Functionality is not an independent prognostic factor for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
Hong-Yu Chen, Ya-Liang Zhou, Yong-Hua Chen, Xing Wang, Hao Zhang, Neng-Wen Ke, Xu-Bao Liu, Chun-Lu Tan, Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Chen HY and Zhou YL contributed equally to this work; Liu XB, Tan CL, and Wang X designed the study; Chen HY, Zhou YL, Wang X, and Zhang H acquired the data; Chen HY, Zhou YL, and Wang X analyzed and interpreted the data; Chen HY and Zhou YL wrote the paper; Liu XB, Tan CL, and Chen YH critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors have read and approved the version to be submitted.
Supported by 1.3.5 Project for Disciplines of Excellence, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, No. ZY2017302 1-3-5; and the Key Research and Development Projects of Sichuan Province, China, No. 2017SZ0132 and No. 2019YFS0042.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the West China Hospital Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Study participants of the West China Hospital database provided written informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement.
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Corresponding author: Chun-Lu Tan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guoxue Lane, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 10, 2020
Peer-review started: January 10, 2020
First decision: March 6, 2020
Revised: May 8, 2020
Accepted: June 9, 2020
Article in press: June 9, 2020
Published online: July 7, 2020