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  1. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the physical properties of “admixture paste”, which is a commercially available gel containing hinokitiol for use against severe stomatitis, and its characteristics...

    Authors: Ayumi Sakuramoto, Yoko Hasegawa, Kazuma Sugahara, Yoshiyuki Komoda, Kana Hasegawa, Shinichi Hikasa, Mai Kurashita, Junya Sakai, Masahiro Arita, Kazuhiro Yasukawa and Hiromitsu Kishimoto

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:245

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  2. Content type: Research article

    As hybrid RNAs, transcription-induced chimeras (TICs) may have tumor-promoting properties, and some specific chimeras have become important diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for cancer.

    Authors: Ye Tao, Neil Gross, Xiaojiao Fan, Jianming Yang, Maikun Teng, Xu Li, Guojun Li, Yang Zhang and Zhigang Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:248

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Gallbladder cancer (GBC), although infrequent in industrialized countries, has high incidence rates in certain world regions, being a leading cause of death among elderly Chilean women. Surgery is the only eff...

    Authors: Paula Fluxá, Daniel Rojas-Sepúlveda, María Alejandra Gleisner, Andrés Tittarelli, Pablo Villegas, Loreto Tapia, María Teresa Rivera, Mercedes Natalia López, Felipe Catán, Mario Uribe and Flavio Salazar-Onfray

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:243

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the safety of sorafenib for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma in Chinese patients.

    Authors: Sheng-Long Ye, Jiamei Yang, Ping Bie, Shuijun Zhang, Xiaoping Chen, Fengyong Liu, Luming Liu, Jie Zhou, Kefeng Dou, Chunyi Hao, Guoliang Shao, Qiang Xia, Yajin Chen, Jijin Yang, Xiaxing Deng, Yunpeng Liu…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:247

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is no consensus regarding the optimal time to initiate adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery for stage III colon cancer, and the relevant postoperative complications that cause delays in adjuvant chemother...

    Authors: Peng Gao, Xuan-zhang Huang, Yong-xi Song, Jing-xu Sun, Xiao-wan Chen, Yu Sun, Yu-meng Jiang and Zhen-ning Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:234

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare disorder in humans, however it is seen with appreciable frequency in certain breeds of dogs, such as Bernese mountain dog. The purpose of this study was to fully characterize a no...

    Authors: Marilia Takada, Maciej Parys, Emmalena Gregory-Bryson, Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Matti Kiupel and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:237

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Consumption of very hot (> 65 °C) beverages is probably associated with increased risk of oesophageal cancer. First associations were reported for yerba mate and it was initially believed that high content of ...

    Authors: Alex O. Okaru, Anke Rullmann, Adriana Farah, Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, Mariana C. Stern and Dirk W. Lachenmeier

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:236

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) are being investigated in clinical trials for patients with glioblastoma. While these therapies hold great promise, management of the patients receiving such treatment can ...

    Authors: Surabhi Ranjan, Martha Quezado, Nancy Garren, Lisa Boris, Christine Siegel, Osorio Lopes Abath Neto, Brett J. Theeler, Deric M. Park, Edjah Nduom, Kareem A. Zaghloul, Mark R. Gilbert and Jing Wu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:239

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The immune system has a known role in the aetiology, progression and final treatment outcome of oral squamous cell cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of radical surgery and radiothera...

    Authors: Tadej Dovšak, Alojz Ihan, Vojko Didanovič, Andrej Kansky, Miha Verdenik and Nataša Ihan Hren

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:235

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  10. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in the surname of Jesson Butcon. This was incorrectly captured as Jessica Butcon in the original manuscript which has since...

    Authors: Raymond Javan Chan, Patsy Yates, Qiuping Li, Hiroko Komatsu, Violeta Lopez, Myat Thandar, Selva Titus Chacko, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol, Myungsun Yi, Pongpak Pittayapan, Jesson Butcon, David Wyld and Alex Molassiotis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:240

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2017 17:715

  11. Content type: Research article

    Since the first evidence suggesting existence of stem-like cancer cells, the process of cells reprogramming to the stem cell state remains as an attractive tool for cancer stemness research. Current knowledge ...

    Authors: Egle Strainiene, Mindaugas Binkis, Silvija Urnikyte, Vaidotas Stankevicius, Ausra Sasnauskiene, Gabrielis Kundrotas, Andrius Kazlauskas and Kestutis Suziedelis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:222

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The subtype of claudin-low breast cancer can be reliably determined only by gene-expression profiling. Attempts have been made to develop immunohistochemical surrogates, which nearly always focus on membranous...

