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  1. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 5-fluorouracil-based neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) in patients with resectable/borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

    Authors: Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Koichi Aiura, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Go Oshima, Shutaro Hori, Yutaka Nakano, Osamu Itano, Junichi Fukada, Yohei Masugi and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:145

    Content type: Research

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  2. The number of patients who are undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy for treating gastric cancer is increasing. Although prophylactic drains have been widely employed following the procedure, there are few studi...

    Authors: Norihiro Shimoike, Shin Akagawa, Daisuke Yagi, Masazumi Sakaguchi, Yukinari Tokoro, Eiichiro Nakao, Takuya Tamura, Yusuke Fujii, Yuki Mochida, Yoshihisa Umemoto, Hidero Yoshimoto and Seiichiro Kanaya

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:144

    Content type: Research

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  3. Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have a poor oncologic outcome. In this study, we evaluated the role and limitation of neoadjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) in advanced...

    Authors: Beom-Hui Lee, Dong-Shik Lee, Chan Woo Cho and Sung-Su Yun

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:143

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Pringle maneuver (PM) interrupts the blood flow through the hepatic artery and portal vein to help control bleeding. This study analyzes the effects of the intermittent Pringle maneuver (IPM) on the surgic...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Wenjing Zheng, Zhiqing Yang, Hui Liu, Tengqian Tang, Xiaowu Li and Xiangde Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:142

    Content type: Research

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  5. To evaluate the clinical significance of low-frequency electrical stimulation in preventing urinary retention after radical hysterectomy.

    Authors: Huan Li, Can-Kun Zhou, Jing Song, Wei-Ying Zhang, Su-Mei Wang, Yi-Ling Gu, Kang Wang, Zhe Ma, Yan Hu, Ai-Min Xiao, Jian-Liu Wang and Rui-Fang Wu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:141

    Content type: Research

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  6. Expression of High-Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1), a multifunctional protein involved in DNA function as well as cell proliferation, inflammation, and the immune response, has been reported to be prognostic in s...

    Authors: Takashi Murakami, Ryusei Matsuyama, Michio Ueda, Yasuhisa Mochizuki, Yuki Homma, Kunio Kameda, Keiichi Yazawa, Yusuke Izumisawa, Tadao Fukushima, Nobuyuki Kamimukai, Kenichi Yoshida, Noriyuki Kamiya, Robert M. Hoffman and Itaru Endo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:140

    Content type: Research

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  7. Neoadjuvant short-course radiotherapy is used to reduce local recurrences in stage III rectal cancer. Radiotherapy is not harmless, and meticulous total mesorectal excision surgery alone has been reported to r...

    Authors: Minna Räsänen, Laura Renkonen-Sinisalo, Harri Mustonen and Anna Lepistö

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:139

    Content type: Research

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  8. Twenty to thirty percent of planned cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS and HIPEC) procedures are abandoned intra-operatively. Pre-operative factors associated with unresec...

    Authors: Zachary Zihui Yong, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Nicholas Shannon, Claramae Chia and Melissa Ching Ching Teo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:138

    Content type: Research

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  9. Both the 7th and 8th editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging systems have been introduced for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, the applicability of these classifications for invasi...

    Authors: Zhiyao Fan, He Cheng, Kaizhou Jin, Yitao Gong, Qiuyi Huang, Jin Xu, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu, Chen Liu and Guopei Luo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:137

    Content type: Research

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  10. Treatment guidelines for early gastric cancer (EGC) recommend additional gastrectomy for lesions which do not achieve curative resection after ESD, due to the potential risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM). How...

    Authors: Hidenori Akaike, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hiroki Shimizu, Shinji Furuya, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudoh, Shingo Inoue, Hiroshi Kohno and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:136

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  11. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a useful tool in pancreatic cancer diagnosis. However, the procedure itself may cause peritoneal dissemination and needle tract seeding at the p...

