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Featured article: Estimation of tumour volume at therapy initiation

Tumour volume at therapy initiation, Vi, is rarely available in cancer patients, and the last pre-treatment tumour volume available is from previous diagnostic imaging (Vd). Therapeutic efficacy is thus evaluated by comparing tumour volume after treatment with Vd, instead of Vi, which results in underestimation of treatment efficacy. The aim of this work by Dr Mehrara & Dr Forssell-Aronsson was to study the feasibility of estimating Vi by back-extrapolating the post-therapy regression of tumour volume, based on data from an animal model.


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Applied Cancer Research, formerly Acta Oncológica Brasileira, was founded in 1975 and transferred to BioMed Central in 2016. An electronic archive of articles published until 2015 can be found here.

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Applied Cancer Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on clinical, surgical and translational research in the field of oncology. The journal considers for publication original articles addressing genetics, pathology, immuno-oncology, microbiome, bioinformatics, diagnosis, treatment, patient care, and population sciences of cancer.

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Kenneth Gollob graduated with a PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/National Jewish Center for Immunology in 1991. His postdoctoral training was performed at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA, and he has held positions as Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control. Currently he is Head of the Translational Immuno-oncology Group at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil.  His work focuses on defining immune mechanisms and biomarkers of disease progression, adverse event development, and response to standard and immunotherapy of cancer. See full Editorial Board.

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