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  1. Content type: Research article

    Among colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, how the prior tumor location affects the risk of subsequent primary colorectal cancer (SPCRC) and the outcome of those suffering from SPCRC remain unknown.

    Authors: Jiao Yang, Xianglin L. Du, Shuting Li, Yinying Wu, Meng Lv, Danfeng Dong, Lingxiao Zhang, Zheling Chen, Biyuan Wang, Fan Wang, Yanwei Shen, Enxiao Li, Min Yi and Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:783

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed digestive tract cancers and carries a high risk of mortality. Acetaldehyde (AA), a carcinogenic intermediate of ethanol metabolism contributes to the...

    Authors: Sudakshina Ghosh, Biswabandhu Bankura, Soumee Ghosh, Makhan Lal Saha, Arup Kumar Pattanayak, Souvik Ghatak, Manalee Guha, Senthil Kumar Nachimuthu, Chinmoy Kumar Panda, Suvendu Maji, Subrata Chakraborty, Biswanath Maity and Madhusudan Das

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:782

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    In recent years growing interest has been posed on alternative ways to screen women for breast cancer involving different imaging techniques or adjusting screening interval by breast cancer risk estimates. A n...

    Authors: Livia Giordano, Federica Gallo, Elisabetta Petracci, Giovanna Chiorino and Nereo Segnan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:785

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  4. Content type: Research article

    ESR1 mutations have attracted attention as a potentially important marker and treatment target in endocrine therapy-resistant breast cancer patients. The E380Q mutation, which is one o...

    Authors: Takashi Takeshita, Yutaka Yamamoto, Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki, Aiko Sueta, Mai Tomiguchi, Keiichi Murakami, Yoko Omoto and Hirotaka Iwase

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:786

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  5. Content type: Database

    The KHP PCaBB was established in 2013 and recruits donors from the Urology or Oncology Departments at Guy’s Hospital in London (UK). Prostate cancer patients may be approached to give their consent for biobank...

    Authors: S. R. Saifuddin, W. Devlies, A. Santaolalla, F. Cahill, G. George, D. Enting, S. Rudman, P. Cathcart, B. Challacombe, P. Dasgupta, C. Galustian, A. Chandra, S. Chowdhury, C. Gillett and M. Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:784

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Retinoblastoma (Rb), the most common childhood intraocular malignant tumor, is reported to have cancer stem cells (CSCs) similar to other tumors. Our previous investigation in primary tumors identified the sma...

    Authors: Rohini M. Nair, Murali MS. Balla, Imran Khan, Ravi Kiran Reddy Kalathur, Paturu Kondaiah and Geeta K. Vemuganti

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:779

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  7. Content type: Debate

    Cancer treatment during pregnancy is a growing problem especially now that women delay childbearing. Systemic treatment of these malignancies during pregnancy centers mainly on the anticancer drugs anthracycli...

    Authors: Marialuisa Framarino-dei-Malatesta, Paolo Sammartino and Angela Napoli

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:777

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the top cancer by incidence and mortality in Singaporean women. Mammography is by far its best screening tool, but current recommended age and interval may not yield the most benefit. Recent s...

    Authors: Xin Yi Wong, Kok Joon Chong, Janine A. van Til and Hwee Lin Wee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:776

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Pediatric papillary thyroid carcinoma frequently presents with lymph node involvement and distant metastases. Sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, has been used to treat radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy-r...

    Authors: Yousuke Higuchi, Takayuki Motoki, Hisashi Ishida, Kiichiro Kanamitsu, Kana Washio, Takanori Oyama, Takuo Noda, Yasuko Tsurumaru, Ayumi Okada, Hirokazu Tsukahara and Akira Shimada

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:775

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Recommending the optimal treatment for an individual patient requires a well-balanced consideration of various medical, social and ethical factors. The interplay of these factors, interpretation of the patient...

    Authors: I. Otte, S. Salloch, A. Reinacher-Schick and J. Vollmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:780

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Brain metastases (BM) from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are the most frequent intracranial tumors. To identify patients who might benefit from intracranial surgery, we compared the six existing prognosti...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Ji, Yingjie Zhuang, Xiangye Yin, Qiong Zhan, Xinli Zhou and Xiaohua Liang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:774

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the role of ablative radiotherapy doses in the treatment of hilar or intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCC) using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).

    Authors: Eleni Gkika, Lukas Hallauer, Simon Kirste, Sonja Adebahr, Nico Bartl, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Ralph Fritsch, Volker Brass, Ursula Nestle, Anca Ligia Grosu and Thomas Baptist Brunner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:781

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Pseudoprogression refers to a specific pattern of response sometimes observed in malignant melanoma patients receiving treatment with immune-checkpoint inhibitors. Although cases with pseudoprogression documen...