    Authors: Toshiki Matsui, Kenichiro Nishikawa, Hiroki Yukimoto, Koji Katsuta, Yoshihumi Nakamura, Shota Tanaka, Michiaki Oiwa, Hiroki Nakahashi, Yuta Shomi, Yuji Haruki, Kentaro Taniguchi, Makoto Shimomura and Shuji Isaji

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:134

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Studies focusing on the treatment effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided laser ablation (LA) for hepatic tumours or the technical differences from percutaneous ultrasonography (US)-guided LA ...

    Authors: Weilu Chai, Qiyu Zhao, Huiming Song, Chao Cheng, Guo Tian and Tian’an Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:133

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study aims to present the feasibility of the open approach of hemilevator excision (HLE) as a promising alternative of the laparoscopic and/or robotic ones for the treatment of low rectal cancer extending...

    Authors: Theodoros Mariolis-Sapsakos, Giannos Psathas, Taxiarchis Konstantinos Nikolouzakis, Konstantinos Laschos, Charikleia Triantopoulou, Gerasimos Bonatsos and John Tsiaoussis

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:131

    Content type: Technical innovations

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  14. The low accuracy of preoperative diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer (GC) complicates decisions on patient indication for neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

    Authors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Kensuke Shiraishi, Hidenori Akaike, Hiroki Shimizu, Shinji Furuya, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Makoto Sudo, Hiroshi Kono and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:130

    Content type: Research

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  15. The eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system has been effective since January 2018. It has introduced some major changes in the localized/locoregional melanoma classificat...

    Authors: Pawel Teterycz, Iwona Ługowska, Hanna Koseła-Paterczyk and Piotr Rutkowski

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:129

    Content type: Research

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  16. Dissemination of lung cancer to cutaneous sites usually results in a poor prognosis. Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (PLELC) is a rare tumor, and no therapeutic strategy for it has yet been establis...

    Authors: Takafumi Shima, Kohei Taniguchi, Yasutsugu Kobayashi, Shotaro Kakimoto, Nagahisa Fujio and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:128

    Content type: Case report

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  17. One third of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have comorbidity, which impairs their postoperative outcomes. Scoring systems may predict mortality, but there is limited evidence of effective interventions ...

    Authors: Hans B. Rahr, Susanna Streym, Charlotte G. Kryh-Jensen, Helene T. Hougaard, Anne S. Knudsen, Steffen H. Kristensen and Ejler Ejlersen

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:127

    Content type: Research

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  18. The pure large cell type is a rare variant of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gallbladder. Few reports have mentioned extended survival. Although a multimodal treatment has been described in the treatm...

    Authors: Ahmad Abutaka, Moamena El-Matbouly, Irfan Helmy, Walid Elmoghazy, Ibnouf Sulieman, Mohamed Ben Gashir, Madiha Soofi, Hatem Khalaf and Ahmed Elaffandi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:126

    Content type: Case report

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  19. The docetaxel, 5-fluorouracil, and cisplatin (DCF) regimen is an effective form of chemotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer. However, the incidence of adverse events such as febrile neutropenia and hematolo...

    Authors: Yu Ohkura, Masaki Ueno and Harushi Udagawa

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:125

    Content type: Research

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  20. The exact contribution of preoperative coil embolization in distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR) for the prevention of ischemic liver complication is not fully elucidated.

    Authors: Atsuhiko Ueda, Nozomu Sakai, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Shingo Kagawa, Takashi Mishima, Eri Nakadai, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:124

    Content type: Research

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  21. Cutaneous melanoma has a rapidly increasing incidence in Sweden, and it has more than doubled in the last two decades. In recent years, new systemic treatments for patients with metastatic disease have increas...

    Authors: Carl Jacob Holmberg, Gulan Alwan, Lars Ny, Roger Olofsson Bagge and Dimitrios Katsarelias

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:123

    Content type: Research

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  22. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression and clinicopathologic factors and overall survival rate in patients who under...

