Introducing World Cancer Research Journal

World Cancer Research Journal focused on all areas of cancer: basic cancer research, cancer prevention, translational research, environment and cancer, life style and cancer, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics aspects, cancer treatments, elderly cancer patients, virus-related tumors, cancer survivorship, psycho-oncology; innovative aspects regarding diagnosis, pathology, clinical-experimental oncology.

About a “Cancer Survivor” WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e252

Dalzovo L.
, , Castelfranco Emilia (MO) , Italy Close

Last April I turned 70. I am a doctor. I have just finished reading “The ablation”: Tahar Ben Jelloun’s last book. I was bound to read it. The main character in the book and I have one thing in common: … Continued

Results of large abdominal wall resection repaired with biomaterial during HIPEC following cytoreductive surgery for peritoneal metastases WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e250

Elias D.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close
, Caruso A.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close
, Vittadello F.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close
, Goéré D.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close
, Dumont F.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close
, Honoré C.
Department of Surgical Oncology: Gustave Roussy , Cancer Campus , Grand Paris , France Close

INTRODUCTION Complete cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CCRS+HIPEC) is on the verge of becoming the gold standard treatment for diffuse peritoneal seeding, for peritoneal pseudomyxoma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and peritoneal carcinomatosis originating from colorectal cancer (when disease is limited in … Continued

Uncommon tumors of the testis WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e248

D’aniello C.
Division of Medical Oncology , “S.G. Moscati” Hospital , Taranto , Italy Close
, Cavaliere C.
Division of Medical Oncology , “S.G. Moscati” Hospital , Taranto , Italy Close
, Cecere S.
Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Di Napoli M.
Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , It Close
, Di Domenico R.
Division of Urology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Sorrentino D.
Division of Urology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Gigantino V.
Pathology Unit , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, La Mantia E.
Pathology Unit , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Franco R.
Pathology Unit , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Perdonà S.
Division of Urology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Pisconti S.
Division of Medical Oncology , “S.G. Moscati” Hospital , Taranto , Italy Close
, Pignata S.
Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Ita Close
, Facchini G.
Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Uro-Gynaecological Oncology , Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale” - IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION Testicular cancer represents between 1% and 1.5% of male neoplasms and 5% of urological tumours. The vast majority of tumours are diagnosed in the third and fourth decade of life. The histological type varies, although there is a clear … Continued

Safety and efficacy of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in the first line treatment of elderly patients affected by metastatic colorectal cancer WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e235

Berretta M.
Department of Medical Oncology , CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Nasti G.
Division of Medical Oncology B , National Cancer Institute, “Fondazione Pascale” , Naples , Italy Close
, De Diviitis C.
Division of Medical Oncology B , National Cancer Institute, “Fondazione Pascale” , Naples , Italy Close
, Divita M.
Department of Surgery , University of Catania, Policlinico Universitario “G. Rodolico” , Catania , Italy Close
, Fisichella R.
Department of Surgery , University of Catania, Policlinico Universitario “G. Rodolico” , Catania , Italy Close
, Spartà D.
Department of Surgery , University of Catania, Policlinico Universitario “G. Rodolico” , Catania , Italy Close
, Baresic T.
Division of Nuclear Medicine , CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Ruffo R.
Division of Nuclear Medicine , CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , I Close
, Urbani M.
Division of Radiology , CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Tirelli U.
Department of Medical Oncology , , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies and the second cause of cancer death in the US and most European countries. Its incidence has been increasing in the last decades, primarily as a consequence of the … Continued

Oxaliplatin-based therapy: strategies to prevent or minimize neurotoxicity WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e232

De Monaco A.
Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit , National Cancer Institute, Fondazione “G. Pascale” IRCCS , Naples , Italy Close
, Valente D.
Italian Association of Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Diagnostics , , Caserta , Italy Close
, Di Paolo M.
CETAC Research Center , , Caserta , Italy Close
, Troisi A.
CETAC Research Center , , Caserta , Italy Close
, D’Orta A.
DD Clinic , , Caserta , It Close
, Del Buono A.
MMG ASL CE , , Caserta , Italy Close

 INTRODUCTION Toxicity profile of Oxaliplatin is well documented and often this adverse reaction leads to the suspension of therapy and potentially compromises patient benefit. Primarily toxicities include severe peripheral neuropathy linked to acute and cumulative doses of Oxalipaltin 1. Current … Continued

