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  1. Research

    Long noncoding RNA expression profiles in sub-lethal heat-treated hepatoma carcinoma cells

    Sub-lethal heat treatment characterizes a transition zone of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) which explains hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) residual cancer occurrence in this area after RFA treatment. The biochem...

    Qingsong Deng, Shihan Chen, Chunchuan Fu, Jiayun Jiang, Mengda Zou, Yunhua Tan, Xiaofei Wang, Feng Xia, Kai Feng, Kuansheng Ma and Ping Bie

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:136

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  2. Research

    Influence of tumor extent on central lymph node metastasis in solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinomas: a retrospective study of 1092 patients

    The morbidity of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas is increasing worldwide. Surgery is the main treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, and the choice of surgical method partly depends on the T stage ...

    Xingjie Yin, Chunping Liu, Yawen Guo, Xiaoyu Li, Na Shen, Xiangwang Zhao, Pan Yu, Shan Wang and Zeming Liu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:133

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  3. Research

    Mortality differences by surgical volume among patients with stomach cancer: a threshold for a favorable volume-outcome relationship

    Many studies have assessed the volume-outcome relationship in cancer patients, but most focused on better outcomes in higher volume groups rather than identifying a specific threshold that could assist in clin...

    Hyeok Choi, Seong-Yoon Yang, Hee-Seung Cho, Woorim Kim, Eun-Cheol Park and Kyu-Tae Han

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:134

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  4. Case Report

    A rare case of intradural and extramedullary epidermoid cyst after repetitive epidural anesthesia: case report and review of the literature

    Spinal epidermoid cysts are benign tumors, which are rarely seen as an intradural extramedullary spinal cord tumor in the conus medullaris region. Acquired spinal epidermoid cysts are mostly caused by iatrogen...

    Haruki Funao, Norihiro Isogai, Kenshi Daimon, Yuichiro Mima, Hitoshi Sugiura, Takahiro Koyanagi, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto and Ken Ishii

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:131

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  5. Research

    Current status of tertiary debulking surgery and prognosis after secondary debulking surgery for recurrent Müllerian epithelial cancer in Japan: a retrospective analysis of 164 patients (KCOG-G1402)

    This study aimed to evaluate the current status of secondary debulking surgery (SDS) and tertiary debulking surgery (TDS; performed for recurrence after SDS) and to assess the overall survival after recurrence...

    Tomoko Hirakawa, Takeo Minaguchi, Yoshio Itani, Yuka Kasamatsu, Saki Murase, Shoko Sakurada, Hiroaki Nagano, Kazuhiro Takehara, Tomohiko Tsuruta, Atsushi Arakawa, Kouichiro Kawano, Hiroshi Tsubamoto, Takashi Ushiwaka, Taisuke Mori, Kana Iwai, Motoaki Saito…

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:132

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Review

    Evolution in the surgical management of gastric cancer: is extended lymph node dissection back in vogue in the USA?

    Gastric cancer remains a formidable treatment challenge. For decades, treatment consisted mostly of surgical intervention for this deadly disease. With improvements in the multi-disciplinary management of soli...

    Tianxiang Chen, Dongsheng Yan, Zhiqiang Zheng, Jiayi Yang and Xiang Da (Eric) Dong

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:135

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Research

    Comparison of skin-sparing mastectomy using LigaSure™ Small Jaw and electrocautery

    Skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) is increasingly used in patients with breast cancer. We compared the differences between use of electrocautery and LigaSure™ Small Jaw in patients with breast cancer who underwent...

    Young Woo Chang, Hwan Soo Kim, Seung Pil Jung, Sang Uk Woo, Jae Bok Lee, Jeoung Won Bae and Gil Soo Son

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:129

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  8. Case Report

    Surgical treatment for mediastinal abscess induced by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: a case report and literature review

    Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a useful and less invasive procedure for the definitive diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. However, infectious compl...

    Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Rumi Higuchi, Toshio Oyama and Taichiro Goto

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:130

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  9. Research

    Variation of sentinel lymphatic channels (SLCs) and sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) assessed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in breast cancer patients

    The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of detecting the variation of sentinel lymphatic channels (SLCs) and sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in breast cancer patients using contrast-enhanced ultr...

    Ying Wang, Wenbin Zhou, Cuiying Li, Haiyan Gong, Chunlian Li, Nianzhao Yang, Xiaoming Zha, Lin Chen, Tiansong Xia, Xiaoan Liu, Minghai Wang and Qiang Ding

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:127

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  10. Research

    Effects of radiofrequency ablation versus other ablating techniques on hepatocellular carcinomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Percutaneous ablation has quickly arisen as one of the important alternative treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to compare the therapeutic effects of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and othe...