    Authors: Hyeongbin Kim, SangHyuk Seo, KwangHee Kim, Yo-Han Park, MinSung An, HyungJoo Baik, ChangSoo Choi and SangHoon Oh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:122

    Content type: Research

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  23. Neuroendocrine tumors are a group of rare neoplasms, and the pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) represent only 1–2% of all pancreatic malignant tumors. The most common sites of these tumors include the g...

    Authors: Dorotea Bosco, Salvatore Perrotti, Corrado Spatola, Giada Maria Vecchio, Rosalia Latino and Antonio Di Cataldo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:121

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Seroma formation is a frequent postoperative sequela after mastectomy for primary breast cancer. We investigated the role of bacterial colonization of seroma fluid with three different culture methods and the ...

    Authors: Christen Kirk Axelsson, Gro Maria Qvamme, Mette Okholm, Charlotte Lanng, Magnus Arpi, Minea Bruusgaard Mortensen, Birgitte Wegeberg and Pal Bela Szecsi

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:120

    Content type: Research

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  25. This article [1] is retracted at the request of Editor-in-Chief due to overlap with articles [2–5].

    Authors: Keli Su, Tingcui Zhang, Yongrui Wang and Guijun Hao

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:119

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:224

  26. Intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is an uncommon finding of pancreatic mass. Differential diagnosis with pancreatic tumor, especially with non-functional neuroendocrine tumor (NF-NET), may be very hard a...

    Authors: Francesco Lancellotti, Luca Sacco, Saverio Cerasari, Vittoria Bellato, Simone Cicconi, Antonio Ciardi, Edoardo Maria Muttillo, Tiziana Feola, Roberto Caronna and Piero Chirletti

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:117

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) and percutaneous biliary drainage (PTBD) are the two main strategies of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) for resectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) worldwide, but w...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Nanping Lin, Fuli Xin, Qiao Ke, Yongyi Zeng and Jingfeng Liu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:116

    Content type: Review

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  28. Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical differences have been described in FDCs of primary and secondary follicles, illustrating the highly compartmentalized structure of lymph follicles. Differences in FDC im...

    Authors: Fisnik Kurshumliu, Fatlinda Sadiku-Zehri, Ardita Qerimi, Zana Vela, Fisnik Jashari, Samir Bytyci, Vlore Rashiti and Shemsedin Sadiku

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:115

    Content type: Research

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  29. Postsurgical patients’ oral feeding begins with clear fluids 1–3 days after surgery. This might not be sufficiently nutritious to boost the host immune system and provide sufficient energy in gastric neoplasti...

    Authors: Fan Xin, Said Abdulrahman Salim Mzee, Godwin Botwe, Han He, Sun Zhiyu, Chen Gong, Said Twahir Said and Chen Jixing

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:114

    Content type: Review

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  30. Primary gastric squamous cell carcinoma is an extremely rare malignancy with few case reports reported so far in the current medical literature. Its incidence varies between 0.04 and 0.07% of all gastric malig...

    Authors: Michail G. Vailas, Athanasios Syllaios, Natasha Hasemaki, Maria Sotiropoulou, Eustratia Mpaili, Helen Sarlanis, Evangelos Felekouras and Alexandros Papalampros

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:113

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a common complication after anterior resection of rectal cancer. Few studies have been conducted to determine whether the traditional predictors of AL can be applied to elderly pati...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Haitao Zhou, Zhaoxu Zheng, Jianwei Liang, Zhixiang Zhou and Xishan Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:112

    Content type: Research

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  32. It remains unclear whether retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RLA) is safe and effective for the treatment of large pheochromocytoma (PHEO). This retrospective study aimed to identify the advantages a...

    Authors: Wei Zhu, Shaogang Wang, Guanghui Du, Hailang Liu, Jinjin Lu and Weimin Yang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:111

    Content type: Research

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  33. Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery is internationally recommended for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the risk...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Ohta, Toru Miyake, Tomoharu Shimizu, Hiromichi Sonoda, Tomoyuki Ueki, Sachiko Kaida, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroya Iida and Masaji Tani

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:110

    Content type: Research

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  34. Villous adenomas are dubiously benign lesions, which are difficult to interpret because of their malignant potential. Distal villous adenomas present with bleeding or mucus discharge. Giant adenomas are not am...

