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  1. Content type: Database

    Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and characterized by heterogeneity and drug resistance. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models have been widely used in cancer research because...

    Authors: Sheng He, Bo Hu, Chao Li, Ping Lin, Wei-Guo Tang, Yun-Fan Sun, Fang-You-Min Feng, Wei Guo, Jia Li, Yang Xu, Qian-Lan Yao, Xin Zhang, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Yi-Xue Li…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:550

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  2. Content type: Case report

    While data from several studies over the last decade has demonstrated that introduction of immunologic checkpoint blockage therapy with anti-CTLA-4/PD-1 drugs leads to improved survival in metastatic melanoma ...

    Authors: Marin A. McDonald, Parag Sanghvi, Julie Bykowski and Gregory A. Daniels

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:549

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening more frequently detects early stage prostate cancer (PC). However, adverse pathologic features (APFs) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in low-risk PC occur. Previous r...

    Authors: Jae Won Park, Dong Hoon Koh, Won Sik Jang, Kang Su Cho, Won Sik Ham, Koon Ho Rha, Sung Joon Hong and Young Deuk Choi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:545

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  4. Content type: Research article

    S-1 plus oxaliplatin(SOX) has been demonstrated to be effective and well tolerated for patients with metastatic gastric cancer. We conducted this phase II study to evaluate the feasibility of SOX as adjuvant c...

    Authors: Guoxiu Wang, Jiuda Zhao, Yan Song, Wen Zhang, Yongkun Sun, Aiping Zhou, Jing Huang, Feng Du and Lin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:547

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Currently, there are no available targeted therapy options for non-V600 BRAF mutated tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of RAF and MEK concurrent inhibition on tumor growth, migration...

    Authors: Eszter Molnár, Dominika Rittler, Marcell Baranyi, Michael Grusch, Walter Berger, Balázs Döme, József Tóvári, Clemens Aigner, József Tímár, Tamás Garay and Balázs Hegedűs

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:542

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone cancer in children and young adults. It is highly aggressive and patients that present with metastasis have a poor prognosis. Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) drives t...

    Authors: T. Zhang, A. Kastrenopoulou, Q. Larrouture, N. A. Athanasou and H. J. Knowles

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:536

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An important component of the RAS signalling pathway, the RAS p21 oncogene, is frequently hyperactivated in breast cancer. Its expression in tumor tissue has been linked to poor clinical outcome. This study wa...

    Authors: Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Tanja Fehm, Wolfgang Janni, Bahriye Aktas, Peter A. Fasching, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Karin Milde-Langosch, Klaus Pantel, Brigitte Rack, Sabine Riethdorf, Erich-Franz Solomayer, Isabell Witzel and Volkmar Müller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:541

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  8. Content type: Research article

    SETDB1 is a histone H3K9 methyltransferase, which plays a significant role in the occurrence and progression of tumors. Previous studies have confirmed that T-lymphom invasion and metastasis gene (Tiam1) is a ...

    Authors: Yuqin Zhang, Jing Huang, Qisheng Li, Keli Chen, Yonghao Liang, Zetao Zhan, Feng Ye, Wen Ni, Longhua Chen and Yi Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:539

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Recent progress in molecular analysis has advanced the understanding of medulloblastoma (MB) and is anticipated to facilitate management of the disease. MB is composed of 4 molecular subgroups: WNT, SHH, Group...

    Authors: Chanhee Lee, Joongyub Lee, Seung Ah Choi, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Sung-Hye Park, Se Hoon Kim, Ji Yeoun Lee and Ji Hoon Phi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:535

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that morbidity and mortality rates due to cancer among recent immigrants are lower than those among the native-born population. The objectives of this study were to describe the incidence of...

    Authors: Jennifer Shuldiner, Ying Liu and Aisha Lofters

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:537

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME) has been a standard treatment option for locally advanced rectal cancer with improved local control. However, systemic recurrence...

