Significance of tumor-infiltrating immunocytes for predicting prognosis of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma
Qi-Feng Chen, Wang Li, Pei-Hong Wu, Lu-Jun Shen, Zi-Lin Huang, Department of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center; State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China; Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou 510060, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Chen QF, Huang ZL, and Li W contributed to study conceptualization; Chen LJ contributed to the methodology; Wu PH provided software; Chen QF, Wu PH, and Huang ZL performed the validation; Chen QF, Wu PH, Huang ZL, and Shen LJ analyzed the data; Chen QF and Li W prepared the original draft; Chen QF, Wu PH, Huang ZL, and Shen LJ reviewed and edited the manuscript; Chen QF contributed to data visualization; Huang ZL supervised the study.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81801804.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors deny any conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Zi-Lin Huang, MD, Professor, Department of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center; 651 Dongfeng Road East, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510060, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Received: April 22, 2019
Peer-review started: April 22, 2019
First decision: June 10, 2019
Revised: July 18, 2019
Accepted: August 7, 2019
Article in press: June 10, 2019
Published online: September 21, 2019