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Genetic alterations and expression of PTEN and its relationship with cancer stem cell markers to investigate pathogenesis and to evaluate prognosis in hepatocellular carcinoma
  1. Dingbao Chen1,
  2. Zhao Li2,
  3. Qian Cheng2,
  4. Ying Wang,
  5. Lihua Qian,
  6. Jie Gao2,
  7. Ji-Ye Zhu2
  1. 1 Pathology,Hepatobiliary Surgery, Peking Uni­versity People's Hospital, Beijing, China
  2. 2 Hepatobiliary Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ji-Ye Zhu, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China; gandanwk{at}vip.sina.com

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  • DC and ZL are joint first authors.

  • Handling editor Runjan Chetty.

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published Online First. Under the

    Results heading, "PTEN expression was reduced in 91 HCC tissues (49.7%)" has been changed to "PTEN expression was reduced in 92 HCC tissues (50.3%)".

  • Funding This study is supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81502509 and 81502581).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at Peking University People’s Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • DC and ZL are joint first authors.

  • Handling editor Runjan Chetty.

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published Online First. Under the

    Results heading, "PTEN expression was reduced in 91 HCC tissues (49.7%)" has been changed to "PTEN expression was reduced in 92 HCC tissues (50.3%)".

  • Funding This study is supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81502509 and 81502581).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at Peking University People’s Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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