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  1. Content type: Primary research

    LncRNAs can regulate miRNAs and mRNAs by sequestering and binding them. Indeed, many researchers have reported lncRNA mediated-competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) could regulate the progression of solid tumors....

    Authors: Xuejiao Yin, Sui Huang, Ruiqi Zhu, Fengjuan Fan, Chunyan Sun and Yu Hu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:122

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    Local or distant metastasis remains the main course of death in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in metastasis of HNSCC, but the mechanisms of the...

    Authors: Yibo Dong, Yang Zheng, Chundi Wang, Xu Ding, Yifei Du, Laikui Liu, Wei Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yi Zhong, Yunong Wu and Xiaomeng Song

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:121

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    Alternatively activated macrophages in tumor microenvironment is defined as M2 tumor-associated macrophages (M2 TAMs) that promote cancer progression. However, communicative mechanisms between M2 TAMs and canc...

    Authors: Li She, Yuexiang Qin, Juncheng Wang, Chao Liu, Gangcai Zhu, Guo Li, Ming Wei, Changhan Chen, Guancheng Liu, Diekuo Zhang, Xiyu Chen, Yunyun Wang, Yuanzheng Qiu, Yongquan Tian, Xin Zhang, Yong Liu…

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:120

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    The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a biomarker for systematic inflammation, has been recently identified as a prognostic factor for various types of both solid and hematologic malignancies. Here we cond...

    Authors: Shidai Mu, Lisha Ai, Fengjuan Fan, You Qin, Chunyan Sun and Yu Hu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:119

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    Basal/human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer is resistant to monoclonal antibody (herceptin) treatment. There are currently only three basal/HER2+ breast cancer cell lines...

    Authors: Fei Zhou, Yanhua Zhang, Xiufang Xu, Jingfeng Luo, Fang Yang, Linbo Wang, Shuduo Xie, Jihong Sun and Xiaoming Yang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:118

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Cytokine-based cancer therapies have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Unfortunately, resistance to treatment limits the efficacy of these therapeutics. Therefore, the aim of our study was t...

    Authors: Kaihua Ji, Kaili Lin, Yan Wang, Liqing Du, Chang Xu, Ningning He, Jinhan Wang, Yang Liu and Qiang Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:117

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  7. Content type: Primary research

    Accumulating data indicated that circRNA plays important roles in regulating many biological processes of the tumor, the present study is designated for exploring roles of the circ-ZEB1.33-miR-200a-3p-CDK6 reg...

    Authors: Yuhua Gong, Jinzhong Mao, Di Wu, Xuemei Wang, Long Li, Liang Zhu and Rong Song

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:116

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  8. Content type: Primary research

    Increasing data has indicated an association between increased soluble B7-H3 (sB7-H3) levels and unfavorable prognosis in patients with malignancies. However, the level of sB7-H3 and its clinical significance ...

    Authors: Ling Wang, Fu-biao Kang, Guo-chuan Zhang, Juan Wang, Ming-fang Xie and Ying-ze Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:115

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  9. Content type: Primary research

    Increasing numbers of studies have examined the correlation between specific miRNAs and tumours to enable their diagnosis and treatment. However, there are few reports regarding the concrete role and mechanism...

    Authors: Ming Zhuang, Xubin Qiu, Dong Cheng, Chenlei Zhu and Liang Chen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:114

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  10. Content type: Primary research

    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most difficult subtypes of breast cancer to treat due to its aggressive, metastatic behavior, and a lack of a targeted therapy. Trivalent arsenic derivatives ...

    Authors: Bo Yuan, Mingjiang Yao, Xiao Wang, Ai Sato, Ayane Okazaki, Hana Komuro, Hideki Hayashi, Hiroo Toyoda, Xiaohua Pei, Xiaomei Hu, Toshihiko Hirano and Norio Takagi

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:113

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  11. Content type: Review

    Cancer is a major public health problem as one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Deciphering the molecular regulation mechanisms of tumor progression can make way for tumor diagnosis and therapy. Paternal...

    Authors: Tian Xie, Shan Pan, Hang Zheng, Zilv Luo, Kingsley M. Tembo, Muhammad Jamal, Zhongyang Yu, Yao Yu, Jing Xia, Qian Yin, Meng Wang, Wen Yuan, Qiuping Zhang and Jie Xiong

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:112

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  12. Content type: Primary research

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is a tumor of the central nervous system. After surgical removal and standard therapy, recurrence of tumors is observed within 6–9 months because of the high migratory behavior and the infil...

