Volume 24, Issue 3 (May-June 2019)

REVIEW ARTICLES

Laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection for advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review 

Apostolos S. Mitrousias, Marinos C. Makris, Zabino Zani Jr, Michael Kornaropoulos, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Nikolaos V. Michalopoulos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dimitrios Moris, Evangelos Felekouras; pp 872-882 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

PD-1 and PD-L1 as immunotherapy targets and biomarkers in non-small cell lung cancerRunning title: PD-1 and PD-L1 in NSCLC

Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Maria Kiakou, Konstantinos Tsapakidis, Maria Tolia, Eleni Aravantinou-Fatorou, Panagiotis Baxevanos, Georgios Kyrgias, Stamatios Theocharis; pp 883-888 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Technical aspects, short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic and robotic D2-lymphadectomy in gastric cancer

Efstathios Kotidis, Manousos George Pramateftakis, Dimitris Tatsis; pp 889-896 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The function of tumor-derived exosomes

Xue Zhang, Cheng Yuan, Jian Bai, Xiao-Long Wang, Guang Zeng, Yunfeng Zhou; pp 897-904 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SPECIAL REPORT

Surgical Training in Greece: Is there a Feasible and Efficient Plan to Overcome the Crisis?

Demetrios Moris,Georgia-Sofia Karachaliou, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras,Evangelos Felekouras; pp 905-906 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

LUNG CANCER

Anticancer effects of curzerenone against drug-resistant human lung carcinoma cells are mediated via programmed cell death, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, ROS, and blocking the ERK/MAPK and NF-κB signaling pathway

Tingting Zheng , Haitao Xiao,Yuehong Shen, Xue Zhang, Kunkun Jiang, Li Liu, Xiaohe Bai, Jiao Peng, Yun Chen; pp 907-912 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association between H19 polymorphisms and NSCLC risk in a Chinese Population

Guangzheng Wang, Qun Liu, Kai Cui, Aiping Ma, Hui Zhang; pp 913-917 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinical characteristics on low-dose high-resolution computed tomography and serum tumor markers of malignant pulmonary solid small nodules and postoperative survival analysis

Rui Fang, Haicheng Han, Yong Yang, Chenyang Ma, Baisheng Xie, Xiaoqing Fu, Wei Lu, Lidan Xu, Dan Wang; pp 918-928 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-133 inhibits the growth and metastasis of the human lung cancer cells by targeting epidermal growth factor receptor

Shuyuan Liu, Jiachang Chen, Tianhai Zhang, Huayun Chen; pp 929-935 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

In vitro and in vivo cytotoxic effects of chrysoeriol in human lung carcinoma are facilitated through activation of autophagy, sub-G1/G0 cell cycle arrest, cell migration and invasion inhibition and modulation of MAPK/ERK signalling pathway

Wei Wei, Jiantao He, Huihui Ruan, Yiling Wang; pp 936-942 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Circulating plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 activity: a biomarker for resectable non-small cell lung cancer?

George P. Sotiropoulos, Marianna Kotopouli, Irene Karampela, Gerasimos-Socrates Christodoulatos, Georgios Antonakos, Ioanna Marinou, Evaggelos Vogiatzakis, Antigoni Lekka, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, Maria Dalamaga; pp 943-954 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-19a promotes proliferative and migratory abilities of NSCLC cells by inhibiting PTEN expression

Jingru Shi, Yong Han, Dayong Lin, Kai Wang, Bing Liu, Cong Gao; pp 955-962 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Relationship between incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer as comorbidity in primary health care in two Belgrade communities

Sladjana Vasiljevic, Marina Petrovic, Aleksandra Cvetkovic, Darko Mikic, Vesna Paunovic; pp 963-966 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS

Sensitivity of ASPP and P-gp to neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with gene therapy in locally advanced cervical cancer

Jie Xiao, Jian Zhou, Li Liang, Fumin Liu, Hui Liang, Chenchen Xu, Jiawei Meng; pp 967-974 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Kaempferol exerts anti-proliferative effects on human ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis, G0/G1 cell cycle arrest and modulation of MEK/ERK and STAT3 pathways

