Liquid biopsy in patients with pancreatic cancer: Circulating tumor cells and cell-free nucleic acids
Taisuke Imamura, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Mahito Miyamae, Wataru Okajima, Takuma Ohashi, Tomohiro Arita, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Ryo Morimura, Hisashi Ikoma, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji, Division of Digestive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
Author contributions: Imamura T and Komatsu S equally contributed to this work; Imamura T and Komatsu S wrote the manuscript; Ichikawa D, Okamoto K and Otsuji E helped to draft the manuscript; Kawaguchi T, Miyamae M, Okajima W, Ohashi T, Arita T, Konishi H, Shiozaki A, Morimura R and Ikoma H collected the literatures.
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Correspondence to: Shuhei Komatsu, MD, PhD, Division of Digestive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kawaramachihirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 27, 2016
Peer-review started: March 28, 2016
First decision: May 12, 2016
Revised: May 25, 2016
Accepted: June 15, 2016
Article in press: June 15, 2016
Published online: July 7, 2016