Nomograms and risk score models for predicting survival in rectal cancer patients with neoadjuvant therapy
Fang-Ze Wei, Shi-Wen Mei, Jia-Nan Chen, Zhi-Jie Wang, Hai-Yu Shen, Juan Li, Fu-Qiang Zhao, Zheng Liu, Qian Liu, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union College, Beijing 100021, China
Author contributions: Wei FZ and Chen JN designed the research; Mei SW, Wei FZ, Shen HY, Li J and Zhao FQ collected the data; Liu Z and Wei FZ analyzed the data; Wei FZ drafted the manuscript; Liu Q revised the manuscript.
Supported by The National Key Research and Development Plan "Research on Prevention and Control of Major Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases", No. 2019YFC1315705; and the Medicine and Health Technology Innovation Project of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 2017-12M-1-006.
Institutional review board statement: Our investigation received approval from the ethics committee of the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College.
Informed consent statement: All patients signed informed consent forms.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no potential conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Qian Liu, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. email@example.com
Received: August 18, 2020
Peer-review started: August 18, 2020
First decision: September 12, 2020
Revised: September 15, 2020
Accepted: September 25, 2020
Article in press: September 25, 2020
Published online: November 14, 2020