Clinical assessment and identification of immuno-oncology markers concerning the 19-gene based risk classifier in stage IV colorectal cancer
Jong Lyul Lee, Chan Wook Kim, Jin Cheon Kim, Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, South Korea
Jong Lyul Lee, Seon Ae Roh, Chan Wook Kim, Yi Hong Kwon, Ye Jin Ha, Jin Cheon Kim, Institute of Innovative Cancer Research, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, South Korea
Seon-Kyu Kim, Seon-Young Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Medical Genomics Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon 34141, South Korea
Dong-Hyung Cho, School of Life Sciences, Kyungpook National University 80 Daehak-ro, Daegu 41566, South Korea
Author contributions: Lee JL, Roh SA and Kim JC made substantial contributions to the study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, drafting a critical revision of the manuscript, and approving the final version of the text. Lee JL and Roh SA contributed equally. Kim CW made contributions to the study design, provided data from his patients, and approved the final version of the text. Kwon YH performed research, helped to write parts of the manuscript related to method, and approved the final version of the text. Ha YJ performed research and approved the final version of the text. Kim SK made contributions to the study design and helped to analyze data. Kim SY made contributions to the study design and helped to analyze data. Cho DH made substantial contributions to the study conception and interpretation. Kim YS made substantial contributions to the study conception and design, drafting a revision of the manuscript.
Supported by Korea Research Foundation, No. 2016R1E1A1A02919844 to Kim JC and No. 2017R1A2B1009062 to Roh SA; Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, Republic of Korea and the Asan Institute for Life Sciences, No. 2016-710 to Lee JL.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Asan Medical Center (registration No. 2015-0581), in accord with the Declaration of Helsinki.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
ARRIVE guidelines statement: The ARRIVE Guidelines have been adopted.
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Corresponding author: Jin Cheon Kim, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, South Korea. email@example.com
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Received: November 20, 2018
Peer-review started: November 20, 2018
First decision: January 30, 2019
Revised: February 19, 2019
Accepted: February 22, 2019
Article in press: February 22, 2019
Published online: March 21, 2019