Prognostic and predictive blood biomarkers in gastric cancer and the potential application of circulating tumor cells
Ting-Ting Li, Hao Liu, Jiang Yu, Li-Ying Zhao, Guo-Xin Li, Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, China
Guang-Yao Shi, Division of Cardiology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Li TT, Liu H and Yu J contributed equally to the design and preparation of this study and should be considered co-first authors; Yu J and Li GX designed the research; Li TT and Liu H contributed to data acquisition and writing of article; Zhao LY and Shi GY contributed to data analysis; Liu H, Yu J and Li GX contributed to editing, reviewing and final approval of article.
Supported by the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation, No. 2016A030313843.
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Correspondence to: Guo-Xin Li, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 3, 2018
Peer-review started: April 4, 2018
First decision: April 19, 2018
Revised: April 27, 2018
Accepted: May 18, 2018
Article in press: May 18, 2018
Published online: June 7, 2018