Clinicopathological features of patients with middle third gastric carcinoma
Jin Hong Kim, Jae Kyoon Joo, Seong Yeob Ryu, Ho Gun Kim, Dong Yi Kim, Division of Gastroenterologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, South Korea
Jae Hyuk Lee, Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, South Korea
Author contributions: Kim JH performed the research and wrote the paper; Joo JK and Kim HG designed the research; Ryu SY contributed to the analysis; Lee JH provided clinical advice and performed the research; Kim DY conceived this research and supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Chonnam National University Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
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: Dong Yi Kim, MD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Hakdong, Donggu, Gwangju 501-757, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 5, 2016
Peer-review started: January 5, 2016
First decision: January 30, 2016
Revised: February 22, 2016
Accepted: March 14, 2016
Article in press: March 16, 2016
Published online: April 15, 2016