    Authors: Lovenish Bains, Pawanindra Lal, Anubhav Vindal and Meeta Singh

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:109

    Content type: Case report

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  35. The use of staging laparoscopy (SL) has become widespread in patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC). This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for the prese...

    Authors: Naohiko Nakamura, Shinichi Kinami, Yoritaka Fujii, Seiko Miura, Jun Fujita, Daisuke Kaida, Yasuto Tomita, Takashi Miyata, Hideto Fujita, Nobuhiko Ueda, Yasuo Iida and Takeo Kosaka

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:108

    Content type: Research

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  36. Different classification systems for surgical tumor resections in the proximal humerus and scapula have been described, but none are specific or have been recently revised. The purpose of this article is to re...

    Authors: Ahmad Shehadeh, Ahmad Ja’afar, Ula Isleem, Anas Hamad and Ahmed Salem

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:107

    Content type: Research

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  37. To retrospectively analyze the tumor resection method used in 20 patients with clavicular tumors and evaluate its clinical efficacy.

    Authors: Yun Liu, Xian-Ying Huang, Wen-Yu Feng, Xiao-Ting Luo, Chang-Wu Wei, Jian-Hong Liu, Yin-Juan Lai, Zeng-Ming Xiao, Xiao Zhang and Xin-Li Zhan

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  38. The Editor-in-Chief is retracting this article [1] due to overlap with the following articles (amongst others) [2–6].

    Authors: Yang Kai, Cheng Qiang, Pan Xinxin, Zhou Miaomiao and Lin Kuailu

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:105

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015 13:195

  39. The Editor-in-Chief is retracting this article [1] due to overlap with previously published articles [2, 3]. Fig. 3D “miR-452 mimics” is very similar to Fig. 3D “si-BANCR” in article [2]. Fig. 3D “miRNC” is ve...

    Authors: Ren-Zeng Li and Li-Min Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:104

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:150

  40. Leakage from the pancreatoenteric anastomosis has been one of the major complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of retrograde installation of per...

    Authors: Chang Min Lee, Yong Joon Suh and Sam-Youl Yoon

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:101

    Content type: Research

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  41. There are no optimal indication criteria for neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases (CLM). The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the survival benefit...

    Authors: Hirofumi Ichida, Yoshihiro Mise, Hiromichi Ito, Takeaki Ishizawa, Yosuke Inoue, Yu Takahashi, Eiji Shinozaki, Kensei Yamaguchi and Akio Saiura

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:100

    Content type: Research

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  42. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal metastasis (PM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) has been reported to substantially improve the prognosis and the q...

    Authors: Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuyuki Inagaki, Fuminori Mihara, Toshiaki Kurokawa, Yoshimasa Gohda, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Hideaki Yano and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:99

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Hepatic resection (HR) is the gold standard liver cancer treatment, but few patients are eligible due to comorbidities or tumor location. Microwave ablation (MWA) is an important complementary liver cancer tre...

    Authors: Mrudula B. Glassberg, Sudip Ghosh, Jeffrey W. Clymer, George W. J. Wright, Nicole Ferko and Joseph F. Amaral

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:98

    Content type: Research

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  44. Anti-tumour immune competence has an impact in hepatocarcinogenesis and success of anti-cancer therapies. Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and monocytes/macrophages (TAMs) are proposed to have significan...

    Authors: Georgi Atanasov, Karoline Dino, Katrin Schierle, Corinna Dietel, Gabriela Aust, Johann Pratschke, Daniel Seehofer, Moritz Schmelzle and Hans-Michael Hau

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  45. Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery allows larger resections in unfavorable locations, with an improved chance of preserving esthetics. Indications and timing for potential contralateral surgery to obtain sy...

    Authors: Anna Gardfjell, Cecilia Dahlbäck and Kristina Åhsberg

    Citation: World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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