Predictive and prognostic value of serum AFP level and its dynamic changes in advanced gastric cancer patients with elevated serum AFP
Ya-Kun Wang, Lin Shen, Xi Jiao, Xiao-Tian Zhang, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, Beijing 100142, China
Author contributions: Wang KY collected and analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Jiao X collected the data and revised the manuscript; Shen L and Zhang XT were in charge of the project and revised the manuscript.
Supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China, No. 2017YFC1308900; Beijing Natural Science Foundation, No. 7161002; and Capital Health Improvement and Research Funds, No. 2016-1-1021.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Beijing University Cancer Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent for this study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors has declared any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Tian Zhang, MD, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, No. 52, Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100142, China. email@example.com
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Received: October 26, 2017
Peer-review started: October 27, 2017
First decision: November 14, 2017
Revised: November 18, 2017
Accepted: December 5, 2017
Article in press: December 5, 2017
Published online: January 14, 2018