Impact of duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in radically resected patients with T4bN1-3M0/TxN3bM0 gastric cancer
Qi-Wei Wang, Medical Oncology, Department of Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, Shenyang 110042, Liaoning Province, China
Xiao-Tian Zhang, Ming Lu, Lin Shen, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, Beijing 100142, China
Author contributions: Wang QW drafted the article and contributed to data processing; Zhang XT and Shen L designed research and contributed to the statistical assessment; Lu M participated in the clinical assessment of the cases.
Institutional review board statement: This clinical research report submitted by Dr Xiaotian Zhang. The investigation project has been examined and certified by Ethics Committee of Beijing Cancer Hospital on July 1, 2015.
Informed consent statement: Due to the retrospective nature of the study, informed consent was waived by the Ethics Committee of Beijing Cancer Hospital committee.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Tian Zhang, MD, Professor, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, 52 Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100142, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 6, 2017
Peer-review started: September 7, 2017
First decision: October 9, 2017
Revised: November 24, 2017
Accepted: December 13, 2017
Article in press: December 13, 2017
Published online: January 15, 2018