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  1. Content type: Research article

    Treatment with nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine increases survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. However, the assessment of treatment efficacy and safety in non-selected patients in a real-life...

    Authors: Ana Fernández, Mercedes Salgado, Adelaida García, Elvira Buxò, Ruth Vera, Jorge Adeva, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Guillermo Quintero, Cristina Llorca, Mamen Cañabate, Luis Jesús López, Andrés Muñoz, Patricia Ramírez, Paula González, Carlos López, Margarita Reboredo…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1185

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    Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and young adults that produces aberrant osteoid. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of 2-deoxy-2-[18F-] fluoro-D-glucose ([18F] FDG) a...

    Authors: María Collantes, Naiara Martínez-Vélez, Marta Zalacain, Lucia Marrodán, Margarita Ecay, María José García-Velloso, Marta María Alonso, Ana Patiño-García and Iván Peñuelas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1193

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    The nudix family member enzyme MutT homologue-1 (MTH1) hydrolyses the oxidized nucleotides 8-oxo-dGTP and 2-hydroxy-dATP and thus prevents the incorporation of damaged nucleotides into nuclear and mitochondria...

    Authors: Mosche Pompsch, Julia Vogel, Fabian Classen, Philip Kranz, George Iliakis, Helena Riffkin, Ulf Brockmeier and Eric Metzen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1190

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract commonly result in malnutrition, which increases morbidity and mortality. Current nutrition best practice lacks a mechanism to provide early and intensive nutrition ...

    Authors: Kate Furness, Catherine E. Huggins, Lauren Hanna, Mary Anne Silvers, Paul Cashin, Liang Low, Daniel Croagh and Terry P. Haines

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1181

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    Recently, microRNA-20a (miR-20a) has been reported to influence the clinical features and may have prognostic value in human cancers. The present meta-analysis assessed the prognostic role of miR-20a in variou...

    Authors: Donghua Huang, Yizhong Peng, Kaige Ma, Xiangyu Deng, Lu Tang, Doudou Jing and Zengwu Shao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1189

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    Few studies have focused on quality of life (QoL) after treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). There are still questions as to which surgical procedure, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurect...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Schwartz, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Andrea Wolf, Raja M. Flores and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1188

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    The presence of hypoxic areas is common in all breast lesions but no data clearly correlate low oxygenation with the acquisition of malignant features by non-invasive cells, particularly by cells from ductal c...

    Authors: Yasamin Al-Qassab, Silvia Grassilli, Federica Brugnoli, Federica Vezzali, Silvano Capitani and Valeria Bertagnolo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1194

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To explore the diagnostic value of FAM19A4 methylation in high-risk human papilloma virus (hrHPV)-positive cervical samples from Chinese women for estimating cervical cancer or its precancerous lesions.

    Authors: Qiaowen Bu, Sanfeng Wang, Jian Ma, Xiangcheng Zhou, Guiying Hu, Hua Deng, Xiaoli Sun, Xiaoshan Hong, Hengying Wu, Liang Zhang and Xiping Luo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1182

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To investigate whether PET/CT-guided bone marrow biopsy adds complementary information for evaluation of bone marrow involvement (BMI) in newly diagnosed lymphomas.

    Authors: Bing Hao, Long Zhao, Na-na Luo, Dan Ruan, Yi-zhen Pang, Wei Guo, Hao Fu, Xiu-yu Guo, Zuo-ming Luo, Jing Wu, Hao-jun Chen, Hua Wu and Long Sun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1192

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    Oesophageal carcinoma is one of the leading cancers in Sri Lanka. Recent advances in treatment modalities have drastically improved the survival of these patients. However, the quality of life (QoL) among the ...

    Authors: Ishanka Ayeshwari Talagala and Carukshi Arambepola

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1184

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    Standard therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer with chemotherapy and conventional radiation has suboptimal outcomes. We hypothesized that a combination of surgery followed by stereotactic body radia...

    Authors: Anurag K. Singh, Mark Hennon, Sung Jun Ma, Todd L. Demmy, Anthony Picone, Elizabeth U. Dexter, Chumy Nwogu, Kristopher Attwood, Wei Tan, Gregory M. Hermann, Simon Fung-Kee-Fung, Harish K. Malhotra, Sai Yendamuri and Jorge A. Gomez-Suescun

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1183

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    The dysregulation of miR-663a is frequently observed in many human cancers. However, the functional role and precise mechanism of miR-663a have been controversial in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and need to ...

    Authors: Chengshuo Zhang, Baomin Chen, Ao Jiao, Feng Li, Ning Sun, Guoqing Zhang and Jialin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1179

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    Changes in cellular metabolism are now recognized as potential drivers of cancer development, rather than as secondary consequences of disease. Here, we explore the mechanism by which metabolic changes depende...

