Prognostic role of plasma level of angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2, and vascular endothelial growth factor in hepatocellular carcinoma
Gwang Hyeon Choi, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam 13620, South Korea
Author contributions: Choi GH, and Jeong SH were responsible for the study concept and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, statistical analysis, and manuscript drafting; Jang ES and Kim JW assisted in data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation.
Supported by Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Research Fund, No. 02-2019-037.
Institutional review board statement: This study approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the SNUBH, No. B-1201/143-002.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from each HCC patient after approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the SNUBH, No. B-1201/143-002.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: We regret, but we are not willing to share data.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Sook-Hyang Jeong, PhD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 82 Gumi-ro 173 beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Seongnam 13620, South Korea. email@example.com
Received: February 21, 2021
Peer-review started: February 21, 2021
First decision: May 13, 2021
Revised: May 16, 2021
Accepted: July 7, 2021
Article in press: July 7, 2021
Published online: July 21, 2021