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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  • Image attributed to: Fig 2 Povoski et al, BMC Cancer 2014, 14:453 - CC

    Toward real-time cancer imaging

    18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET/CT can be successfully performed at extended injection-to-scan acquisition times while maintaining diagnostic image quality and has potential for real-time use of 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging in conjunction with interventional and surgical procedures.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:453
  • Image attributed to: From Fig 3D, Sun et al, BMC Cancer

    Role for lipid metabolism in glioblastoma

    Lipid metabolism enzyme ACSVL3 supports the malignant phenotype of glioblastoma cancer stem cells, promotes their ability to initiate and propagate tumors and may serve as a therapeutic target for brain cancer treatment.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:401
  • Image attributed to: Credit: Ed Uthman_wikimedia commons_CC

    HPV markers for cervical cancer

    The relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific viral load, integration and methylation status and disease stage supports the potential use of viral load and methylation, but not integration, as biomarkers of cervical disease.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:384
  • Image attributed to: Fig 6, Zhang et al, BMC Cancer 2014, 14:310 - CC

    MMP10 promotes cervical tumor progression

    The expression of Matrix metalloproteinase-10 (MMP10) is associated with the upregulation of molecules related to angiogenesis, metastasis, and apoptosis, suggesting that MMP10 may play a role in cervical cancer progression.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:310
  • Image attributed to: From wikimedia commons, by S Ventury, CC licence

    NIS therapeutic potential beyond the thyroid

    Salvatore Micali and colleagues review recent findings on the extra-thyroidal expression of the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) and discuss its potential use as a biomarker and therapeutic tool in breast and urological cancer.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:303
  • Image attributed to: From Fig 2, Buder et al, BMC Cancer 2014, 14:268

    Molecular imaging of Merkel cell carcinoma

    High expression of somatostatin receptors can be exploited for molecular imaging of Merkel cell carcinoma with high sensitivity especially for bone, soft tissue and brain metastases.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:268

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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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