Features of hepatocellular carcinoma in Hispanics differ from African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites
Neeta K Venepalli, Tad D Nair, Mayur Parepally, Priyanka Rajaram, Yue Huang, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
Mary V Modayil, Applied Research and Evaluation Services, Department of Evaluation and Analytics, Primary Health Care, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4, Canada
Stephanie A Berg, Department of Medicine, Division Hematology Oncology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Il, 60153, United States
Ron C Gaba, James T Bui, Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
Scott J Cotler, Department of Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, United States
Author contributions: Venepalli NK designed and performed the research and wrote the paper; Modayil MV designed the research and contributed to the data analysis; Berg SA, Nair TD, Parepally M, Rajaram P, Gaba RC, Bui JT and Huang Y provided clinical advice and performed the research; Cotler SJ designed and performed the research, provided clinical advice and supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: This was a retrospective study which was approved by the University of Illinois IRB as an expedited review, under expedited category 5 (Protocol 2005-0283). As such, it was granted a waiver of informed consent and HIPAA authorization.
Informed consent statement: This study was approved under expedited category 5 (Protocol 2005-0283). As such, it was granted a waiver of informed consent and HIPAA authorization.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Neeta K Venepalli, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 South Wood Street, 820-E CSB, Chicago, IL 60612, United States. email@example.com
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Received: September 24, 2016
Peer-review started: September 28, 2016
First decision: October 20, 2016
Revised: December 29, 2016
Accepted: January 16, 2017
Article in press: January 18, 2017
Published online: March 8, 2017