Monitoring disease progression and treatment efficacy with circulating tumor cells in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: A case report
Yuan-Yuan Qiao, Da-Jin Zhang, Cheng-He Shi, Ming Xiong, Xiu-Hua Qu, Xiao-Hang Zhao, Center for Basic Medical Sciences, Navy General Hospital of Chinese PLA, Beijing 100048, China
Kai-Xuan Lin, Ze Zhang, Graduate School of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, China
Xiao-Hang Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Author contributions: Qiao YY, Lin KX and Zhang Z performed the majority of the research work and wrote the manuscript; Xiong M and Qu XH assisted in the experiments and data analysis; Zhang DJ, Shi CH and Zhao XH were supervisors for this work; Zhao XH designed the study.
Supported by Grants from the High-tech R and D Program, No. 2012AA020206, No. 2014CBA02002, and No. 2013ZX10002009-001-004; State Key Projects for Basic Research, No. 2011CB910703; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81372591 and No. 81321091; and the Center for Marine Medicine and Rescue of Tsinghua University of China.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Navy General Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Hang Zhao, PhD, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Beijing 100021, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 3, 2014
Peer-review started: December 5, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: January 11, 2015
Accepted: February 13, 2015
Article in press: February 13, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015