REVIEW ARTICLES

Is α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase the key to curing cancer? A mini-review and hypothesis
Ehsan Saburi, Jalil Tavakol-Afshari, Sajjad Biglari, Yousef Mortazavi; pp 1372-1377 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Carcinogenic potential of antitumor therapies – is the risk predictable?
Ivanka Nenova, Janet Grudeva-Popova; pp 1378-1384 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Stage-II thymoma and emergency coronary artery bypass. To irradiate or not to irradiate to avoid radiation induced vascular injury? Case report and literature review
Ilias A. Kouerinis, Maria Tolia, Flora Zagouri, Michail Nikolaou, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, George Kyrgias, Meletios A. Dimopoulos, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Ioannis Karathanassis, Christina K. Zoubouli, Ioanis Kokakis, Vasileios Kouloulias, Konstantinos Triantafillou; pp 1385-1389 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

LUNG CANCER

Carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 serum levels in non-small cell lung cancer
Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Ioannis D. Kostakis, Constantinos Giaginis, Maria Tolia, Michail Galanopoulos, Maria Kiakou, Eleni Aravantinou-Fatorou, Konstantinos Tsapakidis, Panagiotis Baxevanos, Ioannis Litos, Vasiliki Tzouda, Alexandros Tzovaras, George Kyrgias, Evangelos Tsiambas, Stamatios Theocharis; pp 1390-1394 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Modified 3-week schedule of gemcitabine plus cisplatin for non-small cell lung cancer treatment
Antonello Veccia, Viviana Murgia, Mariachiara Dipasquale, Orazio Caffo; pp 1395-1403 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Therapeutic effect of gefitinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and its effect on the EGFR level in peripheral blood
Jing Wang, Pengchao Hu, Ying Wang, Youhong Dong; pp 1404-1409 (Pubmed AbstractPDF)

EGFR mutations and tumor metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer in the South οf Russia
Oleg I. Kit, Dmitry I. Vodolazhsky, Natalia N. Timoshkina, Lubov’ Yu Vladimirova, Igor N. Turkin, Ksenia A. Kutsyn, Yaroslav S. Enin, Svetlana B. Panina, Vladimir Jurisic; pp 1410-1415 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A study on cellular immune function of patients treated with radical resection of pulmonary carcinoma with two different methods of anesthesia and analgesia
Jie Chen, Feng Luo, Min Lei, Zhoumiao Chen; pp 1416-1421 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Epigallocatechin gallate from green tea exhibits potent anticancer effects in A-549 non-small lung cancer cells by inducing apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and inhibition of cell migration
Jie Huang, Shi Chen, Yi Shi, Cheng-Hong Li, Xiao-jiang Wang, Fa-jiu Li, Chuan-hai Wang, Qing-hua Meng, Jin-nan Zhong, Min Liu, Zi-ming Wang; pp 1422-1427 (Pubmed AbstractPDF)

RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

MiR429 expression level in renal cell cancer and its correlation with the prognosis of patients
Zhan-Kun Wang, Lei Luo, Zhao-Jin Du, Gui-Ming Zhang, Li-Jiang Sun; pp 1428-1433 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinicopathological characteristics and survival in Serbian patients with renal cell carcinoma: a retrospective analysis
Ivan Pavlovic, Snezana Pejic, Sofija Glumac, Ana Todorovic, Vesna Stojiljkovic, Natasa Popovic, Ljubica Gavrilovic, Snezana B. Pajovic, Sanja Radojevic-Skodric, Zoran Dzamic, Gordana Basta-Jovanovic; pp 1434-1440 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Downregulation of guanine nucleotide-binding protein beta 1 (GNB1) is associated with worsened prognosis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is related to VEGF signaling pathway
Chen Chen, Chi Huang, Min Liu, Junhua Zheng; pp 1441-1446 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

COLORECTAL CANCER

Systemic treatment and primary tumor location in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
Efstathios Antoniou, Nikolaos Andreatos, Georgios A Margonis, Apostolos Papalois, Jaeyun Wang, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Stefan Buettner, Amar Deshwar, Vasilios Pappas, Matthew J. Weiss, Timothy M. Pawlik, Emmanouel Pikoulis; pp 1447-1456 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