    Authors: Henry Oppermann, Johannes Dietterle, Katharina Purcz, Markus Morawski, Christian Eisenlöffel, Wolf Müller, Jürgen Meixensberger and Frank Gaunitz

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:111

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  13. Content type: Primary research

    The aim of the study was to investigate the effect associated with the protein expression of VEGF, JAK2 and STAT3 on the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis in the development and progression of na...

    Authors: Jin-Zhang Cheng, Jun-Jun Chen, Kai Xue, Zong-Gui Wang and Dan Yu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:110

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  14. Content type: Primary research

    The aberrant regulation of MALAT1 has been indicated to be involved in various carcinogenic pathways contributing to the tumourigenesis and progression of cancers. The current meta-analysis summarized the rese...

    Authors: Juan Li, Zhigang Cui, Hang Li, Xiaoting Lv, Min Gao, Zitai Yang, Yanhong Bi, Ziwei Zhang, Shengli Wang, Baosen Zhou and Zhihua Yin

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:109

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  15. Content type: Review

    The prognostic significance of galectin-1 (Gal-1) expression in cancerous patients has been assessed for several years while the results remain controversial. Thus, we performed the first comprehensive meta-an...

    Authors: Rongzu Wu, Tingchun Wu, Kai Wang, Shicheng Luo, Zhen Chen, Min Fan, Dong Xue, Hao Lu, Qianfeng Zhuang and Xianlin Xu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:108

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  16. Content type: Primary research

    Increasing evidence has shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important prognostic biomarkers and epigenetic regulators with critical roles in cancer initiation and progression. However, the expression...

    Authors: Fan Wu, Zheng Zhao, Ruichao Chai, Yuqing Liu, Kuanyu Wang, Zhiliang Wang, Guanzhang Li, Ruoyu Huang, Haoyu Jiang and Kenan Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:107

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    Cajal body (CB) is a nucleic organelle where small nuclear ribonucleoproteins undergo modification, maturation, splicing and/or assembly. Coilin is the marker structural protein of CBs. The expression level an...

    Authors: Zhi-Xia Yue, Rui-qi Gao, Chao Gao, Shu-Guang Liu, Xiao-Xi Zhao, Tian-Yu Xing, Jing Niu, Zhi-Gang Li, Hu-Yong Zheng and Wei Ding

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:106

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  18. Content type: Primary research

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play crucial roles in multiple cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we investigated the role of miR-145 and miR-497 in TGF-β-induced epithelial–m...

    Authors: Qi Yin, Yang Han, Dongyi Zhu, Zhanxia Li, Shan Shan, Wenjing Jin, Qingchun Lu and Tao Ren

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:105

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  19. Content type: Primary research

    Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play important roles in tumor progression. However, the behaviors of activated CAFs in gastric cancer remain to be determined. The aim of the present study was to investiga...

    Authors: Yongchen Ma, Jing Zhu, Shanwen Chen, Tengyu Li, Ju Ma, Shihao Guo, Jianwen Hu, Taohua Yue, Junling Zhang, Pengyuan Wang, Xin Wang, Guowei Chen and Yucun Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:104

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  20. Content type: Primary research

    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a particular breast cancer subtype with poor prognosis due to its aggressive biological behavior and lack of targets for therapy. This study aimed to explore the express...

    Authors: Tian Tian, Zhouqing Gong, Meng Wang, Ruohan Hao, Shuai Lin, Kang Liu, Feng Guan, Peng Xu, Yujiao Deng, Dingli Song, Na Li, Ying Wu and Zhijun Dai

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:103

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  21. Content type: Primary research

    Ferulic acid (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, FA) is a hydroxycinnamic acid derived from a rich polyphenolic compound. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ferulic acid (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic ...

    Authors: Jinhua Gao, Hui Yu, Weikang Guo, Ying Kong, lina Gu, Qi Li, Shanshan Yang, Yunyan Zhang and Yaoxian Wang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:102

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  22. Content type: Review

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which are endogenous about 20–23 nucleotides non-coding RNAs, have been acted as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression. Current studies demonstrated that miRNAs are promising c...

    Authors: Hairong Wang, Shiming Liu, Li Jia, Fengyun Chu, Ya Zhou, Zhixu He, Mengmeng Guo, Chao Chen and Lin Xu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:101

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    The expression of the immunoregulatory protein B7-H4 has been reported in many types of cancer, including breast cancer. However, its role in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), especially its correlation wi...

    Authors: Ling Wang, Chao Yang, Xin-bo Liu, Li Wang and Fu-biao Kang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:100

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  24. Content type: Review

    Gastro-esophageal adenocarcinomas (GEA) represent a severe global health burden and despite improvements in the multimodality treatment of these malignancies the prognosis of patients remains poor. HER2 overex...

