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Cancer

This section concerns all aspects of lung cancer including, but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. The surgical resection of lung disrupts glucose homeostasis and causes hyperglycemia, as in any other major surgery or critical illness. We performed a prospective study where we carefully lowered hyperglycemi...

    Authors: Zdenek Ručka, Irena Koutná, Lenka Tesařová, Michaela Potěšilová, Stanislav Stejskal, Pavel Šimara, Petr Vaňhara, Jan Doležel, Vaclav Zvoníček, Oldřich Coufal and Ivan Čapov

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:155

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare and their long-term outcome is difficult to predict, as there are insufficient data which allow accurate characterization of the malignant variant. Thus th...

    Authors: Daniel Franzen, Matthias Diebold, Alex Soltermann, Didier Schneiter, Peter Kestenholz, Rolf Stahel, Walter Weder and Malcolm Kohler

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:138

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  3. Systemic inflammation plays an important role in the initiation, promotion, and progression of lung carcinogenesis. In patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), fibrinogen levels correlate with neoplas...

    Authors: Maria Tereza Aguiar Pessoa Morano, Rafael Mesquita, Guilherme Pinheiro Ferreira Da Silva, Amanda Souza Araújo, Juliana Maria De Sousa Pinto, Antero Gomes Neto, Cyntia Maria Sampaio Viana, Manoel Odorico De Moraes Filho and Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:121

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  4. The discovery of the fusion gene echinodermmicro tubule associated proteinlike 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase, EML4-ALK, in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer has led to the remarkable development of anapl...

    Authors: Qiushi Wang, Yong He, Xin Yang, Yubo Wang and Hualiang Xiao

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:83

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Airways of lung cancer patients are often colonized by fungi. Some of these colonizing fungi, under particular conditions, produce cancerogenic mycotoxins. Given the recent interest in the infective origin of ...

    Authors: Giovanna E Carpagnano, Donato Lacedonia, Grazia Pia Palladino, Giuseppe Logrieco, Elisabetta Crisetti, Antonia Susca, Antonio Logrieco and Maria P Foschino-Barbaro

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014 14:22

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hyponatremia based on syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone hypersecretion (SIADH) is observed in up to 15% of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The electrolyte imbalance is associated with...

    Authors: Claudia Petereit, Okan Zaba, Ishak Teber, Heike Lüders and Christian Grohé

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:55

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  7. Tumors with a massive inflammatory infiltration are described in several organs. There is agreement about considering the inflammatory infiltration as the host’s immune response to neoplastic cells; such neopl...

    Authors: Alessandro Del Gobbo, Stefano Fiori, Gabriella Gaudioso, Mario Nosotti, Guido Coggi, Silvano Bosari and Stefano Ferrero

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:44

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Recently it has been revealed that lung adenocarcinomas with distinct gene mutations or fusions are associated with particular histopathological entities. For example, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) g...

    Authors: Ikuo Matsuda, Kengo Takeuchi, Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Masahide Kaji, Kayo Ueda, Kazuhiro Teramura and Seiichi Hirota

    Citation: BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013 13:25

    Content type: Case report

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