Shuli Yang,Lihui Si, Yan Jia, Wenwen Jian, Qing Yu, Min Wang, Ruixin Lin; pp 975-981 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of primary treatment of ovarian cancer in   North-Western Romania

Andrea Onisim, Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu, Mihaela Iancu, Emil Puscas, Alin Bodog, Catalin Vlad; pp 982-990 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Icariin inhibits the growth of human cervical cancer cells by inducing apoptosis and autophagy by targeting mTOR/PI3K/AKT signalling pathway

Shenjiao Huang, Tingting Xie, Wenjie Liu; pp 990-996 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Scopoletin exerts anticancer effects on human cervical cancer cell lines by triggering apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, inhibition of cell invasion and PI3K/AKT signalling pathway

Qi Tian , Luying Wang , Xin Sun , Fei Zeng , Qiong Pan , Min Xue; pp 997-1002 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Therapeutic effect of bevacizumab combined with paclitaxel and carboplatin on recurrent ovarian cancer

Jianglin Cong,Riming Liu,Jianqing Hou,Xiuli Wang,Haiyang Jiang, Jing Wang; pp 1003-1008 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The role of CD146 in serous ovarian carcinoma

Andrea Onisim, Catalin Vlad, Ioan Simon, Constantin Dina, Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu; pp 1009-1019 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Low expression of TUG1 promotes cisplatin sensitivity in cervical cancer by activating the MAPK pathway

Xuemin Wei, Yuehua Zhou, Jin Qiu, Xiaojie Wang, Yan Via, Long Sui; pp 1020-1026 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

BREAST CANCER

Interaction of HCCR-1 and Bax in breast cancer 

Kai Meng, Guangwen Yuan, Huijing Bao, Lifeng Wang, Rong Ma, Bing Yu, Shanshan Zhao; pp 1027-1037 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Evaluation of the value of GATA3 combined with E-cadherin in the diagnosis of breast cancer

Min Luo, Yu Huang, Junqing Huang, Shaoxin Huang, Liuxia Wei, Yumei Zhang, Zhiming Zhang; pp 1038-1044 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Interlaboratory concordance in HER2 testing: Results of a Serbian ring-study

Tatjana Ivkovic-Kapic, Slavica Knezevic-Usaj, Eva Moldvaji, Irena Jovanic, Zorka Milovanovic, Maja Milentijevic, Svetislav Tatic, Slobodanka Mitrovic, Miodrag Stojiljkovic,Ana Cvetanovic; pp 1045-1053 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-204 inhibits the proliferation and metastasis of breast cancer cells by targeting PI3K/AKT pathway

Xiaoqing Fan, Gang Liu, Qiuyun Xiong, Zhihua Li, Weimin Zhou; pp 1054-1059 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The functional role of the EZH2 gene in controlling breast cancer stem cells

Fu-wen Wang, Xiang Ao, Shao-mei Fu; pp 1060-1066 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The influence of reproductive factors on breast cancer risk in women with pathogenic mutations

Iulian Gabriel Goidescu, Gabriela Caracostea, Ioana Cristina Rotar, Dan Tudor Eniu, Georgiana Irina Nemeti, Gheorghe Cruciat,Florin Stamatian, Daniel Muresan; pp 1067-1074 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNA-155regulates the proliferation and metastasis of human breast cancers by targeting MAPK7

Jian-Hua Liu, Yong Yang, Qi Song, Jie-Bao Li; pp 1075-1080 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The efficacy and reliability of sequential adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy and weekly paclitaxel regimen in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast cancer: A retrospective analysis of a multicentre study

Muhammet Ali Kaplan, Zeynep Oruc,Mahmut Gumus, Sukru Ozaydın, Emin Tamer Elkiran, Nur Sener Dinc, Abdullah Sakin, Veli Berk,Tulay Akman,Aydin Aytekin, Dogan Yazilitas, Faysal Dane, Goksen Inanc Imamoglu, Erdem Cubukcu,Abdurrahman Isikdogan; pp 1081-1086 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GASTRIC CANCER

Therapeutic effects of endoscopic mucosal resection on the recovery and prognosis of early gastric cancer

Tengfei Li, Pengfei Liu, Bin Xiang; pp 1087-1091 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinicopathological features of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yan-Wei Qiao, Xue-Qun Zhao, Jun Liu, Wen-Jie Yang; pp 1092-1099 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

