REVIEW ARTICLES

Differences in gastric cancer surgery outcome between East and West: differences in surgery or different diseases?
John Griniatsos, Dimitris Trafalis; pp 1210-1215 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer: a new aspect of research
Ioannis Koliarakis, Anna Psaroulaki, Taxiarchis Konstantinos Nikolouzakis, Manolis Kokkinakis, Markos N.Sgantzos, George Goulielmos, Vasilis P. Androutsopoulos, Aristides Tsatsakis, John Tsiaoussis; pp 1216-1234  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Is there a role of high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in the treatment of Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcomas?
Nuri Karadurmus, Ugur Sahin, Bilgin Bahadir Basgoz, Taner Demirer; pp 1235-1241  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Screening for prostate cancer: moving forward in the molecular era
Angeliki Vlachaki, Dimitrios Baltogiannis, Anna Batistatou, Stavros Tsambalas, Yannis V. Simos, Maria E. Palatianou, Patra Vezyraki, Vasilios Ragos, Evangelos Tsiambas, Xenofon Giannakopoulos, Dimitrios Peschos; pp 1242-1248  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Primary curative surgery and preemptive or adjuvant hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy in colorectal cancer patients at high risk to develop peritoneal carcinomatosis: A systematic review
Konstantinos Stamou, Nikolaos Gouvas, George Pechlivanides, Evaghelos Xynos; pp 1249-1261  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Gastric carcinosarcoma: a rare clinical entity looking for an identity
Ioannis I. Lazaridis, Lazaros – Dimitrios Lazaridis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Maximos Frountzas, Dimitrios Schizas; pp 1262-1265  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SPECIAL ARTICLE

Progress of the Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology in the second decade of its existence
Ljiljana Vuckovic-Dekic, Dusica Gavrilovic; pp 1266-1272  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

BREAST CANCER

The influence of breast cancer subtypes on the response to anthracycline neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer patients
Ljiljana Stamatovic, Snezana Susnjar, Dusica Gavrilovic, Ivana Minic, Tamara Ursulovic, Radan Dzodic; pp 1273-1280  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinical characteristics and management of a Greek female patient cohort with breast conserving treatment
Dimitrios Panousis, Panagiota Kontogianni, Dimitrios Grosomanidis, Panagiota Ntasiou, Konstantinos Chatzopoulos, Georgia Paraskevakou, Stella Ioannou, Efstratia Charitidou, Evaggelos Maragkoudakis, Grigoris Xepapadakis; pp 1281-1289  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

In vivo and in vitro impact of miR-31 and miR-143 on the suppression of metastasis and invasion in breast cancer
Sorour Soheilyfar, Zahra Velashjerdi, Yasamin Sayed Hajizadeh, Nazila Fathi Maroufi, Zahra Amini, Afshin Khorrami, Saba Haj Azimian, Alireza Isazadeh, Sina Taefehshokr, Nima Taefehshokr; pp 1290-1296  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Predictive value of 21-gene recurrence score assay in non-estrogen receptor-positive and lymph node negative breast cancer
Kai Lu, Hui Li, Zhaoshu Wu, Dong Liu, Hongling Ye, Liang Xu, Yanwen Liu; pp 1297-1301  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Correlations of MRP1 gene with serum TGF-β1 and IL-8 in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy
Xiaoming Zhuang, Jingmei Wang; pp 1302-1308  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-372-3p promotes the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in breast carcinoma by activating the Wnt pathway
Xiaodong Fan, Xuandong Huang, Zhi Li, Xinyan Ma; pp 1309-1315  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Diagnostic value of total prostate specific antigen (TPSA) in women with breast cancer in the molecular subtyping era
Li Zhang, Xiuwei Yu, Lin Zhou, Yuan Yang, Shengchun Liu; pp 1316-1324  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association between androgen receptor status and prognosis in triple negative breast cancer
Veli Sunar, Hayriye T. Dogan, Furkan Sarici, Ozturk Ates, Serkan Akin, Batuhan Baspinar, Sercan Aksoy, Kadri Altundag; pp 1325-1330  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

COLORECTAL CANCER

THBS2 is a biomarker for AJCC stages and a strong prognostic indicator in colorectal cancer
Qinggang Tian, Yun Liu, Yuguo Zhang, Zhiqing Song, Jingling Yang, Jing Zhang, Tuankui Guo, Wenfeng Gao, Furong Dai, Caihong He; pp 1331-1336  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Research on the inhibiting effect of tanshinone IIA on colon cancer cell growth via COX-2-Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway
Shiyang Ma, Yali Lei, Li Zhang, Jinhai Wang; pp 1337-1342  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Circ-ZNF609 promotes migration of colorectal cancer by inhibiting Gli1 expression via microRNA-150
Ling Wu, Jinying Xia, Jie Yang, Yijiu Shi, Hongbing Xia, Xiansheng Xiang, Xiuguo Yu; pp 1343-1349  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

