Guideline Interpretation
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 28, 2021; 27(28): 4493-4503
Published online Jul 28, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i28.4493
Recent advances in gastrointestinal cancers
Natacha Bordry, Christoforos Astaras, Marie Ongaro, Nicolas Goossens, Jean Louis Frossard, Thibaud Koessler
Natacha Bordry, Christoforos Astaras, Thibaud Koessler, Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Genève 1205, Switzerland
Marie Ongaro, Nicolas Goossens, Jean Louis Frossard, Divison of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Genève 1205, Switzerland
Author contributions: Bordry N, Astaras C and Koessler T designed the study and wrote the manuscript; Ongaro M, Goossens N and Frossard JL reviewed and corrected the manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Thibaud Koessler, MD PhD, Chief Doctor, Doctor, Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, 1211, Genève 1205, Switzerland.
Received: January 28, 2021
Peer-review started: January 28, 2021
First decision: March 29, 2021
Revised: April 11, 2021
Accepted: July 5, 2021
Article in press: July 5, 2021
Published online: July 28, 2021
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