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
  • 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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    Bevacizumab for elderly with mCRC

    Administration of bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in medically fit elderly German patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) proves effective in measures of progression-free status and overall survival in a large community-based observational cohort study.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:761
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    AChE -Adenovirus against gastric cancer

    Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) delivered by adenoviral vectors inhibits cell growth and induces the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis in gastric cancer cells, represses tumor growth in mouse xenografts, and is also effective against gastric cancer stem cells.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:668
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    Improving detection of lesions during surgery

    The three-sigma statistical threshold criteria method proves better than the 1.5-to-1 ratiometric threshold criteria method for determination of gamma detection probe positivity for in situ detection of abnormal tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:667
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    Barriers to breast cancer care in Mexico

    Despite the access to care programs recently implemented in Mexico, barriers to appropriate medical care still exist and affect breast cancer outcomes, contributing to the high breast cancer mortality rate in this country.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:658
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    HPV test for underscreened women

    Offering HPV screening followed by cytology triage to underscreened women in developed countries could be the optimal strategy to identify women at higher risk leading to longer and safe screen intervals.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:574
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    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
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    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
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    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



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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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