Impact of postoperative TNM stages after neoadjuvant therapy on prognosis of adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction tumours
Michael Thomaschewski, Richard Hummel, Ekaterina Petrova, Ulrich Friedrich Wellner, Tobias Keck, Dirk Bausch, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck 23538, Germany
Juliana Knief, Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck 23538, Germany
Author contributions: Thomaschewski M, Hummel R and Bausch D drafted the original manuscript, contributed to design of the study, performance of statistical analyses and interpretation of the results; Petrova E collected the data; Wellner UF performed, reviewed and approved the statistical analyses; Keck T contributed to the design of the study and critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Land Schleswig-Holstein within the funding programme Open Access Publikationsfonds.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the institutional ethics committee (Ethik-Kommission Universität zu Lübeck/Aktenzeichen: 17-379A).
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflict-of-interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: Consent for data sharing was not obtained and the data are not available.
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Correspondence to: Michael Thomaschewski, MD, Doctor, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany. email@example.com
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Received: January 22, 2018
Peer-review started: January 22, 2018
First decision: February24, 2018
Revised: March 6, 2018
Accepted: March 10, 2018
Article in press: March 10, 2018
Published online: April 7, 2018