    Authors: Diana Andrejeva, Jan-Michael Kugler, Hung Thanh Nguyen, Anders Malmendal, Mette Lind Holm, Birgitte Groenkaer Toft, Anand C. Loya and Stephen M. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1180

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to propose a prognostic scoring system based on preoperative serum apolipoprotein A-1 and C-reactive protein (ApoA-1 and CRP, AC score) levels and to evaluate the prognostic value of ...

    Authors: Minjie Mao, Xueping Wang, Hui Sheng, Yijun Liu, Lin Zhang, Shuqin Dai and Pei-dong Chi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1178

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cachexia is a multisystem syndrome characterized by weight loss, anorexia, loss of muscle mass, systemic inflammation, insulin resistance, and functional decline. Management of cachexia involves addressing mul...

    Authors: Shailesh M. Advani, Pragati G. Advani, Helena M. VonVille and Syed H. Jafri

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1174

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    It has been proposed that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) promote tumor progression by interacting with tumor cells and other stroma cells in the complex network of the tumor microenvironment. We characterize...

    Authors: Gloria Pelizzo, Veronica Veschi, Melissa Mantelli, Stefania Croce, Vincenzo Di Benedetto, Paolo D’Angelo, Alice Maltese, Laura Catenacci, Tiziana Apuzzo, Emanuela Scavo, Antonia Moretta, Matilde Todaro, Giorgio Stassi, Maria Antonietta Avanzini and Valeria Calcaterra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1176

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    Previous epidemiological studies aimed at describing characteristics of breast (BC) and ovarian cancer (OC) patients tend to examine Hispanic populations using a mix of individuals that come from ethnically di...

    Authors: Ariel Rodriguez-Velazquez, Rosa Velez, Jean Carlo Lafontaine, Claudia B. Colon-Echevarria, Rocio D. Lamboy-Caraballo, Ingrid Ramirez, Adalberto Mendoza, Patricia Casbas-Hernandez and Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1177

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The incidence and mortality from prostate cancer is expected to increase in the next decade in Thailand. Despite the perceived lower risk in this population vs. developed, western countries, it is becoming an ...

    Authors: Christian S. Alvarez, Eduardo Villamor, Rafael Meza, Laura S. Rozek, Hutcha Sriplung and Alison M. Mondul

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1175

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    Insulin resistance (IR) is closely associated with the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Acyclic retinoid (ACR) targets retinoid X receptor α and reportedly prevents HCC recurrence in clinical pra...

    Authors: Norihisa Nishimura, Kosuke Kaji, Mitsuteru Kitade, Yosuke Aihara, Shinya Sato, Kenichiro Seki, Yasuhiko Sawada, Hiroaki Takaya, Yasushi Okura, Hideto Kawaratani, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Akira Mitoro and Hitoshi Yoshiji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1164

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    Germline mutations in BAP1 have been associated with BAP1-Tumor Predisposition Syndrome (BAP1-TPDS), a predisposition to multiple tumors within a family that includes uveal melanoma (UM), cutaneous melanoma, mali...

    Authors: K. G. Ewens, E. Lalonde, J. Richards-Yutz, C. L. Shields and A. Ganguly

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1172

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Wnt signaling has been linked with P-glycoprotein (P-gp) overexpression and which was mainly mediated by β-catenin nuclear translocation. Flavonoids have already been reported as modulators of the Wnt/β-cateni...

    Authors: S. Mohana, M. Ganesan, N. Rajendra Prasad, D. Ananthakrishnan and D. Velmurugan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1168

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Crizotinib can target against mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which has been considered as a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). The objective of this stu...

    Authors: Rui-Lian Chen, Jun Zhao, Xu-Chao Zhang, Na-Na Lou, Hua-Jun Chen, Xue Yang, Jian Su, Zhi Xie, Qing Zhou, Hai-Yan Tu, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Hong-Hong Yan, Wei-Bang Guo, Yi-Long Wu and Jin-Ji Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1171

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is often a terminal event in end-stage cancer patients. The decision to intervene surgically is complex, given the risk of harm in patients with a limited lifespan. Therefore,...

    Authors: Sarah B. Bateni, Alicia A. Gingrich, Susan L. Stewart, Frederick J. Meyers, Richard J. Bold and Robert J. Canter

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1166

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Waixenicin A, a bioactive extract of soft coral Sarcothelia edmondsoni, has been shown to be anti-neoplastic. However, its mechanisms of action remain unclear. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and associated stemness fac...

