Correlation of plasma miR-21 and miR-93 with radiotherapy and chemotherapy efficacy and prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Wen-Tao Wang, Guang-Hui Cui, Song Zhao, Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, Henan Province, China
Chang-Qing Guo, Digestive Department, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, Henan Province, China
Author contributions: Wang WT designed the research; Cui GH performed the research; Wang WT contributed new reagents and analytic tools; Zhao S analyzed the data; Cui GH and Zhao S wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was authorized by the Ethics Committee of First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University.
Informed consent statement: All patients provided written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There was no competing interest.
Data sharing statement: All the data in the current research are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Corresponding author: Song Zhao, MD, Doctor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No. 1, Longhu Zhonghuan Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou 450000, Henan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 24, 2019
Peer-review started: July 24, 2019
First decision: August 18, 2019
Revised: September 8, 2019
Accepted: September 11, 2019
Article in press: September 11, 2019
Published online: October 7, 2019