Research progress and prospects of markers for liver cancer stem cells
Cheng-Pei Zhu, An-Qiang Wang, Hao-Hai Zhang, Xue-Shuai Wan, Xiao-Bo Yang, Hai-Tao Zhao, Department of Liver Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
Shu-Guang Chen, Department of Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
Author contributions: Zhu CP and Wang AQ contributed equally to this work; Zhang HH, Wan XS and Yang XB analyzed the data; Zhu CP and Wang AQ wrote the paper; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by International Science and Technology Cooperation Projects, No. 2015DFA30650 and No. 2010DFB33720; Capital Special Research Project for Health Development, No. 2014-2-4012; Capital Research Project for Characteristics Clinical Application, No. Z151100004015170; and Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, No. NCET-11-0288.
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Correspondence to: Hai-Tao Zhao, MD, Department of Liver Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 1 Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing, Beijing 100730, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 28, 2015
Peer-review started: May 6, 2015
First decision: June 25, 2015
Revised: July 10, 2015
Accepted: August 31, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: November 14, 2015