    Authors: Kai Liu, Shao-Hua Xu, Zhao Chen, Qing-Xin Zeng, Zhi-Jun Li and Zhou-Miao Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1167

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Increasing evidence indicates that cetuximab (CET) combined with chemoradiotherapy may be effective for patients with esophageal cancer. However, the recent results are still contradictory and no consensus has...

    Authors: Ze-Hao Huang, Xiao-Wen Ma, Jing Zhang, Xiao Li, Na-Lin Lai and Sheng-Xiao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1170

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer survivors have an elevated risk of cognitive impairment compared to age-matched women without cancer. Causes of this impairment are complex, including both treatment and psychological factors. Mi...

    Authors: Gabriella Cifu, Melinda C. Power, Sarah Shomstein and Hannah Arem

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1163

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To determine the psychometric properties and minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) of the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) in advanced stage lung cancer patients.

    Authors: Mark de Mol, Sabine Visser, Joachim G. J. V. Aerts, Paul Lodder, Jolanda de Vries and Brenda L. den Oudsten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1173

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Supradiaphragmatic lymph node metastases (SdLNM) are frequently identified using 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in advanced epithelial ovarian cancers (AEOC). This study aimed t...

    Authors: In Ok Lee, Jung-Yun Lee, Hyun Jeong Kim, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Chang Young Lee, Won Jun Kang and Young Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1165

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  29. Content type: Research article

    There is evidence that derangement in serum electrolytes like sodium and potassium is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among hospitalized critically ill patients, but their role in the context...

    Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal, Hans Garmo, Niklas Hammar, Ingmar Jungner, Håkan Malmström, Göran Walldius and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1169

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the most common genital malignant tumor in women worldwide. However, the reliability of different detection methods may vary according to populations and epidemics. This study analyzed facto...

    Authors: Sulaiya Husaiyin, Lili Han, Lin Wang, Chunhua Ma, Zumurelaiti Ainiwaer, Nuermanguli Rouzi, Mireguli Akemujiang, Hatiguli Simayil, Zumulaiti Aniwa, Rouzi Nurimanguli and Mayinuer Niyazi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1162

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Because of the rarity of endometrioid borderline ovarian tumours (EBOTs), there is a paucity of data concerning the natural history and prognosis of this condition. Thus, the objective of our study was to esta...

    Authors: Shuang-zheng Jia, Jun-ji Zhang, Zhi-yong Liang, Jun-jun Yang, Yang Xiang, Cong-wei Jia and Jin-hua Leng

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1160

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    Decision making with advanced cancer patients is often associated with decisional conflict regarding treatment outcomes. This longitudinal multicenter study investigated German physicians’ course of decisional...

    Authors: Catharina Schoenfeld, Yves Libert, Heribert Sattel, Delphine Canivet, France Delevallez, Andreas Dinkel, Pascal O. Berberat, Alexander Wuensch and Darius Razavi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1161

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Glycosylation plays a critical role in the aggressiveness of pancreatic cancer (PC). Emerging evidences indicate significant involvement of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in PC aggressiveness. However, the importanc...

    Authors: Srikanth Barkeer, Seema Chugh, Saswati Karmakar, Garima Kaushik, Sanchita Rauth, Satyanarayana Rachagani, Surinder K. Batra and Moorthy P. Ponnusamy

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1157

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) belong to the promising targets in the therapy of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are predominantly detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...

    Authors: Claudia Vollbrecht, Dido Lenze, Michael Hummel, Annika Lehmann, Markus Moebs, Nikolaj Frost, Philipp Jurmeister, Leonille Schweizer, Udo Kellner, Manfred Dietel and Maximilian von Laffert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1158

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The group of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors continues to grow worldwide. Understanding health-related quality of life (HRQOL) determinants and consequences of HRQOL impairments in long-term CRC survivors ma...

    Authors: Ilka Ratjen, Clemens Schafmayer, Janna Enderle, Romina di Giuseppe, Sabina Waniek, Manja Koch, Greta Burmeister, Ute Nöthlings, Jochen Hampe, Sabrina Schlesinger and Wolfgang Lieb

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1156

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in subjects enrolling in clinical trials can impact not only safety of the patient but also study drug outcomes and data validity. This makes it critical to adequately screen and ...

    Authors: Lauren A. Marcath, Taylor D. Coe, Emily K. Hoylman, Bruce G. Redman and Daniel L. Hertz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1155

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) is the 2nd most frequent histological type of kidney cancer and accounts for approximately 15% of all renal cell carcinoma. It has a poorer prognosis than clear cell RCC (...

