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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jun 15, 2019; 11(6): 459-469
Published online Jun 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i6.459
Role of circular RNAs in gastric cancer: Recent advances and prospects
Ke-Wei Wang, Ming Dong
Ke-Wei Wang, Ming Dong, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: Wang KW searched the scientific literature for the recent advance in the field, and wrote the manuscript; Dong M designed the study, and edited and revised the manuscript. Final approval of the final version was obtained from each author.
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Corresponding author: Ming Dong, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, 155 Nanjing North Street, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, China.
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Received: February 10, 2019
Peer-review started: February 12, 2019
First decision: March 15, 2019
Revised: April 6, 2019
Accepted: April 19, 2019
Article in press: April 20, 2019
Published online: June 15, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Gastric cancer (GC) is a common, worldwide malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. An increasing number of circRNAs was discovered to participate in the progression of GC. Therefore, exploring the function of circRNAs will help to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of GC and identify new diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. This article gives an overview of the recent research focusing on the roles of circRNAs in GC and highlights the advances that were made over the past three years.