    Authors: Francesca Battaglin, Madiha Naseem, Alberto Puccini and Heinz-Josef Lenz

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:99

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  25. Content type: Primary research

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs which play important roles in the carcinogenesis of gastric cancer (GC). Expression profiling of miRNAs in paired gastric cancer and adjacent normal gastric tissues...

    Authors: Haiqun Chen, Gang Dai, Yiting Cai, Qinhao Gong, Wei Wu, Min Gao and Zhewei Fei

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:97

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  26. Content type: Primary research

    As a disease of hematopoietic stem cell, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) possesses unique biological and clinical features. However, the biologic mechanism underlying its development remains poorly understood. ...

    Authors: Xiao-Fang Wei, You-Fan Feng, Qiao-Lin Chen and Qi-Ke Zhang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:96

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  27. Content type: Primary research

    Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are generally recognized as a promoter of tumor progression. miR-98 has been shown to suppress the proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial–mesenchymal transition (...

    Authors: Lei Li, Pengfei Sun, Chengsheng Zhang, Zongchao Li, Kai Cui and Wuyuan Zhou

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:95

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  28. Content type: Primary research

    The DNA methyltransferase 1 inhibitor, 5-Aza-2′-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dC) is a potential treatment for breast cancer. However, not all breast tumors will respond similarly to treatment with 5-Aza-dC, and little...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Zimmers, Eva P. Browne, Kristin E. Williams, Rahul M. Jawale, Christopher N. Otis, Sallie S. Schneider and Kathleen F. Arcaro

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:94

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  29. Content type: Primary research

    Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent malignancy among females worldwide. Despite several efforts and improvements in early diagnosis and treatment, there are still tumors characterized by an aggressive beha...

    Authors: Jessica Iorio, Icro Meattini, Simonetta Bianchi, Marco Bernini, Virginia Maragna, Luca Dominici, Donato Casella, Vania Vezzosi, Lorenzo Orzalesi, Jacopo Nori, Lorenzo Livi, Annarosa Arcangeli and Elena Lastraioli

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:93

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    Glycolysis is an important metabolic oncogenic change also play a pivot role in the Warburg effect. Glycolysis related gene PKM2 expressed differently individually. Presently, we sought to investigate the effe...

    Authors: Na Cao, Meng Li, Jun Han, Yongren Wang and Xiaowei Wang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:92

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  31. Content type: Primary research

    Long non-coding RNAs play pivotal roles in the carcinogenesis of multiple types of cancers. This study is firstly to evaluate influence of rs4848320 and rs1110839 polymorphisms in long non-coding RNA AC016683....

    Authors: Juan Li, Hang Li, Xiaoting Lv, Zitai Yang, Min Gao, Yanhong Bi, Ziwei Zhang, Shengli Wang, Zhigang Cui, Baosen Zhou and Zhihua Yin

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:91

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  32. Content type: Primary research

    Recent studies showed that benzimidazoleisoquinolinone derivatives exhibit anticancer activity against human cancer cell lines. The aim of this study is to evaluate the anti-tumor effects and mechanisms of ben...

    Authors: Ya-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Gang Xu, Shi-Qiang Li, Liu-Jun He, Yan Tang, Zhong-Zhu Chen and Dong-Lin Yang

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:90

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  33. Content type: Primary research

    Sarcomas are malignant heterogeneous tumors of mesenchymal derivation. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) is aggressive with recurrence in 80% and metastasis in 20% of patients. We previously found that miR-...

    Authors: Peter Y. Yu, Gonzalo Lopez, Danielle Braggio, David Koller, Kate Lynn J. Bill, Bethany C. Prudner, Abbie Zewdu, James L. Chen, O. Hans Iwenofu, Dina Lev, Anne M. Strohecker, Joelle M. Fenger, Raphael E. Pollock and Denis C. Guttridge

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:89

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  34. Content type: Primary research

    Lung cancer is a leading public health issue worldwide. Although therapeutic approaches have improved drastically in the last decades, the prognosis of lung cancer patients remains suboptimal. The canonical nu...

    Authors: Hualong Qin, Jun Zhou, Jingjing Xu, Li Cheng, Zaixiang Tang, Haitao Ma and Feng Guo

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:88

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  35. Content type: Primary research

    Semaphorin 5A has been linked to tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis in pancreatic cancer. However, the role of semaphorin 5A in cervical cancer is not known. Our aim is to investigate the prognostic value ...

    Authors: Jian-Bing Xiao, Xin-Lei Li, Le Liu, Geng Wang, Song-Nan Hao, Hui-Juan Dong, Xue-Min Wang, Ya-Fang Zhang and Hui-Dong Liu

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:87

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    Platinum-based drugs are used extensively in neoadjuvant chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), but their use can be limited by resistance. In this study, we established cisplatin (DDP) resista...

