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  1. Research

    Identifying accessible prognostic factors for breast cancer relapse: a case-study on 405 histologically confirmed node-negative patients

    Histologically, node-negative breast cancer generally have a good prognosis. However, 10 to 30% of the cases present local relapses or metastasis. This group of people has high chances of remission if detected...

    Ines Zemni, Montassar Ghalleb, Ichraf Jbir, Maher Slimane, Jamel Ben Hassouna, Tarek Ben Dhieb, Hatem Bouzaiene and Khaled Rahal

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:206

    Published on: 23 November 2017

  2. Review

    Influence of enhanced recovery after surgery programs on laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials

    This meta-analysis is aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in gastric cancer patients undergoing laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG).

    Zhengyan Li, Qian Wang, Bofei Li, Bin Bai and Qingchuan Zhao

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:207

    Published on: 23 November 2017

  3. Research

    The effects of chemoradiotherapy on recurrence and survival in locally advanced rectal cancers with curative total mesorectal excision: a prospective, nonrandomized study

    There are only two prospective, randomized studies comparing preoperative long-term chemoradiotherapy and postoperative chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC); however, conflicting results ...

    Erhan Akgun, Serdar Ozkok, Mevlut Tekin, Tayfun Yoldas, Cemil Caliskan, Timur Kose, Bulent Karabulut, Murat Sezak, Nevra Elmas and Omer Ozutemiz

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:205

    Published on: 22 November 2017

  4. Case Report

    Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) of the pancreas associated with an invasive component: a case report with review of the literature

    Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) depicts a distinct entity in the subgroup of premalignant epithelial tumors of the pancreas. Although the histomorphological and immunophenotypical characterization ...

    Stefanie Kuscher, Hartmut Steinle, Afschin Soleiman, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Schneeberger and Georg Oberhuber

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:203

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  5. Case Report

    An unusually large osteochondroma of the mandibular angle: a case report

    Osteochondroma is a benign bone tumor that can occur in both the mesenchymal and craniofacial bones. However, craniofacial osteochondromas are extremely rare, because the mandible develops by intramembranous o...

    Ryosuke Abe, Ikuya Miyamoto, Hirotaka Sato, Daishi Saitou, Genki Yamaya and Hiroyuki Yamada

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:201

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  6. Case report

    First experience of robotic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in a child with insulinoma

    An insulinoma is a functional neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, and surgical resection is indicated. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries have been shown to be generally safe and feasible for treatment of pedi...

    Ming-Gen Hu, Yuan-Hong Xiao, Dong-Da Song, Guo-Dong Zhao, Yan-Zhe Liu, Zheng Wang, Hao-Yu Li and Rong Liu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:199

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  7. Research

    Residual microcalcifications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer: comparison of the accuracies of mammography and MRI in predicting pathological residual tumor

    The aims of this study were to correlate residual mammographic microcalcifications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with pathological results and to compare the accuracy of mammography (MG) and magnetic re...

    Yeong Yi An, Sung Hun Kim and Bong Joo Kang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:198

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  8. Research

    Postoperative survival of EGFR-TKI-targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer patients with EGFR 19 or 21 mutations: a retrospective study

    The aim of this retrospective study is to identify epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer patients and to compare the long-term postoperative outcomes in different EGFR...

    Wenjing Yang, Yibo Gao, Xuelian Li, Jing Zhang, Tiejun Liu, Xiaoli Feng, Hao Pan, Xiaofan Yang, Shuanghua Xie, Xiaoshuang Feng, Zhangyan Lv, Yonggang Wang, Zhaoli Chen and Jie He

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:197

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  9. Research

    Positive surgical margin following radical nephrectomy is an independent predictor of local recurrence and disease-specific survival

    Positive surgical margins (PSM) are recognized as an adverse prognostic sign and are often associated with higher rates of local and systemic disease recurrence. The data regarding the oncological outcome for ...

    Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Jacob Ramon, Raanan Berger, Issac Kaver, Edi Fridman, Raya Leibowitz-Amit and Zohar A. Dotan

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:193

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  10. Research

    Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hematological malignancies

    Improvements in antimetabolite drugs have prolonged the survival of patient with hematological malignancies. However, these drugs may have hepatotoxic side effects and may induce acute liver failure, chronic l...

    Hui-Chen Lin, Yang-Shen Yang, Chieh-Lin Jerry Teng, Ching-Hui Shen, Yee-Gee Jan, Shao-Bin Cheng, Cheng-Chung Wu, Yi-Ling Lin, Chu-Chun Huang and Fang-Ku P’eng

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:194

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  11. Research

    Safety and efficacy of intralesional steroid injection for aggressive fibromatosis

    Treatment of recurrent aggressive fibromatosis (AF) following surgical resection is a clinical challenge. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been reported to be an effective option for control...

    Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, Sratwadee Lorsomradee, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Pimpisa Teeyakasem, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Parunya Chaiyawat, Natapong Kosachunhanun, Jongkolnee Settakorn and Olarn Arpornchayanon

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:195

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  12. Research

    Comparison of sentinel lymph node biopsy guided by indocyanine green, blue dye, and their combination in breast cancer patients: a prospective cohort study

    Recent studies show that near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has the potential to improve the performance of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. The current cohort study was d...

    Jiajia Guo, Houpu Yang, Shu Wang, Yingming Cao, Miao Liu, Fei Xie, Peng Liu, Bo Zhou, Fuzhong Tong, Lin Cheng, Hongjun Liu and Siyuan Wang

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:196

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  13. Research

    Analysis of the causes of failure after radical surgery in patients with PT3N0M0 thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and consideration of postoperative radiotherapy

    Five-year overall survival rate of TESCC after surgery is low (approximately 30% to 60%), so it is meaningful to discuss the significance of PORT.

    Wen-Bin Shen, Hong-Mei Gao, Shu-Chai Zhu, You-Mei Li, Shu-Guang Li and Jin-Rui Xu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:192

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  14. Research

    Postoperative C-reactive protein/albumin ratio as a novel predictor for short-term complications following gastrectomy of gastric cancer

    Postoperative complications following gastric cancer resection remain a clinical problem. Early detection of postoperative complications is needed before critical illness develops. The purpose of this study wa...

    Feng Sun, Xiaolong Ge, Zhijian Liu, Shangce Du, Shichao Ai and Wenxian Guan

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:191

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  15. Research

    Impact of surgical resection extension on outcome for primary well-differentiated thyroid cancer—a retrospective analysis

    The surgical resection extension in well-differentiated thyroid cancer is controversially discussed with the possibility of an overtreatment on the one hand against the risk of local disease recurrence. The ai...

    S. Muller, M. Senne, A. Kirschniak, A. Königsrainer, R. Bares and C. Falch

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:190

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  16. Case Report

    Negative genic switch of HER-2 in the primary tumor instead of the synchronous metastatic nodal lesions after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in a patient with primary HER2-positive breast cancer

    A few retrospective studies have indicated that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer may change biomarker profiles of the primary tumor. Little is known about the status of HER-2 gene of the synchro...

    Hao-ran Chen, Yu-tuan Wu, Qiu-bo Yu, Ya-ying Yang, Yu-xian Wei, Hong-yuan Li, Kai-nan Wu and Ling-quan Kong

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:189

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  17. Case Report

    Report of a case combining solitary Peutz-Jeghers polyp, colitis cystica profunda, and high-grade dysplasia of the epithelium of the colon

    Colitis cystica profunda is a rare nonneoplastic disease defined by the presence of intramural cysts that contain mucus, usually situated in the rectosigmoid area, which can mimic various malignant lesions and...

    Alexandros Papalampros, Michail G. Vailas, Maria Sotiropoulou, Efstratia Baili, Spiridon Davakis, Demetrios Moris, Evangelos Felekouras and Ioanna Deladetsima

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:188

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  18. Research

    Postoperative functional status in patients with supratentorial superficial low-grade glioma

    We investigated the functional status of adult supratentorial superficial low-grade glioma (ASS-LGG) after surgery and analyzed its relevant factors to guide the therapeutic strategy and improve the life quali...

    Ji Zhang, Yin sheng Chen, You-ping Li, Zheng-quan Zhu, Jian-min Liu, Cheng-cheng Guo, Qun-ying Yang, Xiao-li Wang, Ying-hua Rao, Qing Mao, Wen-yan Li, Lu Ma, Yun qiang Yang and Shi-yin Xiao

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:186

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  19. Research

    Prolonged survival of patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer with solitary brain metastases treated with surgical resection of brain and lung lesions followed by EGFR TKIs

    The standard combination of initial and subsequent treatments of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with solitary brain metastases (BM) remain unclear. ...

    Qi Gui, Jiangang Liu, Dapeng Li and Chengcheng Xu

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:184

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  20. Research

    Neoadjuvant treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5520 patients

    Recent years have seen standardization of the anatomic definitions of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and increasing utilization of neoadjuvant therapy (NAT). The aim of the current review was to summarize the evid...

    Mashaal Dhir, Gautam K. Malhotra, Davendra P.S. Sohal, Nicholas A. Hein, Lynette M. Smith, Eileen M. O’Reilly, Nathan Bahary and Chandrakanth Are

    World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 15:183

    Published on: 10 October 2017

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