Volume 26, Issue 1 (January-February 2021)


Mentoring Young Oncologists
Constantin Kappas; pp 1-7 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Anton Chekhov – Doctor and writer
Rajko Igic; pp 8-10 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


The effect of cannabis in the treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a pregnant patient – extensive case report and literature review
Anca Huniadi, Andrea Sorian, Cristian Iuhas, Alin Bodog, Mircea Ioan Sandor; pp 11-16 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Clear cell sugar tumor of the lung; a systematic review for a rare entity
​Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Anastasios Kyriazoglou, Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Ioannis-Georgios Tzanninis, Michalis Liontos, Meletios A. Dimopoulos, Maria Gavriatopoulou; pp 17-32 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The Anatomy in Greek Iatrosophia during the Ottoman domination era
Christos Tsagkaris, Ioannis Koliarakis, Agamemnon Tselikas, Markos Sgantzos, Ioannis Mouzas, John Tsiaoussis; pp 33-38 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Carcinomas of the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus: A systematic review and quality of evidence assessment
Dimitrios Schizas, Nikoletta A. Theochari, Ioannis A. Ziogas, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Konstantinos S. Mylonas; pp 39-50 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)



Effect of osimertinib in treating patients with first-generation EGFR-TKI-resistant advanced non-small cell lung cancer and prognostic analysis
Yanli Yang, Yi Guo, Rong Wang, Jing Li, Haibo Zhu, Ruifen Tian, Wei Guo; pp 51-57 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

CLK2 promotes occurrence and development of non-small cell lung cancer
Bing Liu, Xiangshuo Kong, Rui Wang, Chunxia Xin; pp 58-64 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Comparative study on efficacy of thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy and lobectomy in treating pulmonary ground-glass nodules
Xiangdong Li, Hao Yang; pp 65-71 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expressions of CD44, PCNA and MRP1 in lung cancer tissues and their effects on proliferation and invasion abilities of lung cancer cell line 95D
Xudong Chen, Jinlin Sun, Yansen Wang; pp 72-78 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Comparative assessment of three different second-line regimens in chemotherapy resistant / refractory small-cell lung cancer 
Ilhan Hacibekiroglu, Ozlem Ozkul, Emre Cakir, Osman Kostek, Fatih Karatas, Asim Esenkaya, Ayse Demirci, Cemil Bilir; pp 79-86 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Correlation of Lgr5 expression with clinicopathological features of colorectal cancer and its diagnostic and prognostic values
Ning Xu, Kai Gao, Hui Luo, Yuan Wu, Bo Shen, Ke Liu; pp 87-92 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Efficacy of apatinib as third-line treatment of advanced colorectal cancer and prognostic analysis
Juchao Wang, Qiang Sun, Jian Zhao, Zengming Li, Dan Kou, Dongxiang Qu; pp 93-100 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Effect of cetuximab combined with chemotherapy in treating metastatic colorectal cancer and its prognostic analysis
Jingyi Wu, Zhijun Wang, Caibao Jin, Hui Ren, Yang Hu, Bin Yang, Yanping Hu; pp 101-108 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Cancer stage dependent alterations in cell-free DNA in patients with colorectal cancer
Wangyang Pu, Li Xiao, Cuilan Zhou, Fengyun Zhong, Yongyou Wu, Wei Gong, Xiaodong Lv, Zhixiang Zhuang, Hui Wang, Huahui Bian, Ji Wang, Rong Zhang, Kai Li, Chungen Xing; pp 109-115 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Effect of nimotuzumab and PF induction chemotherapy combined with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in treating locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Min Gao, Tiejun Yuan, Fangxiang Zhang; pp 116-123 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LncRNA LSINCT5 drives proliferation and migration of oral squamous cell carcinoma through the miRNA-185-5p/ZNF703 axis
Xinhua Wang, Xiaoxia Feng, Huiming Wang; pp 124-131 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Efficacy of low-temperature plasma ablation combined with low-dose cisplatin chemotherapy in laryngeal carcinoma patients and its influence on tumor markers
Peng Wang, Guojing Wang; pp 132-137 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Effect of cetuximab combined with IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy in treating locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Pei Yang, Jing Liu, Hui Yong, Jianli Ma, Xiaoping Gao; pp 138-144 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Efficacy of bevacizumab combined with temozolomide dose-dense regimen on recurrent glioma
Jinli Li, Weiwei Huang, Meina Piao, Zhengcao Liu, Shengjun Ji, Jing Xue, Xin Zhu; pp 145-151 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Nm23-H1 inhibits the proliferation of glioma cells via regulation of PKC signaling pathway
Feng Pan, Fang Ji, Zengliang Xu, Wen Nie, Weidong Zhou; pp 152-158 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Effect of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy in children with relapsed or refractory acute B-lymphocytic leukemia and its prognosis
Na Li, Hongfen Li; pp 159-165 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Risk factors and prognosis analysis of acute myeloid leukemia in children
Xiaoli Xin, Huafeng Zhu, Ziwei Chang, Miaojuan Feng, Shan Gao, Liping Hou, Xiaoli Su; pp 166-172 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


