progression-free and overall survival in chronic lymphoc...

    Authors: Martin Gauthier, Françoise Durrieu, Elodie Martin, Michael Peres, François Vergez, Thomas Filleron, Lucie Obéric, Fontanet Bijou, Anne Quillet Mary and Loic Ysebaert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:809

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Communication between health care provider and patients in oncology presents challenges. Communication skills training have been frequently developed to address those. Given the complexity of communication tra...

    Authors: F. Fischer, S. Helmer, A. Rogge, J. I. Arraras, A. Buchholz, A. Hannawa, M. Horneber, A. Kiss, M. Rose, W. Söllner, B. Stein, J. Weis, P. Schofield and C. M. Witt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:808

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The association between oral contraceptive (OC) use and long-term mortality remains uncertain and previous studies have reported conflicting findings. We aim to assess the long-term impact of OC use on all-cau...

    Authors: Ula Nur, Darline El Reda, Dana Hashim and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:807

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Few diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers are available for head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have shown promise as biomarkers in other cancer types and in some cases...

    Authors: Madeleine Sassenberg, Johanna Droop, Wolfgang A. Schulz, Dimo Dietrich, Sophia Marie Loick, Constanze Wiek, Kathrin Scheckenbach, Nadine T. Gaisa and Michèle J. Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:806

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Clinical features of Asian melanoma patients are distinct from those of Western patients. This study was designed to determine the molecular and clinical characteristics of Asian melanoma patients treated with...

    Authors: Jiyun Lee, Su Jin Lee, Kyung Kim, Seung Tae Kim, Kee-Taek Jang and Jeeyun Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:805

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Protein kinase C iota (PKCι) and protein kinase C zeta (PKCζ) are two atypical protein kinase (aPKC) enzymes that contribute to cell proliferation and cancer development. The Hippo/YAP pathway is commonly disr...

    Authors: Kyung-Hee Kim, Chaeuk Chung, Jin-Man Kim, Dahye Lee, Sang Yeon Cho, Tae Hee Lee, Hyun Jin Cho and Min-Kyung Yeo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:804

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The risk of lymph node positivity in early-stage colon cancer is a parameter that impacts therapeutic recommendations. However, little is known about the effect of age on lymph node positivity in colon cancer ...

    Authors: Xin Xie, Jianhao Yin, Zhangjian Zhou, Chengxue Dang, Hao Zhang and Yong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:803

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To validate the utility of the chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) as prognostic marker in patients with localized and metastatic germ cell tumors (GCT).

    Authors: Christian Daniel Fankhauser, Lisa Roth, Nico Christian Grossmann, Benedikt Kranzbühler, Daniel Eberli, Tullio Sulser, Holger Moch, Peter-Karl Bode, Joerg Beyer and Thomas Hermanns

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:802

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Plasma cell disorders are a rare group of hematological malignancies that accounts for 10% of all hematological neoplasms. Solitary plasmacytomas are rarer entities accounting for less than 5% of all the plasm...

    Authors: Sridevi Hanaganahalli Basavaiah, Flora D. Lobo, Cheryl Sarah Philipose, Pooja K. Suresh, Saraswathy Sreeram, Hema Kini, Kausalya K. Sahu and Krishna Prasad

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:801

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of breast cancer; however, its association with subsequent risk of breast cancer death is unclear.

    Authors: Huiyan Ma, Kathleen E. Malone, Jill A. McDonald, Polly A. Marchbanks, Giske Ursin, Brian L. Strom, Michael S. Simon, Jane Sullivan-Halley, Leslie Bernstein and Yani Lu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:800

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  25. Content type: Case report

    We report an extremely rare case of vaginal clear cell carcinoma, which originated from the malignant transformation of vaginal adenosis without prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure.

    Authors: Lihong Pang, Lei Li, Lan Zhu, Jinghe Lang and Yalan Bi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:798

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To demonstrate that post-therapy pathological tumor volume (ypTV) should be considered as an independent prognostic factor in advanced gastric cancer (GC) patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) ...

    Authors: Xiaolong Tang, Qingsi He, Hui Qu, Guorui Sun, Jia Liu, Lei Gao, Jingbo Shi, Jianhong Ye and Yahang Liang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:797

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Histology is a traditional way to classify subtypes of thymoma, because of low cost and convenience. Yet, due to the diverse morphology of thymoma, this method increases the complexity of histopathologic class...

    Authors: Liang-Chuan Lai, Qiang-Ling Sun, Yu-An Chen, Yi-Wen Hsiao, Tzu-Pin Lu, Mong-Hsun Tsai, Lei Zhu, Eric Y. Chuang and Wentao Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:796

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The real-world incidence of chronic liver damage after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is unclear. LiverT, a retrospective, observational study, assessed liver function deterioration after a single TACE...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Miksad, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Fang Xia, Marc Fellous and Fabio Piscaglia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:795

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  29. Content type: Research article

    PALETTE is a phase 3 trial that demonstrated single-agent activity of pazopanib in advanced soft tissue sarcomas (aSTS). We performed retrospective subgroup analyses to explore potential relationships between ...

    Authors: Axel Le Cesne, Sebastian Bauer, George D. Demetri, Guangyang Han, Luca Dezzani, Qasim Ahmad, Jean-Yves Blay, Ian Judson, Patrick Schöffski, Massimo Aglietta, Peter Hohenberger and Hans Gelderblom

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:794

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The treatment strategy for brain metastasis (BM) in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) -mutant lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) remains controversial. In the present study, we compared the efficacy...

