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  1. Cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated death in women worldwide. Recently, long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) prostate cancer gene expression marker 1 (PCGEM1) has been demonstrated to ...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Jindan Zheng and Lili Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:304

    Content type: Primary research

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  2. Ovarian cancer is the third most common cause of death among gynecologic malignancies worldwide. Understanding the biology and molecular pathogenesis of ovarian epithelial tumors is key to developing improved ...

    Authors: Amata Amy Soriano, Tiziana de Cristofaro, Tina Di Palma, Serena Dotolo, Priyanka Gokulnath, Antonella Izzo, Gaetano Calì, Angelo Facchiano and Mariastella Zannini

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:303

    Content type: Primary research

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  3. Tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is a most invasive cancer with high mortality and poor prognosis. It is reported that lncRNA DANCR has implications in multiple types of cancers. However, its biological r...

    Authors: Ying Zheng, Bowen Zheng, Xue Meng, Yuwen Yan, Jia He and Yi Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:302

    Content type: Primary research

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  4. The complement system has traditionally been considered a component of innate immunity against invading pathogens and “nonself” cells. Recent studies have demonstrated the immunoregulatory functions of complem...

    Authors: Ronghua Zhang, Qiaofei Liu, Tong Li, Quan Liao and Yupei Zhao

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:300

    Content type: Review

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  5. Photoimmunotherapy (PIT) employing antibody-photosensitizer conjugates is a promising treatment for cancer. However, the fixed antigen specificity severely limits the efficacy and the applicability. Here we de...

    Authors: Naoto Shirasu, Hirotomo Shibaguchi, Hiromi Yamada, Masahide Kuroki and Shin’ichiro Yasunaga

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:299

    Content type: Primary research

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  6. Discs large homolog 5 (Dlg5) is a member of the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) adaptor family of proteins and its deregulation has been implicated in the malignancy of several cancer types. Dlg5 ...

    Authors: Dongping Wang, Qi Zhang, Fenfen Li, Chan Wang, Changming Yang and Hong Yu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:298

    Content type: Primary research

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  7. Transcription factors (TFs) are responsible for the regulation of various activities related to cancer like cell proliferation, invasion, and migration. It is thought that, the measurement of TFs levels could ...

    Authors: Boxin Zhang, Haihui Wang, Ziyan Guo and Xinhai Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:297

    Content type: Primary research

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  8. Endometrial cancer (EC) is one of the three major gynecological malignancies. Numerous biomarkers that may be associated with survival and prognosis have been identified through database mining in previous stu...

    Authors: Zi-Hao Wang, Yun-Zheng Zhang, Yu-Shan Wang and Xiao-Xin Ma

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:296

    Content type: Primary research

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  9. The potent pleiotropic lipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) participates in numerous cellular processes, including angiogenesis and cell survival, proliferation, and migration. It is formed by one of t...

    Authors: Peng Wang, Yonghui Yuan, Wenda Lin, Hongshan Zhong, Ke Xu and Xun Qi

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:295

    Content type: Review

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  10. Glioma is considered one of the most common tumors and has a poor prognosis. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be strongly linked to various human tumors including glioma. In this study, we in...

    Authors: Yangyang Li, Jia Xu, Jiale Zhang, Jie Zhang, Jian Zhang and Xiaoming Lu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:294

    Content type: Primary research

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  11. Although leukemic blast cells of Pro-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are arrested at the same stage of B cell differentiation, the immature B cell subtype is still biologically heterogeneous and is a...

    Authors: Chao Gao, Shu-Guang Liu, Zhi-Xia Yue, Yi Liu, Jing Liang, Jun Li, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Jiao-Le Yu, Ying Wu, Wei Lin, Hu-Yong Zheng and Rui-Dong Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:293

    Content type: Primary research

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  12. During cancer progression metabolic reprogramming is observed in parallel to the alternation in transcriptional profiles of malignant cells. Recent studies suggest that metabolic isoenzymes of phosphofructokin...

    Authors: Sonia E. Trojan, Michał J. Markiewicz, Katarzyna Leśkiewicz and Kinga A. Kocemba-Pilarczyk

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:292

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  13. Previous genome-wide transcriptome profiling found circ_ZNF124 was highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma, however, the role of circ_ZNF124 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still unknown. The purpose ...