    Authors: Yuzhu Zhang, Jingjing Wu, Meina Ye, Bing Wang, Jiayu Sheng, Bailing Shi and Hongfeng Chen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:86

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  37. Content type: Review

    Dendritic cells (DC) are an integral part of the tumor microenvironment. Pancreatic cancer is characterized by reduced number and function of DCs, which impacts antigen presentation and contributes to immune t...

    Authors: Anton Deicher, Roland Andersson, Bobby Tingstedt, Gert Lindell, Monika Bauden and Daniel Ansari

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:85

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  38. Content type: Primary research

    Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and angiogenesis play important roles in colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) has been reported to promote several kinds of ca...

    Authors: Weijian Lun, Xiongjian Wu, Qiliang Deng and Fachao Zhi

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:83

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  39. Content type: Primary research

    Neuroblastoma (NB) is an early childhood malignancy that arises from the developing sympathetic nervous system. Harmine is a tricyclic β-carboline alkaloid isolated from the harmal plant that exhibits both cyt...

    Authors: Katie L. Uhl, Chad R. Schultz, Dirk Geerts and André S. Bachmann

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:82

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  40. Content type: Primary research

    Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are a family of four G protein-coupled receptors expressed widely in many types of cells. PAR1, 2, and 4 have been shown to play an important role in many of the physiologic...

    Authors: Ping Jiang, Shu De Li, Zhi Gang Li, Yue Chun Zhu, Xiao Jia Yi and Si Man Li

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:81

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  41. Content type: Primary research

    Formin-like 2 (FMNL2) is a member of Formin family which governs cytokinesis, cellular polarity and morphogenesis. Dysregulation of FMNL2 has been discovered in cancers and is closely related to cancers. Howev...

    Authors: Banghua Zhong, Kewei Wang, Hao Xu and Fanmin Kong

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:79

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  42. Content type: Primary research

    Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease with a high degree of genomic instability, pro-/antitumor immunity and inflammation, and remains the most lethal gynecologic cancer worldwide. APOBEC3B, a member of th...

    Authors: Yan Du, Xiang Tao, Jing Wu, Huandi Yu, Yinhua Yu and Hongbo Zhao

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:78

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  43. Content type: Primary research

    Meningioma cancer stem cells (MCSCs) contribute to tumor aggressiveness and drug resistance. Successful therapies developed for inoperable, recurrent, or metastatic tumors must target these cells and restrict ...

    Authors: Hanin Alamir, Mona Alomari, Abdulla Ahmed A. Salwati, Mohamad Saka, Mohammed Bangash, Saleh Baeesa, Fahad Alghamdi, Angel Carracedo, Hans-Juergen Schulten, Adeel Chaudhary, Adel Abuzenadah and Deema Hussein

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:77

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  44. Content type: Primary research

    SOX2 overlapping transcript (SOX2OT) has been reported to be an important lncRNA in various cancers. SOX2 is embedded in an intron of the SOX2OT gene. But the role of SOX2OT in esophageal squamous cell carcino...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wu, Xuedan Chen, Yan Liang, Juan Li, Kun Zhang, Limeng Dai, Xingying Guan, Kai Wang and Yun Bai

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:76

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  45. Content type: Primary research

    Bile acids have been implicated in the development of digestive tract malignancy by epidemiological, clinical and animal studies. The growth and transformation signaling by most of the bile acids is thought to...

    Authors: Yu-Chung Wu, Chang-Fang Chiu, Chung-Tzu Hsueh and Chung-Tsen Hsueh

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:75

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  46. Content type: Primary Research

    Dysregulated expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been reported in the pathogenesis and progression of multiple cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). LncRNA CTD-2547G23.4 is a novel ln...

    Authors: Dong-yue Wen, Peng Lin, Hai-wei Liang, Xia Yang, Hai-yuan Li, Yun He, Hong Yang and Gang Chen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:74

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  47. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of the original article [1] it was highlighted by the authors that a grant awarded to support the research work of the study was missed in the Funding Acknowledgements of their manuscript. It ...

    Authors: Du-Chu Chen, You-De Liang, Liang Peng, Yi-Ze Wang, Chun-Zhi Ai, Xin-Xing Zhu, Ya-Wei Yan, Yasmeen Saeed, Bin Yu, Jingying Huang, Yuxin Gao, Jiaqi Liu, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Min Liu and Demeng Chen

    Citation: Cancer Cell International 2018 18:73

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    The original article was published in Cancer Cell International 2017 17:103

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