Staging systems for hepatocellular carcinoma: Current status and future perspectives
Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Hiroshi Onoda, Nao Fushiya, Kazuhiko Koike, Hirokazu Nishino, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Jikei University Daisan Hospital, Tokyo 201-8601, Japan
Hisao Tajiri, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, the Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-0003, Japan
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Correspondence to: Akiyoshi Kinoshita, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Jikei University Daisan Hospital, 4-11-1 Izumihon-cho, Komae- shi, Tokyo 201-8601, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 27, 2014
Peer-review started: August 28, 2014
First decision: November 3, 2014
Revised: November 23, 2014
Accepted: December 3, 2014
Article in press: December 3, 2014
Published online: March 27, 2015