In vitro and in vivo human gastric cancer inhibition by Trifolirhizin is facilitated via autophagy, mitochondrial mediated programmed cell death, G2/M phase cell cycle arrest and inhibition of m-TOR/PI3K/AKT signalling pathway

Ke Zhang, Weidong Liu, Zhan Qu, Qin Liu, Jie Chen, Ran Tao, Youming Deng, Yu Zhang; pp 1100-1105 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association of low Syndecan-1 expression with adverse histopathological parameters in gastric carcinomas

Antonia Charchanti, Alexandra Papoudou-Bai, Epaminontas Samantas, Pavlos Papakostas, Pantelis Skarlos, Panagiotis Kanavaros, Georgios Ntritsos, Niki J. Agnantis, Anna C. Goussia; pp 1106-1112 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with enteral nutrition on perioperative immunity, inflammation and intestinal flora in gastric cancer patients

Lei Zong, Haiyan Li, Shuhua Li; pp 1113-1119 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

COLORECTAL CANCER

Serum miR-1301-3p, miR-335-5p,miR-28-5p,and their target B7-H3 may serve as novel biomarkers for colorectal cancer 

Lei Wang, Yajuan Zhao, Minyi Xu, Fangfang Zhou, Ji Yan; pp 1120-1127 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MiR-335-5p Inhibits Cell Proliferation, Migration and Invasion in Colorectal Cancer through Downregulating LDHB

Donglei Zhang, Ning Yang; pp 1128-1136 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Significant association between MDM2 T309G polymorphism and colorectal cancer

Mustafa Atabey, Ayca Tas, Ismail Sari, Meric Emre Bostanci,Omer Topcu, Yavuz Silig; pp 1137-1142 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A flavone, Wogonin from Scutellaria baicalensis inhibits the proliferation of human colorectal cancer cells by inducing of autophagy, apoptosis and G2/M cell cycle arrest via modulating the PI3K/AKT and STAT3 signalling pathways

Hao Tan, Xiang Li, Wei-Han Yang, Yong Kang; pp 1143-1149 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LIVER CANCER

Comparison of treatment response, survival and safety between drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization with CalliSpheres®microspheres versus conventional transarterial chemoembolization in treating hepatocellular carcinoma 

Chang Zhao, Shenglin Pei, Zuyi Chen, Yilong Ma; pp 1150-1166 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Programmed cell death-1 in patients with primary liver cancer and its effect on prognosis  

Min Yang, WenWen Dou, GuangHong Sun, YanLan Zhang, Yan Su, RuiZhu Xie; pp 1167-1174 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

OSTEOSARCOMA

Oridonin inhibitsthe proliferation, migration and invasion of human osteosarcoma cells via suppression of matrix metalloproteinase expression and STAT3 signalling pathway

Yiqun Du, Jian Zhang,Shiyan Yan,Zhonghua Tao, Chenchen Wang, Mingzhu Huang, Xiaowei Zhang; pp 1175-1180 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinical evaluation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for osteosarcoma

Wengang Zhu, Lizhen Zhu, Yongzheng Bao, Xueren Zhong, Yu Chen, Qiang Wu; pp 1181-1185 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

PROSTATE CANCER

The effect of the overexpression of miR-490 on the biological function of prostate cancer cell PC-3

Yingbo Hu, Zhengdong Hong, Cheng Cheng, Jianjun Xu; pp 1186-1193 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

How reliable and useful are angiogenesis blood mediators for prostate cancer diagnosis?

Ovidiu Balacescu, Nicolae Crisan, Loredana Balacescu, Simona Visan, Oana Tudoran, Bogdan Fetica, Catalina Bungardean, Catalin Marian, Bogdan Petrut; pp 1194-1203 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

GLIOMA

Antitumor activity of Cedrelone in temozolomide-resistant human glioma cells is accompanied by mitochondrial mediated apoptosis, inhibition of angiogenesis, cell cycle disruption and modulation of ERK/MAPK signalling pathway

Yamei Cao, Ling Zhang, Yuqin Wang; pp 1204-1209 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

BLADDER CANCER

Research on correlations of MiR-203 expression with onset and prognosis of bladder cancer 

