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  1. Content type: Research article

    A systematic review was conducted to assess the diagnostic test accuracy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based microsatellite instability (MSI) testing for identifying Lynch syndrome in patients with colore...

    Authors: Helen Coelho, Tracey Jones-Hughes, Tristan Snowsill, Simon Briscoe, Nicola Huxley, Ian M. Frayling and Chris Hyde

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:836

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Low serum selenium status has been associated with increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). East Africa is a region of high ESCC incidence and is known to have low soil selenium levels, but...

    Authors: Natalie R. Pritchett, Stephen L. Burgert, Gwen A. Murphy, John D. Brockman, Russell E. White, Justus Lando, Robert Chepkwony, Mark D. Topazian, Christian C. Abnet, Sanford M. Dawsey and Michael M. Mwachiro

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:835

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, metastasis remains the main cause of death. Since migration of tumor cells is considered a prerequisite for tumor cell invasion and meta...

    Authors: Thao N. D. Pham, Bethany E. Perez White, Huiping Zhao, Fariborz Mortazavi and Debra A. Tonetti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:832

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a prevalent complication secondary to cancer treatments which significantly impacts the physical and psychological health of breast cancer survivors. Previous researc...

    Authors: G. David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Angela Spontelli Gisselman, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J. Anders and Steve Tumilty

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:833

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Lymphocyte Function-Associated Antigen-1 (LFA-1; CD18/CD11a) is one of the main adhesion molecules used by immune cells to infiltrate the liver under inflammatory conditions. Recently, the expression of this i...

    Authors: Aitor Benedicto, Joana Marquez, Alba Herrero, Elvira Olaso, Elzbieta Kolaczkowska and Beatriz Arteta

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:827

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite guidelines for cervical cancer prevention in low-resource countries, a very small proportion of women in these settings undergo screening, and even fewer women are successfully treated. Using pilot dat...

    Authors: Megan J. Huchko, James G. Kahn, Jennifer S. Smith, Robert A. Hiatt, Craig R. Cohen and Elizabeth Bukusi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:826

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a key role in lung cancer progression and drug resistance. The dynamics and stability of gene expression patterns as cancer cells transition from E to M at ...

    Authors: Daifeng Wang, John D. Haley and Patricia Thompson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:830

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To appraise the ability of a radiomics based analysis to predict local response and overall survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Authors: Luca Cozzi, Nicola Dinapoli, Antonella Fogliata, Wei-Chung Hsu, Giacomo Reggiori, Francesca Lobefalo, Margarita Kirienko, Martina Sollini, Davide Franceschini, Tiziana Comito, Ciro Franzese, Marta Scorsetti and Po-Ming Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:829

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Overexpression of Cullin7 is associated with some types of malignancies. However, the part of Cullin7 in hepatocellular carcinoma remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Cullin7 i...

    Authors: Jun An, Zhigang Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Ruizhi Wang, Dayang Hui and Yi Jin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:828

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is typically mediated by deposition of immune complexes and is related to many causes, including medication. To the best of our knowledge, leukocytoclastic vasculitis related to cis...

    Authors: Júlia Coelho França Quintanilha, Marília Berlofa Visacri, Laís Sampaio Amaral, Carmen Silvia Passos Lima, Maria Letícia Cintra and Patricia Moriel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:831

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  11. Content type: Research article

    18F–fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has been employed to define radiotherapy targets using a threshold based on the standardised ...

    Authors: Alta Y. T. Lai, Jose A. U. Perucho, Xiaopei Xu, Edward S. Hui and Elaine Y. P. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:825

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The association of malnutrition in early life with breast cancer risk has been studied in Europe by investigating survivors of the Dutch Hunger Winter Famine, but not in China. We evaluated the effect of expos...

    Authors: Dandan He, Yuan Fang, Marc J. Gunter, Dongli Xu, Yanping Zhao, Jie Zhou, Hong Fang and Wang Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:824

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today’s survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse...

    Authors: Corina S. Rueegg, Susi Kriemler, Simeon J. Zuercher, Christina Schindera, Andrea Renner, Helge Hebestreit, Christian Meier, Prisca Eser and Nicolas X. von der Weid

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:822

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In spite of the increasing incidence of in situ breast cancer, the information about the risk factors of in situ breast cancer (DCIS) is scarce as compared to the information available for invasive ductal brea...

    Authors: Hyeonyoung Ko, Jinyoung Shin, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Tuong Linh Nguyen, John Llewelyn Hopper and Yun-Mi Song

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:821

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The need for novel biomarkers that could aid in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) detection, together with the relevance of Matrix Metalloproteases (MMPs) -1, -2, -7, -9 and -10 in lung tumorigenesis, prompte...

    Authors: Sonia Blanco-Prieto, Leticia Barcia-Castro, María Páez de la Cadena, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Berrocal, Lorena Vázquez-Iglesias, María Isabel Botana-Rial, Alberto Fernández-Villar and Loretta De Chiara

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:823

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Genistein has been known to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in several kinds of cancer cells. While knowledge of genistein in regulating epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) of colon cancer cells...

    Authors: Panpan Zhou, Chunling Wang, Zebin Hu, Wenruo Chen, Wentao Qi and Aike Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:813

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Danish cancer patients have lower survival rates than patients in many other western countries. Half of the patients present with non-alarm symptoms and thus have a long diagnostic pathway. Consequently, an ur...

    Authors: Esben Næser, Henrik Møller, Ulrich Fredberg, Jan Frystyk and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:817

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy and safety of eribulin in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer has been demonstrated in phase III trials. However, as patients receiving eribulin in daily practice do not nec...

    Authors: Sakura Iizumi, Tatsunori Shimoi, Natsuko Tsushita, Seiko Bun, Akihiko Shimomura, Emi Noguchi, Makoto Kodaira, Mayu Yunokawa, Kan Yonemori, Chikako Shimizu, Yasuhiro Fujiwara and Kenji Tamura

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:819

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in methodologies utilizing “big data” have allowed researchers to investigate the use of common internet search engines as a real time tool to track disease. Little is known about its utility w...

    Authors: Xiaodong Huang, Peter Baade, Danny R. Youlden, Philippa H. Youl, Wenbiao Hu and Michael G. Kimlin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:816

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    For metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), conventional radiotherapy with 10 × 3 Gy in 2 weeks results in better local progression-free survival (LPFS) than 5 × 4 Gy in 1 week. Since patients with MSCC are...

    Authors: Dirk Rades, Jon Cacicedo, Antonio J. Conde-Moreno, Claudia Doemer, Jürgen Dunst, Darejan Lomidze, Barbara Segedin, Denise Olbrich and Niels Henrik Holländer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:818

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a promising biomarker for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix, because it is over-expressed in various cancers of epithelial origin. However, EpCAM ...

    Authors: Warangkana Chantima, Charin Thepthai, Pornsuk Cheunsuchon and Tararaj Dharakul

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:811

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level can be an indicator of the early stage of infectious complications. However, its utility in advanced esophageal cancer patients who receive radical esophagectomy with two- ...

    Authors: Kazuki Kano, Toru Aoyama, Tetsushi Nakajima, Yukio Maezawa, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Tsutomu Sato, Takashi Oshima, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa and Takashi Ogata

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:812

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