    Wen Luo, Yunfei Zhang, Guangbin He, Ming Yu, Minjuan Zheng, Liwen Liu and Xiaodong Zhou

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:126

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  11. Case Report

    Colonic metastasis from breast carcinoma: a case report

    Colonic metastasis from breast carcinoma is very rare. Here, we report a case of colonic metastasis from breast carcinoma.

    Kazuma Tsujimura, Tsuyoshi Teruya, Masaya Kiyuna, Kuniki Higa, Junko Higa, Kouji Iha, Kiyoshi Chinen, Masaya Asato, Yasukatsu Takushi, Morihito Ota, Eijirou Dakeshita, Atsushi Nakachi, Akira Gakiya and Hiroshi Shiroma

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:124

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  12. Research

    Long-term survival of hepatocellular carcinoma after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation guided by ultrasound

    The risk factors for recurrence and death after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain poorly known. This study was aimed to study the 10-year overall survival (OS) of HCC trea...

    Weimin Zhang, Erping Luo, Jianhe Gan, Xiaomin Song, Zuowei Bao, Huiping Zhang and Minhua Chen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:122

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Risk factors of liver metastasis from advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a large multicenter cohort study

    Clinical prognostic parameters of liver metastasis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma have not been specifically identified.This study is to explore the risk factors of liver metastasis in advanced pancreatic aden...

    Dong S., Wang L., Guo Y. B., Ying H. F., Shen X. H., Meng Z. Q., Chen Hao, Chen Q. W. and Li Z. S.

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:120

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  14. Research

    Better survival after breast-conserving therapy compared to mastectomy when axillary node status is positive in early-stage breast cancer: a registry-based follow-up study of 6387 Norwegian women participating in screening, primarily operated between 1998 and 2009

    Recent registry studies on early-stage breast cancer have shown better survival rates when women underwent breast-conserving therapy (BCT) compared with mastectomy (MTX). The aim of this study is to investigat...

    Olaf Johan Hartmann-Johnsen, Rolf Kåresen, Ellen Schlichting and Jan F. Nygård

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:118

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  15. Case Report

    The diagnosis of a metastatic breast tumor from ovarian cancer by the succession of a p53 mutation: a case report

    Metastatic breast tumors from other organs are very rare. We herein describe the case of a patient with a metastatic breast tumor due to ovarian cancer who was diagnosed by the succession of a p53 mutation.

    Ryutaro Mori, Manabu Futamura, Kasumi Morimitsu, Chiemi Saigo, Tatsuhiko Miyazaki and Kazuhiro Yoshida

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:117

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  16. Research

    Mismatch repair deficiency screening in colorectal carcinoma by a four-antibody immunohistochemical panel in Pakistani population and its correlation with histopathological parameters

    Microsatellite instability (MSI) operates as the second major pathway in the colorectal carcinogenesis. Although genetic testing remains the gold standard for the detection of MSI, the College of American Path...

    Atif Ali Hashmi, Rabia Ali, Zubaida Fida Hussain, Naveen Faridi, Erum Yousuf Khan, Syed Muhammad Abu Bakar, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi and Mehmood Khan

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:116

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  17. Research

    The correlations between DNA methylation and polymorphisms in the promoter region of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene with postoperative recurrence in patients with thyroid carcinoma (TC)

    This study aims at exploring the correlations between DNA methylation and polymorphisms in the promoter region of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene and postoperative recurrence in patient...

    Jian-Jun Li, Ping Chen Jue-Ru Zheng and Yao-Zong Wang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:114

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  18. Review

    Endoscopic ultrasonography compared with multidetector computed tomography for the preoperative staging of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis

    The current study sought to perform a meta-analysis to compare the preoperative staging of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in gastric carcinoma.

    Run-Cong Nie, Shu-Qiang Yuan, Xiao-Jiang Chen, Shi Chen, Li-Pu Xu, Yong-Ming Chen, Bao-Yan Zhu, Xiao-Wei Sun, Zhi-Wei Zhou and Ying-Bo Chen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:113

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  19. Research

    Efficacy and short-term outcomes of preoperative chemoradiotherapy with intermittent oral tegafur-uracil plus leucovorin in Japanese rectal cancer patients: a single center experience retrospective analysis

    Various types of preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) have been established for rectal cancer; thus, Physicians will need to refine the selection of appropriate preoperative CRT for different patients since th...

    Ryosuke Nakagawa, Yuji Inoue, Takeshi Ohki, Yuka Kaneko, Fumi Maeda and Masakazu Yamamoto

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:112

    Published on: 31 May 2017

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