Incorporation of perigastric tumor deposits into the TNM staging system for primary gastric cancer
Yang Li, Shuo Li, Lu Liu, Li-Yu Zhang, Di Wu, Medical School of Chinese People's Liberation Army, The First Medical Center, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Tian-Yu Xie, Xin-Xin Wang, Department of General Surgery, The First Medical Center, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Author contributions: Li Y, Li S, and Liu L contributed equally to this work; Wang XX, Li Y, Li S, and Liu L designed the study; Li Y, Li S, and Liu L collected the sample data of the patients; Li S, Liu L, Zhang LY, Wu D, and Xie TY performed the statistical analysis; Li Y wrote the manuscript; all of the authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the Chinese PLA General Hospital (No. S2023-065-01).
Informed consent statement: Due to the approval of the Medical Ethics Committee, the informed consent form has been waived.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All of the authors declare no interest in this study.
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STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Xin-Xin Wang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chief Doctor, Department of General Surgery, The First Medical Center, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, No. 28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100853, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 14, 2023
Peer-review started: June 14, 2023
First decision: July 7, 2023
Revised: July 15, 2023
Accepted: August 2, 2023
Article in press: August 2, 2023
Published online: September 15, 2023