Oral chemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non small cell lung carcinoma WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e223

Bordonaro S.
Medical Oncology , “Umberto I Hospital”, RAO , Siracusa , Italy Close
, Vizzini L.
Medical Oncology , “S. Giovanni di Dio” Hospital , Agrigento , Italy Close
, Spinnato F.
Medical Oncology , “Giovanni Paolo II” Hospital , Sciacca (AG) , Ita Close
, Antonelli G.
Medical Oncology , “S. Vincenzo” Hospital , Taormina (ME) , Italy Close
, Caruso M.
Medical Oncology, “Humanitas” CCO , “Humanitas” CCO , Catania , Italy Close
, Sciacca D.
Medical Oncology , IOM , Viagrande (CT) , Italy Close
, Butera A.
Medical Oncology , “S. Giovanni di Dio” Hospital , Agrigento , Italy Close
, Cappuccio F.
Medical Oncology , “Umberto I Hospital”, RAO , Siracusa , Italy Close
, Gebbia V.
Medical Oncology , “La Maddalena” , Palermo , Italy Close
, Ferraù F.
Medical Oncology , “S. Vincenzo” Hospital , Taormina (ME) , Italy Close
, Tralongo P.
Medical Oncology , “Umberto I Hospital”, RAO , Siracusa , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the second most common malignancy in Western countries, representing 85% of all lung cancers in the elderly 1. The vast majority of NSCLC occurr in subjects aged 65 years or older 2, and … Continued

Molecular diagnostics in the clinical practice – “Research Centre CETAC” Caserta (Italy) the 23/24 May 2014 WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e220

Di Francia R.
National Cancer Institute “Fondazione G. Pascale” , , Naples , Italy Close
, Catapano O.
MeriGen Molecular Biology Laboratory , , Naples , Italy Close
, Pezone A.
Department of Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology , University “Federico II” , Naples , Italy Close
, Lus G.
Centro per la Sclerosi Multipla, II Clinica Neurologica , Second University of Naples , Naples , Italy Close
, Berretta M.
Department of Medical Oncology , National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Del Pup L.
Department of Surgical Oncology , National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Tommaselli P. A.
Department of Radiology , National Cancer Institute “Fondazione G. Pascale” , Naples , Italy Close
, De Lucia D.
Azienda Policlinico at Second University of Naples , , Naples , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION Over the past 30 years, the clinical laboratory has evolved into a complex, technology-driven enterprise whose main purposes are diagnosing and screening for disease, monitoring health and therapeutic response, and gauging deviations from normal physiology in humans. Advances in … Continued

Evolution of bread-making quality in wheat: implications about cancer prevention WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e214

De Monaco A.
Haematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit , National Cancer Institute , Naples , Italy Close
, D’Orta A.
DD Clinic , , Caserta , Italy Close
, Del Buono A.
MMG ASL CE , , Caserta , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION For thousands of generations we have evolved with food shortage: genes and molecules that control metabolism have been formed during this period 1. Our DNA has been programmed to store fat for famine periods, when getting food to eat … Continued

Fertility preservation counseling of female cancer patients WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e211

Del Pup L.
Gynecological Oncology Department , National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close
, Borini A.
Tecnobios Procreazione , Centre for Reproductive Health , Bologna , Italy Close
, Fisichella R.
Department of Surgery , University of Catania, Policlinico Universitario “G. Rodolico” , Catania , Italy Close
, Peccatori F.
Division of Gynecologic Oncology , European Institute of Oncology , Milan , Italy Close

INTRODUCTION The majority of children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer will eventually become long-term survivors. Thus, the long-term adverse effects of the treatments received are becoming more important. In female cancer survivor, chemotherapy induced ovarian damage substantially impairs … Continued

Postoperative radiotherapy for elderly endometrial cancer patients: worsening frailty or lifesaving measure? WCRJ 2014; 1 (2): e209

Pinzi V.
Neurosurgery Department, Radiotherapy Unit , Neurological Institute IRCCS “C. Besta” Foundation , Milan , Italy Close
, Trovò M.
Radiotherapy Unit , CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute , Aviano (PN) , Italy Close

The recent article published in World Cancer Research Journal shows the results of a retrospective analysis of postoperative radiotherapy for elderly endometrial cancer patients. Fiorica and colleagues 1 have tried to improve our understanding of the role and feasibility of … Continued