    Authors: Qianping Li, Qin Huang, Shaofei Cheng, Song Wu, Hongyang Sang and Junyi Hou

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:291

    Content type: Primary research

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  14. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a serious threat to public health due to its poor prognosis. The current study aimed to develop and validate a prognostic nomogram to predict the overall survival of HCC patie...

    Authors: Zhiqiao Zhang, Jing Li, Tingshan He, Yanling Ouyang, Yiyan Huang, Qingbo Liu, Peng Wang and Jianqiang Ding

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:290

    Content type: Primary research

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  15. SNAI2, a member of the snail zinc finger protein family, plays an important role in the metastasis of several types of carcinoma.

    Authors: Jie Ding, Yu Xia, Zhaoyan Yu, Jing Wen, Zhuxue Zhang, Zhongmin Zhang, Zhenhua Liu, Zhuan Jiang, Hang Liu and Guoqing Liao

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:289

    Content type: Primary research

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  16. The study aimed to explore the associations between the interactions of serum vitamin B2 or B12 levels, aberrant DNA methylation of p16 or p53 and MTHFR C677T polymorphism and the risks of esophageal squamous cel...

    Authors: Da Pan, Ming Su, Guiling Huang, Pengfei Luo, Ting Zhang, Lingmeng Fu, Jie Wei, Shaokang Wang and Guiju Sun

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:288

    Content type: Primary research

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  17. The authors have retracted this article [1] because Figure 4a has been duplicated from Figure 5d in a previously published article [2]. In addition, the article contains sections that substantially overlap wit...

    Authors: Jun Wan, Jie Cui, Lei Wang, Kunpeng Wu, Xiaoping Hong, Yulin Zou, Shuang Zhao and Hong Ke

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:286

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Cancer Cell International 2018 18:165

  18. Both cell adhesion and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity depend on pH at the cell surface. By regulating extracellular juxtamembrane pH, the Na+/H+ exchanger NHE1 plays a significant part in human melanoma ...

    Authors: Dennis Keurhorst, Ivan Liashkovich, Fabian Frontzek, Svenja Nitzlaff, Verena Hofschröer, Rita Dreier and Christian Stock

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:285

    Content type: Primary research

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  19. Tripartite motif-containing protein 11 (TRIM11), a member of RING family of E3 ubiquitin ligases, is identified as an oncogene in certain human tumors. However, the detailed biological function of TRIM11 in ch...

    Authors: Bin Wang, Gang Wang, Qingfeng Wang, Ziqiang Zhu, Yunqing Wang, Kangwu Chen and Huilin Yang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:284

    Content type: Primary research

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  20. Tripartite motif‑containing 27 (TRIM27) belongs to the TRIM protein family, which is closely related to the progression of some certain human cancers. Nevertheless, the biological function of TRIM27 in esophag...

    Authors: Liang Ma, Ninghua Yao, Ping Chen and Zhixiang Zhuang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:283

    Content type: Primary research

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  21. Angiogenesis plays critical roles in the progression and metastasis of malignant tumors. Gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma is an uncommon stomach cancer that is rich in blood vessels and exhibits highly maligna...

    Authors: Jian-Xian Lin, Xiong-Feng Weng, Xin-Sheng Xie, Ning-Zi Lian, Sheng-Liang Qiu, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ying-Hong Yang, Si-Jia Liu, Min Hu, Yi-Ke Lin, Chang-Ming Huang…

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:282

    Content type: Primary research

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  22. Recently, the impact of microRNAs (miRNAs) and exosome on ovarian cancer has been assessed in many studies. We aim to explore the mechanism of exosomes transferring miR-205 in ovarian cancer, and confirm its d...

    Authors: Lijun Wang, Fei Zhao, Zhongqing Xiao and Liang Yao

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:281

    Content type: Primary research

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  23. Glioma is the most common central nervous system (CNS) tumour. p62, an important autophagy adaptor, plays a crucial role in cancer. However, the role of p62 in the progression of glioma is poorly characterized.

    Authors: Danni Deng, Kaiming Luo, Hongmei Liu, Xichen Nie, Lian Xue, Rong Wang, Yuan Xu, Jun Cui, Naiyuan Shao and Feng Zhi

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:280

    Content type: Primary research

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  24. Radiation sensitive 52 (RAD52) is an important protein that mediates DNA repair in tumors. However, little is known about the impact of RAD52 on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated the expression o...

