Biopathologic features and clinical significance of micrometatasis in the lymph node of early gastric cancer
Min Jung Jo, Ji Yeon Park, Myeong-Cherl Kook, Keun Won Ryu, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jun Ho Lee, Il Ju Choi, Young-Woo Kim, Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 410-769, South Korea
Joon Seon Song, Eun Kyung Hong, Department of Pathology, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 410-769, South Korea
Byung-Ho Nam, Cancer Registration and Biostatistics Branch and Center for Clinical Trial, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 410-769, South Korea
Author contributions: Jo MJ and Park JY contributed equally to this work; Ryu KW designed the research; Jo MJ, Song JS, Cho SJ, Lee JH, Choi IJ and Kim YW performed the research; Ryu KW, Kook MC, Hong EK and Nam BH analyzed the data; Ryu KW, Jo MJ and Park JY wrote the paper.
Supported by Grants from the National Cancer Center, Republic of Korea, Grant No. 0910560-1 and No. 1010490-1.
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Correspondence to: Eun Kyung Hong, MD, Department of Pathology, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, 809 Madu1-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 410-769, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 12, 2014
Peer-review started: June 13, 2014
First decision: July 9, 2014
Revised: July 16, 2014
Accepted: July 24, 2014
Article in press: July 25, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015