MicroRNA-137 targets EZH2 to exert suppressive functions inuveal melanoma via regulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition
Junfu Zhang,Guiqin Liu,Huijing Jin,Xiaoyan Li,Na Li,Qiang Yin, Ruimin Hu; 173-181 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MiR-125b acts as a tumor suppressor of melanoma by targeting NCAM
Tao Wang, Wei Li, Shuang Yin, Weihua Chen; pp 182-188 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Efficacy of fulvestrant in treating postmenopausal patients with estrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer and prognostic analysis
Tao Li, Lianghe Jiao; pp 189-195 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The effect of multifocal and multicentric tumours on local recurrence and survival outcomes in breast cancer
Alper Ozturk, Serkan Ilgun, Muhammed Ucuncu, Firuz Gachayev, Cetin Ordu, Gul Alco, Filiz Elbuken, Zeynep Erdogan, Tomris Duymaz, Fatma Aktepe, Gursel Soybir, Vahit Ozmen; pp 196-203 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Is immunonutrition superior to standard enteral nutrition in reducing postoperative complications in patients undergoing esophagectomy? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Ze-Guo Zhuo, Jun Luo, Han-Yu Deng, Tie-Niu Song, Gu-Ha Alai, Xu Shen, Yi-Dan Lin; pp 204-210 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Efficacy of conversion surgery after neoadjuvant intraperitoneal-systemic chemotherapy in treating peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer
Yan Li, Huanrong Lin, Kunsong Huang, Jiangning Zhao; pp 211-217 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


The expression of growth differentiation factor 15 in gallbladder carcinoma
Yiyang Yan, Xueliang Yue, Sen Yang, Zhongyuan Zhao, Pan Wu, Hongshan Liu; pp 218-228 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


MiR-877 suppresses tumor metastasis via regulating FOXM1 in ovarian cancer
Lei Fang, Bobo Zhang, Ning Zhu; pp 229-234 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Effect of RFA and TACE combined with postoperative cytokine-induced killer cell immunotherapy in primary hepatocellular carcinoma
Qiang Ji, Yadong Fu, Xiwen Zhu, Lili Wang, Chunyan Ling; pp 235-242 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Calculating interfractional prostate motion during radiation therapy course using fiducial markers
Petros Alexidis, Ioannis Tzitzikas, Konstantinos Hatzimouratidis, Ioannis Chrisogonidis; pp 243-249 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


MicroRNA-10a suppresses cell metastasis by targeting BDNF and predicted patients’survival in renal cell carcinoma
Yahong Liu, Lei Qi, Keping Zhang, Fuxin Wang; pp 250-258 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Correlations of HOTAIR expression with pathological stage, CT characteristics and prognosis of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma
Xiaohui Chen, Jiyang Jin, Li Zheng, Yuan Sheng, Jinfang Sun; 259-265 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Indocyanine green use in Urology
Bogdan Petrut, Cristina Eliza Bujoreanu, Daniel Porav-Hodade, Vlad Vasile Hardo, Bogdan Ovidiu Coste, Teodor Traian Maghiar, Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu, Catalin Vlad ; pp 266-274 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Decision support systems for the prediction of lymph node involvement in early breast cancer
Raffaella Massafra, Domenico Pomarico, Daniele La Forgia, Samantha Bove, Vittorio Didonna, Agnese Latorre, Anna Orsola Russo, Pasquale Tamborra, Vito Lorusso, Annarita Fanizzi; pp 275-277 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