    Authors: Chang Woo Kim, Byung Mo Kang, Ik Yong Kim, Ji Yeon Kim, Sun Jin Park, Won Cheol Park, Ki Beom Bae, Byung-Noe Bae, Seong Kyu Baek, Seung Hyuk Baik, Gyung Mo Son, Yoon Suk Lee and Suk-Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:538

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Choriocarcinoma is a rare malignant germ-cell tumour, most commonly found in adult women. It infrequently presents as spontaneous renal haemorrhage (SRH). Genital malformation and SRH secondary to choriocarcin...

    Authors: Yi Li, Gang Chen, Han Chen, Shuang Wen, Chao-yu Xiong, Zi-yi Yang, Yun-xiao Zhu and Nathan Jeffreys

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:543

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1), a non-tyrosine kinase glycoprotein receptor, is associated with poor prognosis breast cancer, however transcriptomic changes triggered by NRP-1 overexpression and its association with che...

    Authors: Adviti Naik, Aida Al-Yahyaee, Nada Abdullah, Juda-El Sam, Noura Al-Zeheimi, Mahmoud W. Yaish and Sirin A. Adham

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:533

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition and weight loss are commonly observed in patients with pancreatic cancer and contribute to poor survival. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), which can be caused by ductal obstruction by a tu...

    Authors: Juan Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, Laura Nieto-Garcia, Javier López-Díaz, Jose Lariño-Noia, Ihab Abdulkader and Julio Iglesias-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:534

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Metabolomics is emerging as an important tool for detecting differences between diseased and non-diseased individuals. However, prospective studies are limited.

    Authors: Marcelle M. Dougan, Yuqing Li, Lisa W. Chu, Robert W. Haile, Alice S. Whittemore, Summer S. Han, Steven C. Moore, Joshua N. Sampson, Irene L. Andrulis, Esther M. John and Ann W. Hsing

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:532

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In the last decade many studies showed that the exhaled breath of subjects suffering from several pathological conditions has a peculiar volatile organic compound (VOC) profile. The objective of the present wo...

    Authors: Andrea Princivalle, Lorenzo Monasta, Giovanni Butturini, Claudio Bassi and Luigi Perbellini

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:529

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The 21-gene Recurrence Score (RS) result predicts outcome and chemotherapy benefit in node-negative and node-positive (N+), estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) patients treated with endocrine therapy. The purpose...

    Authors: Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Thomas Filleron, Bernard Asselain, Frederick L. Baehner, Pierre Fumoleau, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Joseph M. Anderson, Carl Yoshizawa, Diana B. Cherbavaz, Steven Shak, Lise Roca, Christine Sagan, Jérôme Lemonnier, Anne-Laure Martin and Henri Roché

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:526

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix (NECC) is a rare variant of cervical cancer. The prognosis of women with NECC is poor and there is no standardized therapy for this type of malignancy based on controlled...

    Authors: Clemens B. Tempfer, Iris Tischoff, Askin Dogan, Ziad Hilal, Beate Schultheis, Peter Kern and Günther A. Rezniczek

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:530

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Positron Emission Tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an imaging technique which has a role in the detection and staging malignancies (both in first diagnosis and follow-up). The finding of an unexpecte...

    Authors: Lucia Moletta, Sergio Bissoli, Alberto Fantin, Nicola Passuello, Michele Valmasoni and Cosimo Sperti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:531

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Polycythemia vera (PV) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm associated with increased thrombotic and cardiovascular risk, which are key contributors to patient morbidity and mortality. The Veterans Health Administ...

    Authors: Shreekant Parasuraman, Jingbo Yu, Dilan Paranagama, Sulena Shrestha, Li Wang, Onur Baser and Robyn Scherber

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:528

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma is a rare, deadly disease without effective treatment options in China. Vemurafenib is a selective inhibitor of oncogenic BRAFV600 kinase approved in more than 90 countries, based on results obtained pri...

    Authors: Lu Si, Xiaoshi Zhang, Zhen Xu, Qiudi Jiang, Lilian Bu, Xuan Wang, Lili Mao, Weijiang Zhang, Nicole Richie and Jun Guo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:520

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