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  1. Content type: Research article

    The methylation status of oxygen 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter has been associated with treatment response in glioblastoma(GBM). Using pre-operative MRI techniques to predict MGMT promo...

    Authors: Yu Han, Lin-Feng Yan, Xi-Bin Wang, Ying-Zhi Sun, Xin Zhang, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Hai-Yan Nan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Yang Yang, Jin Zhang, Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Qiang Tian, Bo Hu, Gang Xiao, Wen Wang…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:215

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  2. Content type: Research article

    MYCN is amplified in small cell lung cancers and several pediatric tumors, including alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas and neuroblastomas. MYCN protein is known to play a key oncogenic role in both alveolar rhabdomyosar...

    Authors: Eleanor M. O’Brien, Joanna L. Selfe, Ana Sofia Martins, Zoë S. Walters and Janet M. Shipley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:217

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a rare and aggressive solid tumor, with high rates of local recurrence and distant metastasis, and poor prognosis. There are no established treatment guidelines for PHA.

    Authors: Yu Qiao, Jihong Yang, Lili Liu, Yixin Zeng, Jie Ma, Jing Jia, Li Zhang, Xiaoguang Li, Peihong Wu, Wenchao Wang, Dongge Liu, Huan Chen, Yunbo Zhao, Huan Xi and Yao Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:212

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is increasingly applied in patients with multiple brain metastases and is expected to have less adverse effects in cognitive functioning than whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT...

    Authors: Wietske C. M. Schimmel, Eline Verhaak, Patrick E. J. Hanssens, Karin Gehring and Margriet M. Sitskoorn

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:218

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Aberrant crypt foci (ACF) are commonly considered the early pre-cancerous lesions that can progress to colorectal cancer (CRC). The available literature data reveal that age, dietary factors and lifestyle can ...

    Authors: Marek Kowalczyk, Marcin Orłowski, Piotr Siermontowski, Dariusz Mucha, Krzysztof Zinkiewicz, Waldemar Kurpiewski, Ewa Zieliński, Iwona Kowalczyk and Agnieszka Pedrycz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:213

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patient characteristics and survival outcomes in randomized trials may be different from those in real-life clinical practice. The objective of this study was to describe treatment pathways, safety, drug costs...

    Authors: Rana Maroun, Laura Mitrofan, Laure Benjamin, Gaelle Nachbaur, Franck Maunoury, Philippe Le Jeunne and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:214

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is currently limited information regarding the prognostic ability of the dNLR-PNI (the combination of the derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio [dNLR] and prognostic nutritional index [PNI]) for hepatoc...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Lei Li, Wu-sheng Lu, Hua Du, Lu-nan Yan, Tian-fu Wen, Wu-ran Wei, Li Jiang and Ming-qing Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:216

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) has been shown to enable monitoring of treatment response and early detection of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) recurrence. The aim of this study was to compare...

    Authors: Hanna Huebner, Peter A. Fasching, Walter Gumbrecht, Sebastian Jud, Claudia Rauh, Mark Matzas, Peter Paulicka, Katja Friedrich, Michael P. Lux, Bernhard Volz, Paul Gass, Lothar Häberle, Franziska Meier-Stiegen, Andreas Hartkopf, Hans Neubauer, Katrin Almstedt…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:204

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Minichromosome Maintenance family (MCMs), as replication licensing factors, is involved in the pathogenesis of tumors. Here, we investigated the expression of MCMs and their values in hepatocellular carcinoma ...

    Authors: Zhikun Liu, Jie Li, Jun Chen, Qiaonan Shan, Haojiang Dai, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Xiao Xu and Shusen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:200

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Mammography screening is used to detect breast cancer at an early treatable stage, reducing breast cancer mortality. Traditionally, breast cancer has been seen as a disease with only progressive lesions, and h...

    Authors: Åsbjørn Schumacher Westvik, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Jan Mæhlen and Knut Liestøl

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:209

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Improvements in detection and treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) translate into more men living with PCa, who are therefore potentially at risk of a secondly diagnosed primary tumour (SDPTs). Little is known a...

