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  1. Review

    The clinicopathological parameters and prognostic significance of HER2 expression in gastric cancer patients: a meta-analysis of literature

    Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is regarded as an important and promising target in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancers. However, the correlation of clinicopathological characteristic...

    Yu-ying Lei, Jin-yu Huang, Qiong-rui Zhao, Nan Jiang, Hui-mian Xu, Zhen-ning Wang, Hai-qing Li, Shi-bo Zhang and Zhe Sun

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:68

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Research

    Decreased expression of semaphorin 3D is associated with genesis and development in colorectal cancer

    Semaphorin 3D (SEMA3D) plays important roles in the genesis and progress of many cancers. However, the relationship between SEMA3D and colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unknown. The aim of this study was to inve...

    Zhen Wang, Meiman Ding, Naiying Qian, Beifeng Song, Jiayin Yu, Jinlong Tang and Jingyu Wang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:67

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  3. Research

    Association of lymph node involvement with the prognosis of pathological T1 invasive non-small cell lung cancer

    Lymph node involvement could help to predict the prognosis of pathological T1 (pT1, diameters of ≤3 cm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study assessed the clinicopathological factors and associated ly...

    Yong-Kui Zhang, Zheng-da Chai, Lin-lin Tan, Zhao-yu Wang, Zhi-jun Chen, Han-Bo Le and Wang-Yu Zhu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:64

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  4. Case Report

    Squamous cell carcinoma arising from chronic sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease: a case report

    Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is a chronic, well-recognized entity, characterized by the recurrent formation of an abscess or draining sinus over the sacrococcygeal area. It is one of the most common surgic...

    Nick Michalopoulos, Konstantinos Sapalidis, Styliani Laskou, Evangelia Triantafyllou, Georgia Raptou and Isaak Kesisoglou

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:65

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  5. Research

    Total thyroidectomy may be more reasonable as initial surgery in unilateral multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a single-center experience

    The extent of surgery in patients with unilateral multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (UMPTMC) remains to be controversial. Aimed to improve surgical management of UMPTMC, this study was performed to i...

    Shuai Xue, Peisong Wang, Jia Liu and Guang Chen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:62

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  6. Research

    Incidence and risk factors of inguinal hernia after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

    Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has now become a gold standard approach in radical prostatectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate incidence and risk factors of inguinal hernia (IH) after R...

    Yuta Yamada, Tetsuya Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Toru Sugihara, Kotaro Takemura, Shigenori Kakutani, Motofumi Suzuki, Tohru Nakagawa, Haruki Kume, Yasuhiko Igawa and Yukio Homma

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:61

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  7. Research

    Identification and interaction analysis of key genes and microRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma by bioinformatics analysis

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common liver malignancy worldwide. However, present studies of its multiple gene interaction and cellular pathways still could not explain the initiation and developm...

    Tong Mou, Di Zhu, Xufu Wei, Tingting Li, Daofeng Zheng, Junliang Pu, Zhen Guo and Zhongjun Wu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:63

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  8. Research

    Prognostic factors for gastrectomy in elderly patients with gastric cancer

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the age-specific prognostic factors in patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer.

    Daisuke Ueno, Hideo Matsumoto, Hisako Kubota, Masaharu Higashida, Takashi Akiyama, Akiko Shiotani and Toshihiro Hirai

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:59

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  9. Case Report

    Mastalgia as an atypical presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report

    As the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnoses in Saudi Arabia has recently increased due to better diagnostic techniques, the incidence of diagnosed HCC metastasis has also increased. Here, we r...

    AbdulAziz Mohammad Al-Sharydah, Abdulrhman Hamad Al-Abdulwahhab, Ibrahim Abobaker Alghnimi, Mohammed A. El Shawarby and Faisal Ahmad Katbi

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:58

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  10. Research

    Audit of mammography requests in Abakaliki, South-East Nigeria

    Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women in both developed and developing countries. Screening mammography detects breast cancer even before a lump can be palpated, with better prognosis. The introduction ...

    UE Eni, KC Ekwedigwe, I Sunday-Adeoye, ABC Daniyan and ME Isikhuemen

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:56

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  11. Research

    ALPPS (associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy) does not affect proliferation, apoptosis, or angiogenesis as compared to standard liver resection for colorectal liver metastases

    ALPPS (associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy) is a novel two-stage strategy to induce rapid hypertrophy of the future liver remnant (FLR) when patients are in danger of po...

