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1 Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trial The Lancet, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Meta-analysis of superficial versus deep injection of radioactive tracer and blue dye for lymphatic mapping and detection of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer British Journal of Surgery, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

3 Current drug withdrawal strategy in prolactinoma patients treated with cabergoline: A systematic review and meta-analysis Pituitary, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

4 Prognostic value of circulating C-reactive protein levels in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review with meta-analysis Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

5 A meta-analysis of serum cancer antigen 125 array for diagnosis of ovarian cancer in Chinese Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Socio-economic disparities in survival from childhood leukemia in the U.S.A. and globally: a meta-analysis Annals of Oncology, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Bioactive prolactin levels and risk of breast cancer: a nested case–control study Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 US breast cancer mortality trends in young women according to race Cancer, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

10 An elevated preoperative serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 level is a significant predictor for peritoneal dissemination and poor survival in colorectal cancer Colorectal Disease, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Dissecting the association between metabolic syndrome and prostate cancer risk: Analysis of a large clinical cohort Full Text European Urology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Efficacy of enzalutamide following abiraterone acetate in chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients Full Text European Urology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Stratification of high-risk prostate cancer into prognostic categories: A European multi-institutional study Full Text European Urology, December 22, 2014

14 A prospective study of erectile function after transrectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy BJU International, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 A Phase I study of cabazitaxel in patients with advanced gastric cancer who have failed prior chemotherapy (GASTANA) Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Does diffusion-weighted imaging improve therapy response evaluation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after radioembolization? comparison of MRI using Gd-EOB-DTPA with and without DWI Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Three-field vs two-field lymph node dissection for esophageal cancer: A meta-analysis Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 α-tubulin acetylation elevated in metastatic and basal-like breast cancer cells promotes microtentacle formation, adhesion, and invasive migration Cancer Research, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Combined cord blood and bone marrow transplantation from the same human leucocyte antigen-identical sibling donor for children with malignant and non-malignant diseases British Journal of Haematology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Expressions of fatty acid synthase and HER2 are correlated with poor prognosis of ovarian cancer Medical Oncology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

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YKL-40 predicts poor prognosis for bladder cancer

As reported in Urologic Oncology, the gene expression and serum level of YKL-40 are higher in patients with bladder cancer than healthy controls. Serum YKL-40 levels predict poor prognosis in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (HR=1.75).

CHD7 associated with survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients receiving gemcitabine

As reported in Cancer Research, low CHD7 expression is associated with increased RFS and OS in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients receiving gemcitabine. There was no association between CHD7 expression and RFS or OS in patients who were not treated with gemcitabine.

Cisplatin monotherapy effective in pediatric high-risk hepatoblastoma

As reported in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, treatment of children with high-risk hepatoblastoma (n=14) with cisplatin monotherapy was as effective as cisplatin + doxorubicin combination therapy, but with less toxicity. The complete resection rate was 78.6%, the event-free survival rate was 81.8%, and the OS rate was 100%.

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