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  1. Content type: Research article

    In the absence of routine ovarian cancer screening, promoting help-seeking in response to ovarian symptoms is a potential route to early diagnosis. The factors influencing women’s anticipated time to presentat...

    Authors: Stephanie Smits, Jacky Boivin, Usha Menon and Kate Brain

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:814

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    In 2012 a new cancer patient pathway for patients with non-specific symptoms and signs of cancer (NSSC-CPP) was introduced in Denmark. Limited information is available about the patients referred to the NSSC-C...

    Authors: Sara Falk Jørgensen, Pernille Ravn, Søren Thorsen and Signe Westring Worm

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:809

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Médecins Sans Frontières is supporting comprehensive HIV care and treatment for Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) in Guinea, where antiretroviral coverage is low and access to KS treatment is very limited. We aimed to evalu...

    Authors: Cavin E. Bekolo, Mohamed M. Soumah, Ousseni W. Tiemtore, Abdourahimi Diallo, Joseph-Desire Yuma, Letizia Di Stefano, Carol Metcalf and Mohamed Cisse

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:806

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer clinical trials are essential for testing new treatments and represent state-of-the-art cancer treatment, but only a small percentage of patients ever enroll in a trial. Under-enrollment is an even grea...

    Authors: Susan Eggly, Lauren M. Hamel, Elisabeth Heath, Mark A. Manning, Terrance L. Albrecht, Ellen Barton, Mark Wojda, Tanina Foster, Michael Carducci, Dina Lansey, Ting Wang, Rehab Abdallah, Narineh Abrahamian, Seongho Kim, Nicole Senft and Louis A. Penner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:807

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic alterations have been recognized as important contributors to the pathogenesis of PDAC. However, the role of histone variants in pancreatic tumor progression is still not completely understood. The ...

    Authors: Monika Bauden, Theresa Kristl, Agata Sasor, Bodil Andersson, György Marko-Varga, Roland Andersson and Daniel Ansari

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:810

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Autopsy studies demonstrate the prevalence pool of incidental breast cancer in the population, but estimates are uncertain due to small numbers in any primary study. We aimed to conduct a systematic review of ...

    Authors: Elizabeth T. Thomas, Chris Del Mar, Paul Glasziou, Gordon Wright, Alexandra Barratt and Katy J. L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:808

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  13. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) exhibit essential regulatory functions related to cell growth, apoptosis, development and differentiation. Dysregulated expression of miRNAs is associated with a wide variety of human diseas...

    Authors: Guanyu Wang, Fulu Dong, Zhiyao Xu, Sherven Sharma, Xiaotong Hu, Dafang Chen, Lumin Zhang, Jinping Zhang and Qinghua Dong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:805

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy accounting for 25% of all cancers in females. In Africa, breast cancer prevalence and mortality are steadily increasing. Knowledge of hormone receptors and human epi...

    Authors: Asmerom Tesfamariam Sengal, Nada Suliman Haj-Mukhtar, Ahmed Mohammed Elhaj, Shahinaz Bedri, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt and Ahmed A. Mohamedani

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:804

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptomic profiling of breast tumors provides opportunity for subtyping and molecular-based patient stratification. In diagnostic applications the specimen profiled should be representative of the express...

    Authors: Govindasamy-Muralidharan Karthik, Mattias Rantalainen, Gustav Stålhammar, John Lövrot, Ikram Ullah, Amjad Alkodsi, Ran Ma, Lena Wedlund, Johan Lindberg, Jan Frisell, Jonas Bergh and Johan Hartman

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:802

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer and a leading cause of death in women. Up to date the most commonly used breast cancer cell lines are originating from Caucasians or Afro-Americans but rarely cel...

    Authors: Rizwan Ali, Nosaibah Samman, Hajar Al Zahrani, Atef Nehdi, Sabhi Rahman, Abdul Latif Khan, Mohamed Al Balwi, Lolwah Abdullah Alriyees, Manal Alzaid, Ahmed Al Askar and Mohamed Boudjelal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:803

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Acute gastric volvulus (GV) is a rare disease with high mortality rate often associated with anatomic abnormalities. Thymoma is the most common neoplasm located in the anterior mediastinum. There is no reporte...

    Authors: Ailing Liu, Xin Gao and Lin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:801

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  18. Content type: Research article

    As the important suppressor of P53, iASPP is found to be overexpressed in leukemia, and functions as oncogene that inhibited apoptosis of leukemia cells. Sertad1 is identified as one of the proteins that can b...

    Authors: Shaowei Qiu, Shuang Liu, Tengteng Yu, Jing Yu, Min Wang, Qing Rao, Haiyan Xing, Kejing Tang, Yinchang Mi and Jianxiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:795

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Europe, treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) with panitumumab requires prior confirmation of RAS wild-type mutation status. Two studies – a physician survey and a medical records review (MRR) – wer...

    Authors: J. Han van Krieken, George Kafatos, James Bennett, Laurent Mineur, Jiří Tomášek, Etienne Rouleau, Pavel Fabian, Giovanna De Maglio, Pilar García-Alfonso, Giuseppe Aprile, Parijan Parkar, Gerald Downey, Gaston Demonty and Jörg Trojan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:798

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Subjective cognitive impairment can be a significant and prevalent problem for gynaecological cancer survivors. The aims of this study were to assess subjective cognitive functioning in gynaecological cancer s...

    Authors: Yingchun Zeng, Andy S. K. Cheng, Ting Song, Xiujie Sheng, Yang Zhang, Xiangyu Liu and Chetwyn C. H. Chan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:796

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Cancer cachexia in elderly patients may substantially impact physical function and medical dependency. The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of cachexia on activity of daily living (ADL), length of ...

    Authors: Tateaki Naito, Taro Okayama, Takashi Aoyama, Takuya Ohashi, Yoshiyuki Masuda, Madoka Kimura, Hitomi Shiozaki, Haruyasu Murakami, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Tetsuhiko Taira, Akira Ono, Kazushige Wakuda, Hisao Imai, Takuya Oyakawa, Takeshi Ishii, Shota Omori…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:800

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Female breast cancer is frequently diagnosed at a later stage and the leading cause of cancer deaths world-wide. Levels of cell-free circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) can potentially be used as biomarkers to meas...

    Authors: Amal Qattan, Haya Intabli, Wafa Alkhayal, Chafica Eltabache, Taher Tweigieri and Suad Bin Amer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:799

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There have been few data on the chemotherapy in elderly advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with poor performance status (PS), and usefulness of chemotherapy for such patients remains unclear....

    Authors: Satoshi Ikeda, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Satoshi Ikeo, Mitsunori Morita, Naoyuki Sone, Takashi Niwa, Akihiro Nishiyama, Toshihide Yokoyama, Akimasa Sekine, Takashi Ogura and Tadashi Ishida

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:797

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Utilisation of radiation therapy for regional Australia and around the world has been the focus of much health policy the last decade. Radiation therapy centres have been built in Australian regional and rural...

    Authors: Sandra C. Thompson, Shelley Cheetham and Siddhartha Baxi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:794

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Despite smoking and risky alcohol drinking being modifiable risk factors for cancer as well as postoperative complications, perioperative cessation counselling is often ignored. Little is known about how cance...

    Authors: Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Thordis Thomsen, Gudrun Kaldan, Line Noes Lydom and Hanne Tønnesen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:793

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