    Katharina Joechle, Christian Moser, Petra Ruemmele, Katharina M. Schmidt, Jens M. Werner, Edward K. Geissler, Hans J. Schlitt and Sven A. Lang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:57

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  12. Research

    Relationship between EGFR gene mutation and local metastasis of resectable lung adenocarcinoma

    Resectable lung adenocarcinoma is dominated by peripheral distribution, and surgical resection is the main treatment protocol. However, high recurrence rate remains after surgery. Lung adenocarcinoma with epid...

    Yunqiang Nie, Wei Gao, Na Li, Wenjun Chen, Hui Wang, Cuiyun Li, Haiyan Zhang, Ping Han, Yingmei Zhang, Xin Lv, Xinyi Xu and Hongyan Liu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:55

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  13. Research

    Are there intra-operative hemodynamic differences between the Coliseum and closed HIPEC techniques in the treatment of peritoneal metastasis? A retrospective cohort study

    Although two main methods of intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are currently accepted, the superiority of one over the other has not yet been demonstrated. The purpose of this st...

    Cristina Rodríguez Silva, Francisco Javier Moreno Ruiz, Inmaculada Bellido Estévez, Joaquin Carrasco Campos, Alberto Titos García, Manuel Ruiz López, Ivan González Poveda, Jose Antonio Toval Mata, Santiago Mera Velasco and Julio Santoyo Santoyo

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:51

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  14. Research

    Diabetes and beta-adrenergic blockage are risk factors for metastatic prostate cancer

    We evaluated the influence of comorbidity inferred risks for lymph node metastasis (pN1) and positive surgical margins (R1) after radical prostatectomy in order to optimize pretherapeutic risk classification.

    Malte Krönig, Christian Haverkamp, Antonia Schulte, Laura Heinicke, Kathrin Schaal, Vanessa Drendel, Martin Werner, Ulrich Wetterauer, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann and Cordula Annette Jilg

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:50

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  15. Research

    Evaluation of serum D-dimer, fibrinogen, and CA19-9 for postoperative monitoring and survival prediction in resectable pancreatic carcinoma

    We sought to investigate the efficacy of serum D-dimer, fibrinogen, and CA19-9 for postoperative monitoring and prediction of survival in patients with resectable pancreatic carcinoma (PC).

    Junli Cao, Zhanzhao Fu, Liming Gao, Xin Wang, Shaohui Cheng, Xiuchao Wang and He Ren

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:48

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  16. Research

    Roles of preoperative C-reactive protein are more relevant in buccal cancer than other subsites

    C-reactive protein (CRP) is an early marker for inflammation, and a relationship between serum CRP levels and survival in oral cancer has been demonstrated previously. In this study, we investigated the roles ...

    Shiao Fwu Tai, Huei-Tzu Chien, Chi-Kuang Young, Chung-Kang Tsao, Alba de Pablo, Kang-Hsing Fan, Chun-Ta Liao, Hung-Ming Wang, Chung-Jan Kang, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang and Shiang-Fu Huang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:47

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  17. Research

    Application of fluorescein sodium in the resection of vermis pilocytic astrocytomas

    Pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) are slow growing neoplasms and usually located at the cerebellum. There has been certainty regarding the truthful benefit of surgical resection for patients with PA. Gross total re...

    Ji Zhang, Fuad AL-Nahari, Zi-feng Wang, Fu-hua Lin, Yi-yin Zhao, Shi-yin Xiao, Jian-min Liu, Chao Ke, Zheng-he Chen, Yu Jiang, Men Yang, Ke Sai, Jian Wang and Yong-gao Mou

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:46

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  18. Research

    Preoperative embolization in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: mandatory or optional?

    The contribution of preoperative embolization in reducing intraoperative blood loss and its clinical importance are unclear. So, we aimed to compare the perioperative clinical outcomes based on whether preoper...

    Chul Gie Hong, Jae Hwan Cho, Dae Chul Suh, Chang Ju Hwang, Dong-Ho Lee and Choon Sung Lee

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:45

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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