Gastric cancer in women: A regional health-center seven year retrospective study
Kunal Suryawala, Moheb Boktor, Abhishek Seth, Avinash Aravantagi, Ankur Sheth, James Morris, Paul Jordan, Kenneth Manas, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, United States
Demiana Soliman, Monica Mutyala, Shaheen Nageeb, Felix Becker, Jonathan Alexander, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, United States
Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl, Department of Computer Science, LSU Shreveport, and Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, United States
Felix Becker, Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Muenster, 48149 Muenster, Germany
Author contributions: Suryawala K and Soliman D contributed equally as first authors; Becker F and Alexander J contributed equally as senior authors; Suryawala K and Soliman D collected the data and conducted most of the analysis; Mutyala M and Nageeb S contributed to the data analysis and interpretation; Boktor M, Seth A, Aravantagi A, Sheth A, Morris J, Jordan P and Manas K were attending physicians and contributed to the study design; Cvek U and Trutschl M performed the statistical analysis; Becker F and Alexander J planned and supervised the study, analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Suryawala K and Soliman D contributed equally as first authors, and Becker F and Alexander J contributed equally as senior authors.
Supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award, No. P30GM110703; the Department of Defense, No. PR100451; and the German Research Foundation, No. DFG, F.B. BE 5619/1-1.
Ethics approval: This study was reviewed and approved by the LSUHSC-Shreveport Human Research Protection Program/Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB determined that the proposed activity is not research involving human subjects as defined by DHHS and FDA regulations.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no known conflicts of interest. The authors (Kunal Suryawala, Demiana Soliman, Monica Mutyala, Shaheen Nageeb, Moheb Boktor, Abhishek Seth, Avinash Aravantagi, Ankur Sheth, James Morris, Paul Jordan, Kenneth Manas, Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl, Felix Becker, Jonathan Alexander) have no relevant financial considerations related to this proposal, and the study was not supported by any corporate entity. There is no known intellectual property associated with this report.
Data sharing statement: Combined demographic data, statistical codes and datasets are available upon request from the corresponding author at email@example.com. Consent was not obtained from the study participants because the presented data are retrospective, de-identified, and anonymized; therefore, the risk of identification is low.
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Correspondence to: Jonathan Alexander, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 20, 2014
Peer-review started: December 21, 2014
First decision: January 13, 2015
Revised: March 13, 2015
Accepted: April 3, 2015
Article in press: April 3, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015