Metastatic lymph nodes and prognosis assessed by the number of retrieved lymph nodes in gastric cancer
Hao Wang, Xin Yin, Sheng-Han Lou, Tian-Yi Fang, Bang-Ling Han, Jia-Liang Gao, Yu-Fei Wang, Dao-Xu Zhang, Xi-Bo Wang, Zhan-Fei Lu, Jun-Peng Wu, Jia-Qi Zhang, Yi-Min Wang, Yao Zhang, Ying-Wei Xue, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin 150081, Heilongjiang Province, China
Author contributions: Wang H and Yin X designed and conceived the project together, and they made the same contribution to the work; Wang H, Yin X, Lou SH, Fang TY, Han BL, and Gao JL interpreted and analyzed the data; Professor Xue YW revised the important key content of the manuscript; Wang H, Yin X, Lou SH, Fang TY, Han BL, Gao JL, Wang YF, Zhang DX, Wang XB, Lu ZF, Wu JP, Zhang JQ, Wang YM, and Zhang Y participated in patient information collection; and the final manuscript was read and approved by all authors.
Supported by the Nn 10 Program of Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, No. Nn 10 PY 2017-03.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Harbin Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: Patients’ data were saved in the Gastric Cancer Information Management System v1.2 of Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital (Copyright No. 2013SR087424, http:www.sgihmu.com).
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Corresponding author: Ying-Wei Xue, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, No. 150 Haping Road, Harbin 150081, Heilongjiang Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 20, 2022
Peer-review started: July 20, 2022
First decision: September 12, 2022
Revised: September 17, 2022
Accepted: October 19, 2022
Article in press: October 19, 2022
Published online: November 27, 2022