REVIEW ARTICLES

Endpoints in oncology clinical trials
Saadettin Kilickap, Umut Demirci, Nuri Karadurmus, Mutlu Dogan, Bulent Akinci, Mehmet Ali Nahit Sendur; pp 1-6 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients with  haematological malignancies
Elefheria Gletsou, Maria Ioannou, Vasileios Liakopoulos, Evangelos Tsiambas, Vasileios Ragos, Ioannis Stefanidis ; pp 7-10 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Differences in clinical features and oncologic outcomes between metastatic right and lef colon cancer
Kwangmin Kim, Young-Wan Kim, Hongjin Shim, Bo-Ra Kim, Hye Youn Kwon; pp 11-18 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Is it the right moment to include hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy as standard in ovarian cancer management? A reappraisal
Konstantinos Samartzis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Michael Liontos, Dimitra Kollia, Anastasios Malakasis, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Aristotelis Bamias, Alexandros Rodolakis, Dimitrios Loutradis; pp 19-23 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
ki-67 and Topoisomerase IIa proliferation markers in colon adenocarcinoma
Athanasios Niotis, Evangelos Tsiambas, Panagiotis P.Fotiades, Vasileios Ragos, Georgios Polymeneas; pp 24-27 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SPECIAL ARTICLES

Household costs of breast cancer morbidity: An empirical assessment from Pakistan
Hafz Zahid Mahmood, Imran Hameed Khaliq, Zafar Iqbal Bhatti, Kimberly J. Wilson, Khalid Masood Gondal, Summaira Malik, Shakila Zaman; pp 28-33 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Personal and parental acceptance of human papillomavirus vaccination prior to and during the economic crisis among women in Greece
Vagia Siamanta, Kimon Chatzistamatiou, Dimitrios Vavilis, Evangelia Nena, Εkaterini Chatzaki, Theodoros C. Constantinidis, Anastasia Kitsou, Athena Tsertanidou, Alexandros F. Lampropoulos, Theodoros Agorastos; pp 34-43 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

BREAST CANCER

Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of breast and cervical cancers and screenings of women working in primary health care services
Serdar Deniz, Ferhat Coskun, Dilek Oztas, Ahmet Oner Kurt; pp 44-52 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Influence of soy isoflavones in breast cancer angiogenesis: a multiplex glass ELISA approach
Alina Uifalean, Hermann Rath, Elke Hammer, Corina Ionescu, Cristina Adela Iuga, Michael Lalk; pp 53-59 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Discordance of hormone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2, and Ki-67 between primary breast cancer and synchronous axillary lymph node metastasis
Hiroko Kinoe, Kosho Yamanouchi, Sayaka Kuba, Michi Morita, Chika Sakimura, Kengo Kanetaka, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Kuniko Abe, Hiroshi Yano, Megumi Matsumoto, Ryota Otsubo, Naomi Hayashida, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi; pp 60-66 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

COLORECTAL CANCER

Discrepancies and misconceptions of perceived colorectal  cancer screening barriers between primary health professionals and unscreened population. A comparative study in Greece
Athanasios Mastrokostas, Magda Gavana, Maria Gkrizioti, Emmanouil Smyrnakis, Evangelos Cholongitas, Alexis Benos, Anna-Bettina Haidich; pp 67-76 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Is advanced age a hesitation for cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in colorectal cancer?
Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Tayfun Bisgin, Canan Altay, Tugba Yavuzsen, Aziz Karaoglu, Aras Emre Canda, Sulen Sarioglu, Selman Sokmen; pp 77-83 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
What can preoperative blood tests tell us about colorectal cancer?
Ioannis D. Kostakis, Aristeidis G. Vaiopoulos, Zoe Garoufalia, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, Stylianos Kykalos, Gregory Kouraklis, Gerasimos Tsourouflis; pp 84-95 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

MELANOMA

Signifcance of survivin mRNA blood levels in patients with melanoma
Michael Samarkos, George Papaxoinis, Kalliopi Athanasoula, Οlga Benopoulou, Spyros Bouros, Amalia Anastasopoulou, Panagiotis Diamantopoulos, Helen Gogas, Marina Mantzourani; pp 96-103 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

BLADDER CANCER

The impact of minimal invasive surgery on early complications  and mortality afer radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer
Andrei Boc, Nicolae Crisan, Stefan Cristian Vesa, Ioan Coman, Vasile Dan Stanca, Iulia Andras; pp 104-110 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

OVARIAN CANCER

Effect of increased number of neoadjuvant chemotherapy cycles on tumor resectability and pathologic response in advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer
Huseyin Akilli, Samed Rahatli, Yusuf Aytac Tohma, Latife Atasoy Karakas, Ozden Altundag, Ali Ayhan; pp 111-115 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

PANCREATIC CANCER

Comparison of gemcitabine monotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin combination in metastatic pancreatic cancer: a retrospective analysis
Yakup Ergun, Nuriye Yildirim Ozdemir, Ebru Karci Guner, Ece Esin, Mehmet Ali Sendur, Elif Berna Koksoy,
Nebi Serkan Demirci, Tulay Eren, Isa Dede, Ahmet Sezer, Huseyin Engin, Berna Oksuzoglu, Bulent Yalcin, Gungor Utkan, Nurullah Zengin, Yuksel Urun; pp 116-121 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

The role of biomarkers and echocardiography in the evaluation of cardiotoxicity risk in children treated for leukemia
Diana Raluca Maniu, Cristina Blag, Gheorghe Popa, Madalina Bota, Catalin Vlad, Calin Cainap, Ovidiu Balacescu, Laura Pop, Simona Sorana Cainap; pp 122-131 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

ORAL CANCER

Human Vγ9Vδ2 T cells show potent antitumor activity against  zoledronate-sensitized OSCC cell lines
Eisuke Domae, Yuya Hirai, Takashi Ikeo, Seiji Goda, Kaname Tsuji; pp 132-138 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

THYROID CANCER

Thyroid ultrasonographic charasteristics and Bethesda results afer FNAB
Eleni Triantafllou, Georgios Papadakis, Fotini Kanouta, Styliani Kalaitzidou, Aspasia Drosou, Angeliki Sapera, Dimitra Tampouratzi, Michalis Kotis, Taxiarchis Kyrimis, Anna Dracopoulou, Eirini Veniou, Chrysa Karavasili, Victoria Kaltzidou, Styliani Plyta, Athanasia Tertipi; pp 139-143 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

CANCER PAIN

Family caregiver beliefs and barriers to effective pain management of cancer patients in home care settings
Apostolos Konstantis, Triada Exiara; pp 144-152 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

SHORT COMMUNICATION

Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) in ovarian carcinoma – a propos of a case
Dejan Stojiljkovic, Srdjan Nikolic, Ana Cvetkovic, Vladimir Jokic, Igor Spurnic, Stevan Jokic, Merima Goran, Milan Kocic, Nebojsa Miletic, Jovan Filipovic, Tanja Stojiljkovic, Branislav Lukac; pp 153-155 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mutational status of lung cancer patients and survival outcomes for patients with limited brain metastases
Mutlu Hizal, Mehmet AN. Sendur, Burak Bilgin, Bulent Yalcin; p 156 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)
Can we rely on body mass index when predicting postoperative outcomes and survival of esophageal cancer patients?
Dimitrios Schizas, Irene Lidoriki, Theodore Liakakos; p 157 (Pubmed Abstract, PDF)