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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Herein, we summarise the results of the most relevant studies presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting in the field of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). Innovations on ...

    Authors: Anna Maria Frezza, Silvia Stacchiotti and Alessandro Gronchi

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:160

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Advances in deep sequencing technology have led to developments in personalized medicine. Here, we describe the implications of a recent investigation that sequenced ctDNA from the plasma of non-small cell lun...

    Authors: Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:157

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Mehdizadeh and colleagues recently described the prevalence of General Medical Council regulatory performance assessments by doctors’ country of primary medical qualification. This article has caused anger wit...

    Authors: Richard Wakeford

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:149

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  4. Content type: Opinion

    Assessments of vaccine efficacy and safety capture only the minimum information needed for regulatory approval, rather than the full public health value of vaccines. Vaccine efficacy provides a measure of prop...

    Authors: A. Wilder-Smith, I. Longini, P. L. Zuber, T. Bärnighausen, W. J. Edmunds, N. Dean, V. Masserey Spicher, M. R. Benissa and B. D. Gessner

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:138

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  5. Content type: Opinion

    Compassionate use is the use of unapproved drugs outside of clinical trials. So far, compassionate use regulations have been introduced in the US, Canada, many European countries, Australia and Brazil, and tre...

    Authors: Jan Borysowski, Hans-Jörg Ehni and Andrzej Górski

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:136

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    The damage to health caused by intimate partner violence demands effective responses from healthcare providers and healthcare systems worldwide. To date, most evidence for the few existing, effective intervent...

    Authors: Angela Taft and Manuela Colombini

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:127

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  7. Content type: Opinion

    Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is a complex spectrum encompassing post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) and small vessel disease-related cognitive impairment. Despite the growing health, social, and eco...

    Authors: Régis Bordet, Ralf Ihl, Amos D. Korczyn, Giuseppe Lanza, Jelka Jansa, Robert Hoerr and Alla Guekht

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:107

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  8. Content type: Correspondence

    We present two consensus definitions of advanced and late stage liver disease being used as epidemiological tools. These definitions can be applied to assess the morbidity caused by liver diseases in different...

    Authors: Stefan Mauss, Stanislas Pol, Maria Buti, Erika Duffell, Charles Gore, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Hilje Logtenberg-van der Grient, Jens Lundgren, Antons Mozalevskis, Dorthe Raben, Eberhard Schatz, Stefan Wiktor and Jürgen K. Rockstroh

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:92

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  9. Content type: Opinion

    Precision medicine is a new and important topic in psychiatry. Psychiatry has not yet benefited from the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that form an integral part of other clinical specialtie...

    Authors: Brisa S. Fernandes, Leanne M. Williams, Johann Steiner, Marion Leboyer, André F. Carvalho and Michael Berk

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:80

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  10. Content type: Opinion

    The unprecedented impact and modeling efforts associated with the 2014–2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa provides a unique opportunity to document the performances and caveats of forecasting approaches used i...

    Authors: Gerardo Chowell, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, Stefano Merler and Alessandro Vespignani

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:42

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is commonly used outside of Food and Drug Administration indication for a broad range of conditions such as extra-esophageal reflux and PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophili...

    Authors: Rena Yadlapati and Peter J. Kahrilas

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:36

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    The original article was published in BMC Medicine 2016 14:179