Section Editors

  • Paolo Bruzzi, National Cancer Research Institute
  • Ian Cree, Warwick Medical School, Coventry
  • Shoukat Dedhar, British Columbia Cancer Agency
  • John A Hartley, University College London
  • Manami Inoue, University of Tokyo
  • Ferdinando Mannello, University Carlo Bo
  • Mark McKeage, University of Auckland
  • Christophe Nicot, Kansas University Medical Center
  • Stephen P Povoski, The Ohio State University
  • Charles Rosser, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Dirk Vordermark, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Executive Editor

  • Dafne Solera, BioMed Central


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    Nanoscale chromatin changes preceed cancer

    Changes in chromatin density and heterochromatin structure that occur very early during carcinogenesis can be detected and measured by transmission electron microscopy and may lead to the establishment of new biomarkers.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:189
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    PUFAs intake affects cancer risk

    A meta-analysis of published studies confirms that higher intake ratio of n-3/n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), found in oily fish, vegetable oils and seeds, is associated with lower risk of breast cancer.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:105
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    Immune genes down-regulated in CRC metastasis

    A novel algorithm identifies a set of gene expression markers, related to the MHC class II complex involved in immune response, that could predict the development of metastasis in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) patients.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:64
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    Role of EWS/WT1 isoforms in DSRCT

    The oncogenic potential of two isoforms of the fusion protein EWS/WT1, which characterizes  the rare but deadly desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), depends on the loss of p53 in a  murine embryonic fibroblast model.

    BMC Cancer 2013, 13:585
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    Interaction of Ca/Mg with oxaliplatin

    A double blind crossover randomized clinical trial shows that Calcium and Magnesium (Ca/Mg) infusion in colorectal cancer patients does not alter the clinical pharmacokinetics of oxaliplatin, but it also fails to reduce acute its neurotoxicity.

    BMC Cancer 2013, 13:495


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Functional significance of erythropoietin in renal cell carcinoma

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Section Editor's profile

Mark McKeage

Mark McKeage is a medical oncologist and associate professor in the department of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology and co-director of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the university of Auckland, New Zealand. His current research focuses on how membrane transporters determine response and handling of platinum-based anticancer drugs. In addition, he leads a programme of phase I oncology trials at his centre.

"BMC Cancer is the leading Open Access international journal in the field of oncology. By publishing over 500 articles per year, BMC Cancer offers rapid dissemination of the most recent information of interest to the broad oncology science community."

Prof McKeage is the Section Editor of the Clinical oncology- medical oncology and pharmacology section of BMC Cancer.

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