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  • Ian Cree, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • 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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    Urine testing for breast cancer

    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
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    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
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    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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