X-ray-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in SW480 colorectal cancer cells and its potential mechanisms
Suyong Lin, Shaoqin Chen, Zhihua Chen, Qibao Dai, Chunlin Ke; pp 1457-1462 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

p21 does, but p53 does not predict pathological response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer
Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Radmila Jankovic, Marjan Micev, Vladimir Nikolic, Ivan Popov, Dusica Gavrilovic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Aleksandra Djuric-Stefanovic, Zoran Krivokapic, Sinisa Radulovic; pp 1463-1470 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER

Imperatorin shows selective antitumor effects in SGC-7901 human gastric adenocarcinoma cells by inducing apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and targeting PI3K/Akt/m-TOR signalling pathway
Ai-hong Ju, Wen-jing Gong, Yi Su, Zheng-bin Mou; pp 1471-1476 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association of the combined parameters including the frequency of primary cilia, CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and PD-1 expression with the outcome in intestinal cancer
Josef Dvorak, Dimitar Hadzi Nikolov, Ladislav Dusek, Alzbeta Filipova, Igor Richter, David Buka, Ales Ryska, Jaroslav Mokry, Stanislav Filip, Bohuslav Melichar, Tomas Buchler, Jitka Abrahamova; pp 1477-1487 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Study on the association between PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway gene polymorphism and susceptibility to gastric cancer
Lei Qi, Kewen Sun, Yun Zhuang, Jing Yang, Jianping Chen; pp 1488-1493 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

BREAST CANCER

Clinical relevance of telomerase polymorphism for breast cancer: A systematic review
Katherine de Souza Rodrigues, Joao Nunes de Matos Neto, Rodrigo Haddad, Diego Madureira de Oliveira; pp 1494-1499 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

In vitro antitumor activity of guttiferone-A in human breast cancer cells is mediated via apoptosis, mitochondrial mediated oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species production
Hai-ming Wu, Yu-mei Li; pp 1500-1505 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER

Correlation between miR-19a inhibition and radiosensitivity in SiHa cervical cancer cells
Yina Wang, Yang Wang, Wei Zhong, Kuerban Gulina; pp 1505-1508 (Pubmed AbstractPDF)

Vaginal packing volume impact on dose parameters during radiography and computed tomography based postoperative brachytherapy of cervical carcinoma
Aleksandar Tomasevic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Sandra Vuckovic, Jasmina Stevanovic, Dusica Gavrilovic, Mirjan Nadrljanski; pp 1509-1516 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA

Genetically engineered bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells co-expressing IFN-γ and IL-10 inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma by modulating MAPK pathway
Hao Wang, Jun Wang, Xiaolei Shi, Yitao Ding; pp 1517-1524 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Sorafenib combined with radiofrequency ablation as treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lin Chen, Xingming Ma, Xin Liu, Xiaomeng Cui; pp 1525-1532 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Characteristics and clinical significance of recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node metastasis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Longfei Ma, Jiaqing Xiang, Yawei Zhang, Hong Hu, Rongrong Shao, Dong Lin; pp 1533-1539 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Short- and long-term outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy in elderly patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Hui Zhao, Gang Liu, Shixiong Wei, Hongwei Liu; pp 1540-1546 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HYPERTHERMIC INTRAPERITONEAL CHEMOTHERAPY

Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for colorectal and appendiceal carcinomas with peritoneal carcinomatosis
Nicolaos Pallas, Christina Karamveri, Dimitrios Kyziridis, Christos Hristakis, Vasileios Kyriakopoulos, Apostolos Kalakonas, Dimitrios Vaikos, Antonios-Apostolos K. Tentes; 1547-1553 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

Puerarin leads to K562 cell apoptosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia via induction of autophagy
Da Gao, Zhen Xiao, Hui-ping Li; pp 1554-1562 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Aesculetin (6,7-dihydroxycoumarin) exhibits potent and selective antitumor activity in human acute myeloid leukemia cancer cells (THP-1) via induction of mitochondrial mediated apoptosis and cancer cell migration inhibition
Jian Gong, Wei-guo Zhang, Xiao-fen Feng, Mei-juan Shao, Chao Xing; pp 1563-1569 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

