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Recurrence in node-negative advanced gastric cancer: Novel findings from an in-depth pathological analysis of prognostic factors from a multicentric series
Gian Luca Baiocchi, Sarah Molfino, Nazario Portolani, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia 25121, Italy
Carla Baronchelli, Department of Pathology, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia 25121, Italy
Simone Giacopuzzi, Maria Bencivenga, Giovanni De Manzoni, 1st Department of General Surgery, Borgo Trento Hospital, University of Verona, Verona 37129, Italy
Daniele Marrelli, Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Surgical Oncology, University of Siena, Siena 53100, Italy
Paolo Morgagni, Department of General Surgery, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì 47121, Italy
Luca Saragoni, Department of Pathology, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì 47121, Italy
Carla Vindigni, Department of Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena 53100, Italy
Maristella Botticini, IGIER, Università Bocconi, Milan 20100, Italy
Author contributions: Baiocchi GL designed and coordinated this study; Molfino S acquired and analyzed the data and wrote the first draft of the paper; Baronchelli C, Giacopuzzi S, Marrelli D, Morgagni P, Bencivenga M, Saragoni L, Vindigni C, Portolani N, and De Manzoni G made substantial contributions to the research questions. Botticini M helped with literature review and critically revised the manuscript. All authors contributed to the final approval of the article.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Brescia, Italy.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Gian Luca Baiocchi, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, III Chirurgia Generale, Spedali Civili di Brescia, P.le Spedali Civili 1, Brescia 25121, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 19, 2017
Peer-review started: February 20, 2017
First decision: March 7, 2017
Revised: September 20, 2017
Accepted: October 17, 2017
Article in press: October 17, 2017
Published online: December 7, 2017