    Authors: Anniina Jääskeläinen, Ylermi Soini, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Päivi Auvinen, Kirsi-Maria Haapasaari and Peeter Karihtala

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:223

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a co-stimulatory and immune checkpoint protein. PD-L1 expression in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) is a hallmark of adaptive resistance and its expression is often use...

    Authors: Kim A. Brogden, Deepak Parashar, Andrea R. Hallier, Terry Braun, Fang Qian, Naiyer A. Rizvi, Aaron D. Bossler, Mohammed M. Milhem, Timothy A. Chan, Taher Abbasi and Shireen Vali

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:225

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The centralisation of specialist cancer surgical services across London Cancer and Greater Manchester Cancer, England, may significantly change how patients experience care. These centres are changing specialist ...

    Authors: Mariya Melnychuk, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Michael Aitchison, Caroline S. Clarke, Naomi J. Fulop, Claire Levermore, Satish B. Maddineni, Caroline M. Moore, Muntzer M. Mughal, Catherine Perry, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Angus I. G. Ramsay, David Shackley, Jonathan Vickers and Stephen Morris

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:226

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Post-surgical prognosis is usually poor for combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma (CHCC-CC), a rare primary liver cancer. Although midkine (MK) is a prognostic biomarker for several known cancers, it is n...

    Authors: Ming-Chun Ma, Yi-Ju Chen, Tai-Jan Chiu, Jui Lan, Chien-Ting Liu, Yi-Ching Chen, Hsin-Ho Tien and Yen-Yang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:227

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Gastroenterology Departments at hospitals within Australia receive thousands of General Practitioner (GP)-referral letters for gastrointestinal investigations every month. Many of these requests are for colono...

    Authors: Anton R. Lord, Lisa A. Simms, Allison Brown, Katherine Hanigan, Krupa Krishnaprasad, Belinda Schouten, Anthony R. Croft, Mark N. Appleyard and Graham L. Radford-Smith

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:229

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Paclitaxel (PTX) is a potent anti-cancer drug commonly used for the treatment of advanced breast cancer (BCA) and melanoma. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) promotes the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines ass...

    Authors: Rochanawan Sootichote, Peti Thuwajit, Ekapot Singsuksawat, Malee Warnnissorn, Pa-thai Yenchitsomanus, Suthinee Ithimakin, Jomjit Chantharasamee and Chanitra Thuwajit

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:231

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The insulin receptor (INSR) and the insulin growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) play important roles in the etiology of both diabetes mellitus and breast cancer. We aimed to evaluate the expression of hormone and...

    Authors: Heleen K. Bronsveld, Marie L. De Bruin, Jelle Wesseling, Joyce Sanders, Ingrid Hofland, Vibeke Jensen, Marloes T. Bazelier, Bas ter Braak, Anthonius de Boer, Peter Vestergaard and Marjanka K. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:224

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  19. Content type: Research article

    It is not known whether stromal cells in benign breast tissue can mediate risk of breast cancer. We recently described aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 A1 (ALDH1) positive (+) cells in morphologically normal breast st...

    Authors: Björn Logi Isfoss, Bo Holmqvist, Elin Sand, Johan Forsell, Helena Jernström and Håkan Olsson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:230

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Aspirin has been proposed as a novel adjuvant agent in colorectal cancer (CRC). Six observational studies have reported CRC-specific survival outcomes in patients using aspirin after CRC diagnosis but the resu...

    Authors: Ronan T. Gray, Helen G. Coleman, Carmel Hughes, Liam J. Murray and Chris R. Cardwell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:228

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Cancer cell aggregation is a key process involved in the formation of clusters of circulating tumor cells. We previously reported that cell-cell adhesion proteins, such as E-cadherin, and desmosomal proteins a...

    Authors: Fabien Gava, Lise Rigal, Odile Mondesert, Elise Pesce, Bernard Ducommun and Valérie Lobjois

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:221

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  22. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], published on 12 August 2017, the affiliations and author contributor details were not correct. In this Correction the incorrect affiliations and author contributor ...

    Authors: Yun Hee Lee, Jeong Won Lee and Hong Seok Jang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:232

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    The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2017 17:541

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