Glypican-3 is a prognostic factor and an immunotherapeutic target in hepatocellular carcinoma
Yukihiro Haruyama, Hiroaki Kataoka, Section of Oncopathology and Regenerative Biology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan
Author contributions: Haruyama Y and Kataoka H contributed equally to this work; Haruyama Y and Kataoka H designed the review style, reviewed literatures and wrote the paper.
Supported by Collaborative Research Fund from Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. (to Kataoka H); and Grant-in-Aid from The Ministry of Education, Culuture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, No. 24390099 (to Kataoka H).
Conflict-of-interest statement: Kataoka H receives collaborative research funding from Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Haruyama Y declares no potential conflicts of interest with respect to this article.
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Correspondence to: Hiroaki Kataoka, MD, PhD, Section of Oncopathology and Regenerative Biology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 25, 2015
Peer-review started: May 27, 2015
First decision: August 31, 2015
Revised: October 29, 2015
Accepted: November 19, 2015
Article in press: November 19, 2015
Published online: January 7, 2016