Vestigial like family member 3 is a novel prognostic biomarker for gastric cancer
Li-Hua Zhang, Dong Hua, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu Province, China
Li-Hua Zhang, Teng Wang, Dong Hua, Department of Oncology, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214062, Jiangsu Province, China
Zhuo Wang, Department of Geriatrics, Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi 214023, Jiangsu Province, China
Long-Hai Li, Chun Zhang, Wuxi Medical College, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu Province, China
Yan-Kui Liu, Lin-Fang Jin, Xiao-Wei Qi, Department of Pathology, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214062, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang LH and Wang Z contributed equally to this work; Wang T and Hua D designed the research; Li LH, Liu YK, Jin LF, Qi XW, and Zhang C performed the research; Wang T and Hua D contributed new reagents and analytic tools; Li LH, Zhang LH, and Wang Z analyzed the data; Zhang LH and Wang Z wrote the paper.
Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, No. BK20171150; the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81502042; Research Project of Health and Family Planning Commission of Wuxi, No. Q201758; and Nanchang Hongda Jianghua Educational Foundation.
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Corresponding author: Dong Hua, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Oncology, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangnan University, No. 200, Huihe Road, Wuxi 214062, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 22, 2019
Peer-review started: March 22, 2019
First decision: May 13, 2019
Revised: June 22, 2019
Accepted: July 3, 2019
Article in press: July 3, 2019
Published online: August 6, 2019