    Authors: Ping Li, YanZhen Xu, Qinle Zhang, Yu Li, Wenxian Jia, Xiao Wang, Zhibin Xie, Jiayi Liu, Dong Zhao, Mengnan Shao, Suixia Chen, Nanfang Mo, Zhiwen Jiang, Liuyan Li, Run Liu, Wanying Huang…

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:279

    Content type: Primary research

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  25. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in different pathogenesis pathways including cancer pathogenesis. The adenoma-carcinoma pathway in colorectal cancer may involve the aberrant and variable gene expres...

    Authors: Milad Shademan, Azam Naseri Salanghuch, Khadijeh Zare, Morteza Zahedi, Mohammad Ali Foroughi, Kambiz Akhavan Rezayat, Hooman Mosannen Mozaffari, Kamran Ghaffarzadegan, Ladan Goshayeshi and Hesam Dehghani

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:278

    Content type: Primary research

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  26. CKS1 is highly expressed in colon cancer tissues, and is essential for cancer cell proliferation. The downstream molecular mechanism of CKS1 has been fully studied, but the upstream regulatory mechanism of it ...

    Authors: Zhengbin Chai, Li Wang, Yabing Zheng, Na Liang, Xiwei Wang, Yingying Zheng, Zhiwei Zhang, Chuanxi Zhao, Tingting Zhu and Chunyan Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:277

    Content type: Primary research

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  27. The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 (UCA1) is involved in various cancers and often functions through microRNAs. The pro-survival protein PTP1B is known to play important roles i...

    Authors: Yi Li, Qingan Zeng, Jiliang Qiu, Ting Pang, Jianzhong Xian and Xuexia Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:275

    Content type: Primary research

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  28. Daily experience tells us that breast cancer can be controlled using standard protocols up to the advent of a relapse. Now new frontiers in precision medicine like liquid biopsy of cell free DNA (cfDNA) give u...

    Authors: Maria Palmieri, Margherita Baldassarri, Francesca Fava, Alessandra Fabbiani, Giuseppe Maria Campennì, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Rossella Tita, Stefania Marsili, Alessandra Renieri and Elisa Frullanti

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:274

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. This study is performed to investigate the effects of adenovirus-mediated X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) overexpressed bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on brain injury in rats with ce...

    Authors: Wenjing Deng, Chenghe Fan, Yanbo Fang, Yanan Zhao, Yamin Wei, Meng Li and Junfang Teng

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:273

    Content type: Primary research

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  30. To investigate the value of dynamic monitoring peripheral blood lymphocyte-to-monocyte (LMR) ratio in evaluating the treatment response and prognosis of patients with extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL).

    Authors: Shengnan Zhang, Mengjuan Li, Fangfang Yuan, Lin Chen, Ruihua Mi, Xudong Wei, Yongping Song and Qingsong Yin

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:272

    Content type: Review

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  31. Prostate cancer (PCa) is a common disease that often occurs among older men and a frequent cause of malignancy associated death in this group. microRNA (miR)-129-5p has been identified as an essential regulato...

    Authors: Zhenming Jiang, Yuxi Zhang, Xi Chen, Pingeng Wu and Dong Chen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:271

    Content type: Primary research

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  32. LncRNAs may exert a regulatory effect in tumorigenesis. Although the expression of lncRNA HOTAIR has been confirmed to be notably elevated in the tissues of CSCC, its biological mechanism in CSCC is still unknown...

    Authors: Guo-Jun Yu, Yong Sun, Da-Wei Zhang and Peng Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:270

    Content type: Primary research

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  33. Malignant glioma is one of the essentially incurable tumors with chemoresistance and tumor recurrence. As a histone methyltransferase, SUV39H2 can trimethylate H3K9. SUV39H2 is highly expressed in many types o...

    Authors: Ran Wang, Lilin Cheng, Xi Yang, Xin Chen, Yifeng Miao, Yongming Qiu and Zhiyi Zhou

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:269

    Content type: Primary research

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  34. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in regulating tumor pathogenesis. The mechanism of circRNAs in gastric cancer (GC) is still unknown. Our study aimed to identify differentially expressed circRNAs and asse...

    Authors: Jianming Wei, Jinmiao Wang, Xibo Gao and Feng Qi

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:268

    Content type: Primary research

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  35. Many circRNAs have been reported to play important roles in cancer development and have the potential to serve as a novel class of biomarkers for clinical diagnosis. However, the role of circRNAs in esophageal...

