Inflammation-associated microsatellite alterations: Mechanisms and significance in the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer
Minoru Koi, Stephanie S Tseng-Rogenski, John M Carethers, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5368, United States
Author contributions: All three authors wrote and edited this manuscript.
Supported by United States Public Health Service, Nos. DK067287, CA162147 and CA206010; and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute of the University of Michigan. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: John M Carethers, BSc, MD, Full Professor, Professor and Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, 3101 Taubman Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5368, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 26, 2017
Peer-review started: October 29, 2017
First decision: November 23, 2017
Revised: November 29, 2017
Accepted: December 6, 2017
Article in press: December 6, 2017
Published online: January 15, 2018