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  • 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 of Urbino
  • 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

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  • Dafne Solera, BioMed Central

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    Urine breast cancer testing

    The levels of four urinary miRNAs that are specifically altered in breast cancer patients compared to healthy controls may serve as potential non-invasive innovative biomarkers to detect primary breast cancer.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:193
  • Image attributed to: From Fig 1C Platt et al, BMC Cancer 15: 171 - CC

    The point on genomics-driven oncology

    Nicola Normanno and Ian Cree comment on the role of genomics in oncology, and the issues to overcome before targeted treatment based on genomic profile can become routinely accessible to lung cancer patients.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:141
  • Image attributed to: From Fig 4, Vikes? et al, BMC Cancer 15:151

    Molecular features of CUPs

    Cancers of unknown primary origin (CUP) exhibit distinct molecular features compared to metastases of known origin and display signatures of chromosome instability which may account for their uncommon clinical presentation and poor outcome.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:151
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    SUVmax predicts RCC characteristics

    A higher maximum of standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 18F-FDG PET is associated with elevated tumor levels of pAkt and pS6 protein and with aggressive behavior and metastatic potential of renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:114
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    High throughput diagnostics

    A gene panel developed for ion semi-conductor sequencing for the genotyping of colon and lung cancer allows the fast, cost-effective and accurate stratification of patients in a clinical settings.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:26
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    Cancer risk by ethnicity in England

    Analysis of cancer incidence data in England reveals that risk of breast and gynaecological cancers varies by ethnic group but groups typically grouped together are not homogenous with regards to their cancer risk.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:979
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    MicroRNAs in prostate cancer

    Benjamin Jackson and colleagues review our current understanding of the functional consequences of microRNA dysregulation in the development of prostate cancer, and the identification of potential microRNA targets as serum biomarkers.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:930
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    APP promotes breast cancer aggressiveness

    The overexpression in breast cancer cells of Amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP), involved in Alzheimer’s disease, is linked to tumorigenicity and invasion, and APP may serve as a target for breast cancer therapy.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:928

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