PROSTATE CANCER

Inhibition of telomerase potentiates enzalutamide efficiency of androgen-sensitive human prostate cancer cells

Karaca Kaan Gecgel, Mustafa Muduroglu, Suat Erdogan; pp 1570-1576 (Pubmed AbstractPDF)

HEAD & NECK CANCER

Antitumor activity of 4-O-Methylhonokiol in human oral cancer cells is mediated via ROS generation, disruption of mitochondrial potential, cell cycle arrest and modulation of Bcl-2/Bax proteins
Sha Xiao, Fan Chen, Chengzhi Gao; pp 1577-1581 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

OSTEOSARCOMA

β-Aescin shows potent antiproliferative activity in osteosarcoma cells by inducing autophagy, ROS generation and mitochondrial membrane potential loss
Zhao-rui Liu, Li-zhi Sun, Tang-hong Jia, Dao-fu Jia; pp 1582-1586 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SHORT COMMUNICATION

Management of B3 lesions of the breast: implementations of current recommendations in clinical practice
Konstantinos Stergios, Ashraf Patel, Vasilios Pergialiotis; pp 1587-1590 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SPECIAL ARTICLES

A study on basic demographic and disease characteristics of cancer-diagnosed Syrian refugees treated in the border city of Turkey, Sanliurfa; a hospital-based retrospective case series study
Yasemin Bakkal Temi, Ali Murat Sedef, Serkan Gokcay, Hatice Coskun, Sedenay Oskeroglu Kaplan, Ozlem Ozkul, Huseyin Mertsoylu, Fatih Kose; pp 1591-1594 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Novel molecular and metabolic aspects in osteosarcoma
Evangelos Tsiambas, Panagiotis P. Fotiades, Chrissa Sioka, Dimitrios Kotrotsios, Evangelia Gkika, Andreas Fotopoulos, Stylianos N. Mastronikolis, Ilianna E. Armata, Evangelos Giotakis, Vasileios Ragos; pp 1595-1598 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

From Fungus haematodes to Retinoblastoma
Marilita M. Moschos; pp 1599-1602 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bisphosphonate-associated orbital inflammation: is it class-specific side effect?
Kadri Altundag; p 1603 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association of non-Hodgkin΄s lymphoma with advanced endometriosis
Michail Matalliotakis, Artemis Pontikaki, Athina E. Patelarou, Stefanos Zervoudis, Aydin Arici; p 1603 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A brain ependymoma with psychiatric manifestation
Nikolaos Bilanakis, Aikaterini Vratsista, Stamatia Siorou; pp 1604-1605 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Medical errors done with good intention, according to the believes of the time in the past: oncology should be evidence-based nowadays
Papaloucas Christos-David, Kantzou Ioanna, Sarris George, Kouloulias Vassilis; p 1606 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Positional errors in linear accelerator based frameless cranial stereotaxy: A note of caution
Biplab Sarkar, Anusheel Munshi, Saneg Krishnankutty, Tharmar Ganesh, Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti; p 1606 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Molecular landscape in laryngeal chondrosarcoma
Eleftheria Gletsou, Panagiotis P. Fotiades, Evangelos Tsiambas, Vasileios Ragos; p 1607 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The role of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as adjuvant treatment for renal cancer. Where do we stand today?
Charalampos Fragkoulis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Ioannis Gkialas, Konstantinos Ntoumas; p 1608-1609 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

“Pearl oyster”: a new ultrasonographic sign of the regressed testicular tumor
Lucio Dell’Atti, Andrea Benedetto Galosi; p 1610 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Preliminary testing of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in children
Ljiljana Pejcic, Karin Vasic; pp 1611-1612 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HISTORY OF ONCOLOGY

Hallmarks in the evolution of gynaecological cancer surgery: the famous pioneers
Marianna Karamanou, Nikolaos Salakos, Ioannis Grammatikakis, George Androutsos; pp 1613-1616 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Author: Andy Athns