    Authors: Yukinori Ozaki, Junichi Shindoh, Yuji Miura, Hiromichi Nakajima, Ryosuke Oki, Miyuki Uchiyama, Jun Masuda, Keiichi Kinowaki, Chihiro Kondoh, Yuko Tanabe, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Shusuke Haruta, Masaki Ueno, Shigehisa Kitano, Takeshi Fujii, Harushi Udagawa…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:778

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The quality of decision-making in multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) depends on the quality of information presented and the quality of team processes. Few studies have examined these factors using a stan...

    Authors: Pola Hahlweg, Sarah Didi, Levente Kriston, Martin Härter, Yvonne Nestoriuc and Isabelle Scholl

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:772

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of replacing standard intravenous therapy (taxane) with oral S-1 therapy for first-line metastatic breast cancer treatment.

    Authors: Takeru Shiroiwa, Takashi Fukuda, Kojiro Shimozuma, Mitsuko Mouri, Yasuhiro Hagiwara, Takuya Kawahara, Shozo Ohsumi, Yasuo Hozumi, Yoshiaki Sagara, Yasuo Ohashi and Hirofumi Mukai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:773

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intra-operative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPC) for gastric peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is controversial, and selection criteria for thi...

    Authors: Baki Topal, Karel Demey, Halit Topal, Joris Jaekers, Eric Van Cutsem, Vincent Vandecaveye, Xavier Sagaert and Hans Prenen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:771

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Pemetrexed, a multitargeted antifolate cytotoxic agent, is currently used primarily in combination with cisplatin for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and for malignant mesothelioma. Acute renal toxicity ...

    Authors: Maureen Assayag, Philippe Rouvier, Marion Gauthier, Ghania Costel, Philippe Cluzel, Lucile Mercadal, Gilbert Deray and Corinne Isnard Bagnis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:770

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The worldwide incidence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has increased remarkably, with the hindgut being the second most common site for such tumors. However, the mechanisms underlying progression and metastas...

    Authors: Yoichiro Okubo, Rika Kasajima, Masaki Suzuki, Yohei Miyagi, Osamu Motohashi, Manabu Shiozawa, Emi Yoshioka, Kota Washimi, Kae Kawachi, Yoichi Kameda and Tomoyuki Yokose

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:769

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Expression of caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is frequently altered in many human cancers and both tumor suppression and promotion functions of Cav-1 have been suggested based on its expression status. However, it remains ...

    Authors: Byung-Kyu Ryu, Min-Goo Lee, Nam-Hoon Kim, Kil Yeon Lee, Shin-Ju Oh, Jung-Rock Moon, Hyo Jong Kim and Sung-Gil Chi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:766

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  20. Content type: Correspondence

    The routine use of adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy (AWBRT) after surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery is now discouraged by a number of international expert panels. Three decades of randomised studies have s...

    Authors: Mark B. Pinkham, Arjun Sahgal, Andrew P. Pullar and Matthew C. Foote

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:768

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Haematuria is a common finding in general practice which requires visual inspection of the bladder by cystoscopy as well as upper tract imaging. In addition, patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (N...

    Authors: Wei Shen Tan, Andrew Feber, Liqin Dong, Rachael Sarpong, Sheida Rezaee, Simon Rodney, Pramit Khetrapal, Patricia de Winter, Frelyn Ocampo, Rumana Jalil, Norman R. Williams, Chris Brew-Graves and John D. Kelly

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:767

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Whether perioperative blood transfusions (PBTs) adversely influence oncological outcomes for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) patients after curative resection remains undetermined.

    Authors: Pei-Yun Zhou, Zheng Tang, Wei-Ren Liu, Meng-Xin Tian, Lei Jin, Xi-Fei Jiang, Han Wang, Chen-Yang Tao, Zhen-Bin Ding, Yuan-Fei Peng, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Zhi Dai, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan and Ying-Hong Shi

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:762

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Beneficial effects of aspirin and non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) against recurrent colorectal adenomas have been documented in systematic reviews; however, the results have not been ...

    Authors: Sajesh K. Veettil, Kean Ghee Lim, Siew Mooi Ching, Surasak Saokaew, Pochamana Phisalprapa and Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:763

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the current rate of molecular testing prescription (KRAS codons 12/13, BRAF and microsatellite instability (MSI)) in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and to de...

    Authors: Quentin Thiebault, Gautier Defossez, Lucie Karayan-Tapon, Pierre Ingrand, Christine Silvain and David Tougeron

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:765

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative T staging of lower rectal cancer is an important criterion for selecting intersphincteric resection (ISR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR) as well as selecting neoadjuvant therapy. The aim of t...

    Authors: Dai Shida, Gen Iinuma, Akira Komono, Hiroki Ochiai, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Mototaka Miyake and Yukihide Kanemitsu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2017 17:764

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