    Authors: Philippe Rochigneux, Jeanne Thomassin-Piana, Sophy Laibe, Serge Brunelle, Naji Salem, Bernard Escudier, Gilles Vassal and Gwenaelle Gravis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1159

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant tumor that threatens global human health. High PKM2 expression is widely reported in multiple cancers, especially in HCC. This study aimed to explore the effects o...

    Authors: Wen-Wen Lv, Dahai Liu, Xing-Cun Liu, Tie-Nan Feng, Lei Li, Bi-Yun Qian and Wen-Xing Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1150

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The effect of sleep duration on cancer risk remains controversial. We aimed to quantify the available evidence on this relationship using categorical and dose–response meta-analyses.

    Authors: Yuheng Chen, Fengwei Tan, Luopei Wei, Xin Li, Zhangyan Lyu, Xiaoshuang Feng, Yan Wen, Lanwei Guo, Jie He, Min Dai and Ni Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1149

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Fertility sparing surgery has been extensively performed among patients with borderline ovarian tumors due to their age and favorable prognosis. Nevertheless, the prognosis and obstetric outcomes in these pati...

    Authors: Chenyan Fang, Lingqin Zhao, Xi Chen, Aijun Yu, Liang Xia and Ping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1147

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Following up on previous work demonstrating the involvement of the transcription factor forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) in the biology and outcome of a high-risk subset of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (nMM), this ...

    Authors: Chunyan Gu, Xuefang Jing, Carol Holman, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Fenghuang Zhan, Guido Tricot, Ye Yang and Siegfried Janz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1152

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Radiomics is an emerging field in oncological research. In this study, we aimed at developing a radiomics score (rad-score) to estimate postoperative recurrence and survival in patients with solitary hepatocel...

    Authors: Bo-Hao Zheng, Long-Zi Liu, Zhi-Zhi Zhang, Jie-Yi Shi, Liang-Qing Dong, Ling-Yu Tian, Zhen-bin Ding, Yuan Ji, Sheng-Xiang Rao, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Xiao-Ying Wang and Qiang Gao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1148

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with cancer have reduced quality of life, functionality, range of motion, strength, and an increase in pain and fatigue. Exergaming appears to be an effective rehabilitation tool for Parkinson’s di...

    Authors: Daniel Tough, Jonathan Robinson, Steven Gowling, Peter Raby, John Dixon and Samantha L. Harrison

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1151

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Three randomized trials have concluded at non inferiority of omission of complementary axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) for patients with involved sentinel node (SN). However, we can outline strong limit...

    Authors: Gilles Houvenaeghel, Monique Cohen, Pédro Raro, Jérémy De Troyer, Christine Tunon de Lara, Pierre Gimbergues, Tristan Gauthier, Christelle Faure-Virelizier, Véronique Vaini-Cowen, Stéphane Lantheaume, Claudia Regis, Emile Darai, Vivien Ceccato, Gauthier D’Halluin, Francesco Del Piano, Richard Villet…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1153

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  45. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to explore hyper-O-linked N-acetylglucosaminylation (O-GlcNAcylation) with an elevation of the expression of O-linked-β-N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT) in human bladder cancer.

    Authors: Longsheng Wang, Shaojun Chen, Ziwei Zhang, Junfeng Zhang, Shiyu Mao, Jiayi Zheng, Yang Xuan, Mengnan Liu, Keke Cai, Wentao Zhang, Yadong Guo, Wei Zhai and Xudong Yao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1141

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Multiple primary malignant tumors (MPMT) refers to the presence of two or more primary cancers of different organs in the same patient. MPMT is a sparse disease in the past, but there has been a gradual increa...

    Authors: Bo Jin, Simeng Zhang, Xin Chuang, Ping Yu, Ying Chen, Yuee Teng, Xiaofang Che, Yibo Fan, Chunlei Zheng, Xiaohan Li, Xueshan Qiu, Xiujuan Qu and Yunpeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1138

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  47. Content type: Case report

    Adults with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a poor prognosis, especially in patients who relapsed within 6 months of complete remission 1 (CR1). Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantat...

    Authors: Shupeng Wen, Zhiyun Niu, Lina Xing, Ying Wang, Hang Li, Na Kuang, Jianmin Luo, Xuejun Zhang and Fuxu Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1143

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  48. Content type: Case report

    Anal canal cancer occasionally accompanies extramammary Paget disease. Although most of them are squamous cell carcinoma, anal canal adenocarcinoma with neuroendocrine features accompanying secondary extramamm...

    Authors: Masamichi Yamaura, Takeshi Yamada, Rei Watanabe, Hitomi Kawai, Suguru Hirose, Hiroki Tajima, Masashi Sato, Yuichi Uchida, Daisuke Suganuma, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Toshikazu Moriwaki and Ichinosuke Hyodo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:1142

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