    Authors: Cecilia Bosco, Hans Garmo, Niklas Hammar, Göran Walldius, Ingmar Jungner, Håkan Malmström, Lars Holmberg and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:205

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Though peritoneal carcinomatosis reflects a late stage of colorectal cancer (CRC), only few patients present with synchronous or metachronous liver metastases alongside their peritoneal carcinomatosis. It is h...

    Authors: Sabine Heublein, Markus Albertsmeier, David Pfeifer, Lisa Loehrs, Alexandr V. Bazhin, Thomas Kirchner, Jens Werner, Jens Neumann and Martin Kurt Angele

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:201

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Survival advantage following trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is variable in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We combined pre-TACE radiologic features to derive a novel prognostic signature...

    Authors: David J. Pinato, Madhava Pai, Isabella Reccia, Markand Patel, Alexandros Giakoustidis, Georgios Karamanakos, Azelea Rushd, Shiraz Jamshaid, Alberto Oldani, Glenda Grossi, Mario Pirisi, Paul Tait and Rohini Sharma

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:211

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have shown that breast cancer subtype can change from the primary tumour to the recurrence. Discordance between primary and recurrent breast cancer has implications for further treatment and ult...

    Authors: Peter F. McAnena, James AL Brown, A. Ramli, C. Curran, C. Malone, R. McLaughlin, K. Barry, Brown JAL and M. J. Kerin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:203

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the prevalence of metastatic tumors involving the myocardium and study their presentation in order to increase awareness to their existence.

    Authors: Ivana Burazor, Sarit Aviel-Ronen, Massimo Imazio, Orly Goitein, Marina Perelman, Natalia Shelestovich, Ninoslav Radovanovic, Vladimir Kanjuh, Iris Barshack and Yehuda Adler

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:202

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidence suggest that autophagy plays a pivotal role in various anticancer therapies, including photodynamic therapy (PDT), acting as a pro-death or pro-survival mechanism in a context-dependent m...

    Authors: Antoni Domagala, Joanna Stachura, Magdalena Gabrysiak, Angelika Muchowicz, Radoslaw Zagozdzon, Jakub Golab and Malgorzata Firczuk

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:210

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Treatment with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the gold standard adjuvant immunotherapy of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), although it fails in one third of the patients. NMIBC expresses two tumor-a...

    Authors: Paulo F. Severino, Mariana Silva, Mylene Carrascal, Nadia Malagolini, Mariella Chiricolo, Giulia Venturi, Roberto Barbaro Forleo, Annalisa Astolfi, Mariangela Catera, Paula A. Videira and Fabio Dall’Olio

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:198

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Radiological monitoring of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) using modified RECIST criteria is limited by low sensitivity and inter-observer variability. Serial serum mesothelin measurement has shown utilit...

    Authors: Duneesha de Fonseka, David T. Arnold, Louise Stadon, Anna Morley, Emma Keenan, Michael Darby, Lynne Armstrong, Paul Virgo and Nick A. Maskell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:199

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  19. Content type: Review

    Fertility preservation (FP) is a major determinant of quality of life after cancer remission for women who may not have achieved their ideal family size. This article describes the FP services and strategy cur...

    Authors: Kathleen Melan, Frederic Amant, Jacqueline Veronique-Baudin, Clarisse Joachim and Eustase Janky

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:192

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    The aim of the present trial is to investigate a new option of skin protection in order to reduce the rate of grade ≥ 2 skin toxicity in patients receiving radiotherapy alone or radiochemotherapy for locally a...

    Authors: Carlos Narvaez, Claudia Doemer, Christian Idel, Cornelia Setter, Denise Olbrich, Zaza Ujmajuridze, Jesper Hansen Carl and Dirk Rades

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:197

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  21. Content type: Research article

    RECORD-4 assessed everolimus in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who progressed after 1 prior anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or cytokine and reinforced the clinical benefit ...

    Authors: Lin Yang, Anna Alyasova, Dingwei Ye, Antonia Ridolfi, Luca Dezzani and Robert J. Motzer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:195

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