High versus low ligation of inferior mesenteric vessels in rectal cancer surgery: A retrospective cohort study
Nikoletta Dimitriou, Evangelos Felekouras, Ioannis Karavokyros, Emmanuel Pikoulis, Chrysovalantis Vergadis, Afrodite Nonni, John Griniatsos; pp 1350-1361  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A study on relationship between metabolic syndrome and colorectal cancer
Qiang He, Hui Zhang, Shiwei Yao, Dong Zhu, Dong Lv, Peilin Cui, Youqing Xu; pp 1362-1368  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The impact of different infusion solutions on postoperative recovery following colorectal cancer surgery
Ana Cvetkovic, Nevena Kalezic, Biljana Milicic, Srdjan Nikolic, Milan Zegarac, Dusica Gavrilovic, Dejan Stojiljkovic; pp 1369-1379  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GYNECOLOGICAL CANCERS

A new risk malignancy index to predict ovarian cancer: a bicentric preliminary study
Georgios M. Iatrakis, Stefanos Zervoudis, Panagiotis Tsikouras, Dimitrios G. Iatrakis, Anastasia Bothou, Themistoklis Chardavelas, Panagiotis Apostolakopoulos, Iouliana Ceausu, George Galazios; pp 1380-1383  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Pterostilbene (3’,5’-dimethoxy-resveratrol) exerts potent antitumor effects in HeLa human cervical cancer cells via disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential, apoptosis induction and targeting m-TOR/PI3K/Akt signalling pathway
Wu Hong Bin, Lu Hong Da, Yin Xue, BaoWen Jing; pp 1384-1389  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression levels of TUBB3, ERCC1 and P-gp in ovarian cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues and their clinical significance
Yingjie Jia, Shulan Sun, Xiang Gao, Xiaomin Cui; pp 1390-1395  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Knockdown of long non-coding RNA HOTAIR increases cisplatin sensitivity in ovarian cancer by inhibiting cisplatin-induced autophagy
Yan Yu, Xinhua Zhang, Hongshuai Tian, Zhengyan Zhang, Yujing Tian; pp 1396-1401  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LUNG CANCER

Clinical efficacy of bevacizumab combined with gemcitabine and cisplatin combination chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Jianchun Duan, Zhenhua Yang, Dingyuan Liu, Zhen.Zhang, Yunfei Shi; pp 1402-1406  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Anticancer effects of α-Bisabolol in human non-small cell lung carcinoma cells are mediated via apoptosis induction, cell cycle arrest, inhibition of cell migration and invasion and upregulation of P13K/AKT signalling pathway
Song Wu, Leilei Peng, Hongyang Sang, Qian Ping Li, Shaofei Cheng; pp 1407-1412  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MiR-24 promotes migration and invasion of non-small cell lung cancer by targeting ZNF367
Zhenli Liu, Luning Jiang, Guangning Zhang, Shuang Li, Xuefeng Jiang; pp 1413-1419  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GASTRIC CANCER
Stigmasterol exhibits potent antitumor effects in human gastric cancer cells mediated via inhibition of cell migration, cell cycle arrest, mitochondrial mediated apoptosis and inhibition of JAK/STAT signalling pathway
Kang Li, Dawei Yuan, Rong Yan, Lei Meng, Yong Zhang, Kun Zhu; pp 1420-1425  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Application and efficacy evaluation of an NBASS-APS pain management model in postoperative analgesia for gastric cancer patients
Miao Zhang, Rui Li, Hong Chen, Juan Zhou, Ye Zhang; pp 1426-1431  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Carcinosarcomas of the esophagus: systematic review of a rare nosologic entity
Dimitrios Schizas, Aikaterini Mastoraki, George Bagias, Maria Ioannidi, Prodromos Kanavidis, Dimitrios Moris, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Eleftherios Spartalis, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Theodore Liakakos; pp 1432-1438  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-182 promoted esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell growth and metastasis via targeting YWHAG
Qizhou Bai, Jun Yu, Yongshun Li, Jilong Ma, Yunjiu Gou; pp 1439-1447  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

RADIATION THERAPY

Determination of beam profile characteristics in radiation therapy using different dosimetric set ups
George D. Patatoukas, Pantelis Kalavrezos, Ioannis Seimenis, Maria Dilvoi, Vasileios Kouloulias, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Kalliopi Platoni; pp 1448-1459  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A quantitative measure for radiation treatment plan quality
Anna Laura Licon, Dewayne Defoor, John Ford, Richard Crownover, Ying Li, Chul Ha, Tony Eng, William Jones, Panayiotis Mavroidis, Niko Papanikolaou, Sotirios Stathakis; pp 1460-1466  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

THYROID CANCER

Correlation analyses of thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid autoantibodies with differentiated thyroid cancer
Xuefeng Zhang, Xueqi Zhang, Zhexing Chang, Cuicui Wu, Hang Guo; pp 1467-1471  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