The impact of efficacy of receptor conversion on metastases directed therapies in liver metastases with breast cancer
Kadri Altundag; p 278 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

A closer look at pulmonary carcinoid in a large breast cancer dataset
Kadri Altundag; p 279 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MicroRNAs in esophageal carcinoma
Dimitrios Tsounis, Ioannis Stavrakis, Theodoros Niotis, Evangelos Tsiambas; p 280 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

The impact of time to surgery in different tumor subtypes in breast cancer patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Kadri Altundag; p 280 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Association between nanobacteria and microcalcifications in breast
Kadri Altundag; pp 280-281 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Do molecular subtypes affect overall survival after radiation therapy for breast cancer patients with brain metastases?
Kadri Altundag; p 281 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Viral infections in meningiomas
Maria Adamopoulou, Dimitrios Roukas, Stylianos Mastronikolis, Evangelos Tsiambas; pp 281-282 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Is up-front surgery associated with fatality of disease in breast cancer patients with de novo metastases?
Kadri Altundag; pp 282-283 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Do all triple-negative breast cancer patients have to receive adjuvant chemotherapy within 30 days after surgery; do subtypes matter?
Kadri Altundag; p 283 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Louis-Joseph-Marie Robert (1771-1850) and his method for the prevention of breast cancer
Marianna Karamanou, George Androutsos; pp 284-287 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Retraction Note to: Swerchirin exerts anticancer activity on SKOV3 human ovarian cancer cells via induction of mitochondrial apoptosis, G2/M cell cycle arrest and inhibition of Raf/MEK/ERK cascade
Lan Luo, Haibo Zhao, Qian Luo; p 288 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Retraction Note to: Study on the molecular mechanism of Rac3 on regulating autophagy in human lung cancer cells
Xuyang Xiao, Gebang Wang, Hongxu Liu; p 289 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Retraction Note to: Anticancer effects of Daidzein against the human melanoma cell lines involves cell cycle arrest, autophagy and deactivation of PI3K/AKT signaling pathways
Hui Chu, Junzhi Li, Ting Liu, Na Miao, Wei Zhang; p 290 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Retraction Note to: Inhibitory effect of Aphidicolin – a tetracyclic diterpene – on the proliferation and apoptotic induction in human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells
En-Yan Yu, Rui-Yan Zhao, Dong-Sheng Wang; p 291 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Retraction Note to: Antitumor effects of helenalin in doxorubicin-resistant leukemia cells are mediated via mitochondrial mediated apoptosis, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, inhibition of cell migration and invasion and downregulation of PI3-kinase/AKT/m-TOR signalling pathway
Jingxin Liu, Yanan Zhao, Zhangzhen Shi, Yuansong Bai; p 292 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)


Expression of concern for: Boswellic acid exerts potent anticancer effects in HCT-116 human colon cancer cells mediated via the induction of apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, cell migration inhibition and inhibition of PI3K/AKT signalling pathway
Dan Wang, Shuke Ge, Jichang Bai, Yongwei Song; p 293 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression of concern for: 4-Terpineol exhibits potent in vitro and in vivo anticancer effects in Hep-G2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells by suppressing cell migration and inducing apoptosis and sub-G1 cell cycle arrest
Sha Liu, Yong Zhao, Hai-Feng Cui, Chun-Yu Cao, Yi-Bing Zhang; p 294 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression of concern for: Myricetin exhibits anti-glioma potential by inducing mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, inhibition of cell migration and ROS generation
Hu-Guang Li, Jun-Xia Chen, Jun-Hui Xiong, Jin-Wei Zhu; p 295 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression of concern for: Amarogentin secoiridoid inhibits in vivo cancer cell growth in xenograft mice model and induces apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells (SNU-16) through G2/M cell cycle arrest and PI3K/Akt signalling pathway
Jian-guo Zhao, Ling Zhang, Xiao-jun Xiang, Feng Yu, Wan-li Ye, Dong-ping Wu, Jian-fang Wang, Jian-ping Xiong; p 296 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

Expression of concern for: Anticancer activity of safranal against colon carcinoma is due to induction of apoptosis and G2/M cell cycle arrest mediated by suppression of mTOR/PI3K/Akt pathway
Yibing Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jianyou Guo, Haifeng Cui, Sha Liu; p 297 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

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