Retrospective research of neoadjuvant therapy on tumor-downstaging, post-operative complications, and prognosis in locally advanced rectal cancer
Wen-Chang Li, Jing-Kun Zhao, Wen-Qing Feng, Yi-Ming Miao, Zi-Feng Xu, Zhuo-Qing Xu, Han Gao, Jing Sun, Min-Hua Zheng, Ya-Ping Zong, Ai-Guo Lu, Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
Author contributions: Li WC and Zhao JK contributed equally to this study; Li WC, Zhao JK, Zong YP, and Lu AG designed the research; Feng WQ, Miao YM, and Xu ZF collected the data and prepared the manuscript; Li WC, Zhao JK, Xu ZQ, and Gao H analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Sun J and Zheng MH helped design the study with constructive discussions; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by National Science Foundation of China, No. 81871933; and National Science Foundation of China for Youth, No. 81802326.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Shanghai Ruijin Hospital Ethics Committee (Approval No. 2016-072).
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Ai-Guo Lu, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No. 197 Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai 200025, China. email@example.com
Received: October 9, 2020
Peer-review started: October 9, 2020
First decision: December 8, 2020
Revised: December 13, 2020
Accepted: January 15, 2021
Article in press: January 15, 2021
Published online: March 27, 2021