Zhongming Huang, Guanghua Liu; pp 1210-1218 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

In vitro and in vivo growth inhibition of human leukemia cells by Nodakenetin are mediated via mitochondrial apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and inhibition of cell migration and invasion

Ping Lei, Chushu Liao, Jianjun Chen, Ming Zhou; pp 1219-1224 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

PANCREATIC CANCER

Correlations of Moesin expression with the pathological stage, nerve infiltration, tumor location and pain severity in patients with pancreatic cancer

Lisheng Liang, Meili Dong, Kun Cong, Yu Chen, Zhikun Ma; pp 1225-1232 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Trend in esophageal cancer mortality in Serbia, 1991-2015 (a population-based study): an age-period-cohort analysis and a joinpoint regression analysis  

Milena Ilic, Sanja Kocic, Djordje Radovanovic, Ivana Zivanovic Macuzic and Irena Ilic; pp 1233-1239 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clinical features and prognostic factors for surgical treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in elderly patients

Yongli Liu, Xiaojun Chen, Yuhu Wang, Fang Wang, Yuyan Gong, Jingui Zhang; pp 1240-1244 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

RENAL CANCER

Astragalin induced selective kidney cancer cell death and these effects are mediated via mitochondrial mediated cell apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, and modulation of key tumor-suppressive miRNAs 

Litong Zhu, Linfeng Zhu, Junzhe Chen, Tongxia Cui, Weitang Liao; pp 1245-1251 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEAD/NECK CANCER

Efficacy of chemoradiotherapy combined with bevacizumab in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A comparative study

Fangxiang Zhang, Tiejun Yuan, Min Gao; pp 1252-1258 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MESOTHELIOMA

Multidisciplinary palliative treatment including Isolated Thoracic Perfusion for progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma: a retrospective observational study

Guadagni Stefano, Masedu Francesco, Zoras Odisseas, Zavattieri Giuseppe, Aigner Kornelia, Guadagni Veronica, Fumi Lucio, Clementi Marco; pp 1259-1267 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MISCELLANEOUS

Spatio-temporal pattern of two common cancers among Iranian women: An adaptive smoothing model

Mehdi Raei, Volker Schmid, Majid Moayedd, Behzad Mahaki; pp 1268-1275 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Anticancer activity of globularifolin against human adenoid cystic carcinoma cells is due to ROS-mediated apoptotic cell death and modulation of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway

Jinfeng Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Pengfei Ren, Hongxia Qin, Chen Zhang, Bin Li, Yuan Zhang; pp 1276-1282 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression of miR-34a in basal cell carcinoma patients and its relationship with prognosis

Pei Hu, Li Ma, Zhenqing Wu, Guoyi Zheng, Jitian Li; pp 1283-1288 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Giant dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans vulvae: rare clinical presentation and literature review

Jelena Jeremic, Aleksandar Stefanovic, Katarina Jeremic, Marko Jovic, Igor Pilic, Ana Cvetkovic, Marina Stojanovic; pp 1289-1295 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Misuse of traditional Chinese medicine may be a risk factor to tumorigenesis and progression of head and neck carcinoma in China: a hypothesis based on a case series

Jun Zheng, Guijie Li, Qingjia Sun; pp 1296-1300 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Intervention for symptom management in patients with malignant fungating wounds – a systematic review

Anastasia Tsichlakidou, Ourania Govina, Georgios Vasilopoulos, Anna Kavga, Maria Vastardi, Ioannis Kalemikerakis; pp 1301-1308 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Secondary gastric cancer after breast cancer diagnosis might occur in younger lobular breast cancer patients

Kadri Altundag; p 1309 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Which type of flap is more resistant to radiotherapy in breast cancer?

Yasemin Benderli Cihan, Halit Baykan, Baki Tastan; p 1309 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

CA 19-9 in follow-up of patients with colorectal cancer: Should it stay or should it go? 

Andrey Kotzev; p 1310 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Interleukins in nasal polyps and nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Vasileios S. Papanikolaou, Efthymios Kyrodimos, Evangelos Tsiambas, Aristeidis Chrysovergis; pp 1311-1312 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Combination of radiotherapy and vemurafenib in malignant melanoma

Yasemin Benderli Cihan; pp 1312-1313 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)






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