Case of gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma showing an interesting tumorigenic pathway
Noriyuki Uesugi, Ryo Sugimoto, Makoto Eizuka, Yasuko Fujita, Mitsumasa Osakabe, Kazuyuki Ishida, Tamotsu Sugai, Department of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka 020-8505, Japan
Keisuke Koeda, Akira Sasaki, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka 020-8505, Japan
Takashi Kosaka, Shunichi Yanai, Takayuki Matsumoto, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka 020-8505, Japan
Author contributions: Uesugi N, Sugimoto R, Eizuka M, Fujita Y, Osakabe M, Ishida K and Sugai T designed the study; Koeda K, Sasaki A, Kosaka T, Yanai S and Matsumoto T collected the patients’ clinical data; Uesugi N and Sugai T analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Tamotsu Sugai, MD, Professor, Department of Molecular Diagnostic Pathology, Iwate Medical University, 19-1, Morioka 020-8505, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 31, 2017
Peer-review started: June 3, 2017
First decision: June 27, 2017
Revised: July 13, 2017
Accepted: September 12, 2017
Article in press: September 13, 2017
Published online: November 16, 2017