    Authors: Rongrong Zhong, Zhuozhi Chen, Ting Mo, Zimo Li and Peng Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:267

    Content type: Primary research

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  36. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. The inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling by tyrosine kinase inhibitors or monoclonal antibo...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Peiyuan Sun, Qi Wang, Pan Zhang, Yuna Wang, Chengting Zi, Xuanjun Wang and Jun Sheng

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:266

    Content type: Primary research

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  37. Tumor-infiltrating immune cells (TIICs) are highly relevant to clinical outcome of glioma. However, previous studies cannot account for the diverse functions that make up the immune response in malignant trans...

    Authors: Jiacheng Lu, Hailin Li, Zhengxin Chen, Ligang Fan, Shuang Feng, Xiaomin Cai and Huibo Wang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:265

    Content type: Primary research

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  38. Centromere Protein F (CENPF) associates with the centromere–kinetochore complex and influences cell proliferation and metastasis in several cancers. The role of CENPF in breast cancer (BC) bone metastasis rema...

    Authors: Jingbo Sun, Jingzhan Huang, Jin Lan, Kun Zhou, Yuan Gao, Zhigao Song, Yunyao Deng, Lixin Liu, Ying Dong and Xiaolong Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:264

    Content type: Primary research

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  39. Triple-negative breast carcinoma (TNBC) patients do not benefit from hormone- or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2- (HER2-) targeted therapies. Accurate testing is pivotal for these patients.

    Authors: Jose De Jesus and Marilin Rosa

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:263

    Content type: Primary research

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  40. Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The emergence of liquid biopsy is expected to achieve accurate early diagnosis through detection of tumor-derived secreted proteins in the blood. E...

    Authors: Peng Liu, Lingming Kong, Haoyi Jin, Yunhao Wu, Xiaodong Tan and Bing Song

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:262

    Content type: Primary research

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  41. Cancer has been a worldwide health problem with a high risk of morbidity and mortality, however ideal biomarkers for effective screening and diagnosis of cancer patients are still lacking. Small nucleolar RNA ...

    Authors: Chenghao Zhang, Xiaolei Ren, Jieyu He, Wanchun Wang, Chao Tu and Zhihong Li

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:261

    Content type: Primary research

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  42. The glial cells of the primary olfactory nervous system, olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), are unusual in that they rarely form tumors. Only 11 cases, all of which were benign, have been reported to date. In...

    Authors: Mariyam Murtaza, Anu Chacko, Ali Delbaz, Ronak Reshamwala, Andrew Rayfield, Brent McMonagle, James A. St John and Jenny A. K. Ekberg

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:260

    Content type: Review

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  43. Serum/plasma YKL-40 can be a useful index that is associated with tumor development. However, the prognostic value of serum/plasma YKL-40 in patients with solid tumors is still unclear. We aimed to utilize the...

    Authors: Bingxian Bian, Li Li, Junyao Yang, Yi Liu, Guohua Xie, Yingxia Zheng, Liang Zeng, Junxiang Zeng and Lisong Shen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:259

    Content type: Primary research

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  44. This study is conducted to investigate the effect of lncRNA PIK3CD-AS1 on the growth and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its potential mechanism.

    Authors: Wei Song, Jingjing Zhang, Jianbo Zhang, Miaomiao Sun and Qingxin Xia

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:150

    Content type: Primary research

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  45. Non-small-cell lung cancer (lung cancer) has become one of the leading causes worldwide and the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. The transcriptional factor Kruppel like factor 8 (KLF8) is involved...

    Authors: Dongjie Ma, Hongsheng Liu, Yingzhi Qin, Zhenhuan Tian, Shanqing Li and Naixin Liang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:258

    Content type: Primary research

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  46. miRNAs, a major class of small noncoding RNAs approximately 18–25 nucleotides in length, function by repressing the expression of target genes through binding to complementary sequences in the 3′-UTRs of targe...

    Authors: Yue Yu and Xu-Chen Cao

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:257

    Content type: Review

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  47. A hallmark of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is the expression of PML/RARα fusion protein. Treatment with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) results in the terminal differentiation of neutrophil granulocytes. ...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Huiyong Fan, Congling Xu, Guojuan Jiang, Haiwei Wang and Ji Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2019 19:256

    Content type: Primary research

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