EWING SARCOMA

Identification of key genes and pathways in Ewing’s sarcoma using bioinformatics analysis
Chen Yan, Yehua Wang, Qian Wang, Xiao Feng, Long Wang, Zan Bu, Bo Lu, Jian Jiang; pp 1472-1480  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

Oxidative and nitrosative stress in myeloproliferative neoplasms: the impact on the AKT / mTOR signaling pathway
Dragoslava Djikic, Dragana Markovic, Andrija Bogdanovic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Tijana Suboticki, Milos Diklic, Bojana Beleslin-Cokic, Suncica Bjelica, Marijana Kovacic, Vladan P. Cokic; pp  1481-1491  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

BLADDER CANCER

MiR-194-5p inhibits cell migration and invasion in bladder cancer by targeting E2F3
Yanmei Wang, Guiying Sun, Chenghong Wang, Wenchen Guo, Qianqing Tang, Meng Wang; pp 1492-1499  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

OSTEOSARCOMA

Survival of patients with primary osteosarcoma and lung metastases
Wei Li, Shiquan Zhang; pp 1500-1504  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MISCELLANEOUS

A simplified colorimetric method for rapid detection of cell viability and toxicity in adherent cell culture systems
Widyan Ahmed Alamoudi, Faraz Ahmad, Sadananda Acharya, Shafiul Haque, Khaldoon Alsamman, Hatem K. Herzallah, Sultan T. Al-Otaibi; pp 1505-1513  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

In silico CD4+, CD8+ & humoral immunity associated antigenic epitope prediction and HLA distribution analysis of HTLV-I
Tasneem Bano, Essam Mohammed Janahi, Anupam Dhasmana, Mohtashim Lohani, Shafiul Haque, Raju K. Mandal, Sajad A. Dar, Arshad Jawed, Mohd Wahid, Naseem Akhter, Mohammed Y. Areeshi; pp 1514-1527  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is an independent risk factor for development of acute kidney injury
Tuncay Dagel, Selim Misirlioglu, Serhan Tanju, Baris Afsar, Fatih Selcukbiricik, Suat Erus, Dogan Vatansever, Emre Balik, Cagatay Taskiran, Sukru Dilege, Nil Molinas Mandel, Dursun Bugra, Tunc Yalti, Mehmet Kanbay; pp 1528-1533  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Correlation between the progression of cancer and the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in metastatic spinal tumor
Bolong Zheng, Dingjun Hao, Hua Guo, Baorong He; pp 1534-1539  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Immunohistochemical expression patterns of S100, synaptophysin, chromogranin A and neuron specific enolase in predicting malignant behaviour in paragangliomas
Constantinos Nastos, Anneza Yiallourou, Thomas Kotsis, Maria Mizamtsidi, Dionysios Delaportas, Agathi Kondi- Pafiti, George Polymeneas; pp 1540-1545  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath of the hand: an 11-year retrospective study
Christos Koutserimpas, Grigorios Kastanis, Argyrios Ioannidis, Dimitrios Filippou, Konstantinos Balalis; pp 1546-1551  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Correlations of cancer pain degree with levels of β-EP, CGRP and PGE2 and the effects of oxycontin on them
Daoqun Chong, Lili Shao, Yang Yang, Rong Wang, Chunsheng Yang, Baojuan Zhang; pp 1552-1557  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ALK inhibitors and cranial radiotherapy in brain metastasis from NSCLC

Yasemin Benderli Cihan; p 1558  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Cancer stem cells in oral squamous cell carcinoma
Efthymios Kyrodimos, Aristeidis Chrysovergis, Evangelos Tsiambas, Vasileios Papanikolaou; p 1558  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Concurrent administration of aromatase inhibitors with chemotherapy might show better outcome in high risk hormone-receptor positive early-stage breast cancer patients
Kadri Altundag; p 1559  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Could PTEN be a biomarker in head and neck cancers subjected to radiotherapy as similar to HPV?
Yasemin Benderli Cihan; p 1560  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Adding anthracycline plus cyclophosphamide to adjuvant paclitaxel plus trastuzumab might be more reasonable in stage I hormone receptor negative HER-2 positive breast cancer patients
Kadri Altundag; p 1561  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Correlation of tumor biology and optimal colorectal liver metastasis resection margin: Existing evidence and future directions
Nikolaos Machairas, Zoe Garoufalia, Georgios C. Sotiropoulos; pp 1561-1562  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HISTORY OF ONCOLOGY

The distinguished Austrian ophthalmologist Ernst Fuchs (1851-1930) and the “sarcom des uvealtractus”
Maria Zozolou, Gregory Tsoucalas, Marianna Karamanou, Konstantinos Laios, Ilias Georgalas, Athanasios Douzenis, George Androutsos; pp 1563-1568  (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Announcing the meeting of the European Society for the History of Oncology in London, U.K. (PDF)