    Authors: Yanxin Chen, Jianping Wei, Jing Cai and Anwen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:793

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a serious complication of myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Clinical practice guidelines recommend routine prophylactic coverage with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)—such...

    Authors: Derek Weycker, Robin Doroff, Ahuva Hanau, Charles Bowers, Rajesh Belani, David Chandler, Alexander Lonshteyn, Mark Bensink and Gary H. Lyman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:792

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Roles of cancer stem cells and early growth response gene 1 (Egr1) in carcinogenesis have been extensively studied in lung cancer. However, the role of Egr1 in the metastasis of lung cancer remains undetermine...

    Authors: Yin-Hsun Feng, Yu-Chu Su, Shuo-Fu Lin, Pey-Ru Lin, Chao-Liang Wu, Chao-Ling Tung, Chien-Feng Li, Gia-Shing Shieh and Ai-Li Shiau

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:791

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of volumetric parameters on 18F- fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in gastric-cancer patients, accor...

    Authors: Guobing Liu, Yan Hu, Xi Cheng, Yan Wang, Yushen Gu, Tianshu Liu and Hongcheng Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:790

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The molecular mechanisms underlying HBV-associated HCC pathogenesis is still unclear. Genetic alterations in cancer-related ...

    Authors: Fung-Yu Huang, Danny Ka-Ho Wong, Vivien Wai-Man Tsui, Wai-Kay Seto, Lung-Yi Mak, Tan-To Cheung, Keane K.-Y. Lai and Man-Fung Yuen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:789

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  35. Content type: Research article

    NETTER-1 trial demonstrated high efficacy and low toxicity of four cycles of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) in patients with metastasized NET. The present study evaluates the outcome of further P...

    Authors: S. Rudisile, A. Gosewisch, V. Wenter, M. Unterrainer, G. Böning, F. J. Gildehaus, W. P. Fendler, C. J. Auernhammer, C. Spitzweg, P. Bartenstein, A. Todica and H. Ilhan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:788

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Inherited pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most common causes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). The risk of developing breast cancer by age 80 in women carrying a BRCA1 pathogenic vari...

    Authors: Ilnaz Sepahi, Ulrike Faust, Marc Sturm, Kristin Bosse, Martin Kehrer, Tilman Heinrich, Kathrin Grundman-Hauser, Peter Bauer, Stephan Ossowski, Hana Susak, Raymonda Varon, Evelin Schröck, Dieter Niederacher, Bernd Auber, Christian Sutter, Norbert Arnold…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:787

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Data indicate that primary cutaneous melanomas are characterized by clonal heterogeneity associated with oncogenic drivers. Less data are available on the clonal changes occurring during melanoma progression. ...

    Authors: V. Doma, S. Kárpáthy, E. Rásó, T. Barbai and J. Tímár

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:786

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The prognostic role of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been found in several kinds of solid malignant tumor, but has never been extensively discussed in pancreatic cancer, especially through the applicati...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Xiao, Jian Lu, Wei Chang, Ying Chen, Xiaomei Li, Dehui Li, Chuanzhi Xu and Haijun Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:785

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Many patients diagnosed with oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) present with advanced disease and approximately half present with metastatic disease. Patients with localised disease, who are managed with curativ...

    Authors: Becky A. S. Bibby, Cecelia S. Miranda, John V. Reynolds, Christopher J. Cawthorne and Stephen G. Maher

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:784

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The most recent results of Global Cancer Statistics indicated that gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, colorectal, esophageal, and liver cancers, are among the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwid...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Somi, Roya Dolatkhah, Sepideh Sepahi, Mina Belalzadeh, Shahnaz Naghashi and Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:782

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to compare the oncological outcomes and clinical efficacy of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) and open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) in patients with pancreatic ductal adeno...

    Authors: Yu-Li Jiang, Ren-Chao Zhang and Yu-Cheng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:781

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have highlighted that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can bind to microRNA (miRNA) sites as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs), thereby affecting and regulating the expression of mRNAs and targ...

    Authors: Rui-Sheng Zhou, En-Xin Zhang, Qin-Feng Sun, Zeng-Jie Ye, Jian-Wei Liu, Dai-Han Zhou and Ying Tang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:779

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Adjunct testosterone therapy improves lean body mass, quality of life, and physical activity in patients with advanced cancers; however, the effects of testosterone on cardiac morphology and function are unkno...

    Authors: Jessica M. Scott, E. Lichar Dillon, Michael Kinsky, Albert Chamberlain, Susan McCammon, Daniel Jupiter, Maurice Willis, Sandra Hatch, Gwyn Richardson, Christopher Danesi, Kathleen Randolph, William Durham, Traver Wright, Randall Urban and Melinda Sheffield-Moore

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:778

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer in young patients is rare and has unique clinicopathological features. However, the molecular features of lung cancer in these patients are unclear. In this study, we aimed to describe the molecula...

    Authors: Zhen Chen, Xiao Teng, Jing Zhang, Ke Huang, Qian Shen, He Cao, Huisong Luo, Yanting Yuan and Xiaodong Teng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:777

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®, T-DM1) is an antibody-drug conjugate used to treat HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) overexpressing metastatic breast cancer. In this report, we present the first...

    Authors: Chung Young Kim, Namju Kim, Ho-Kyung Choung and Sang In Khwarg

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:774

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