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Pleural fluid cell-free DNA integrity index to identify cytologically negative malignant pleural effusions including mesotheliomas

  • Krishna B Sriram1, 2Email author,
  • Vandana Relan1, 2,
  • Belinda E Clarke3,
  • Edwina E Duhig3,
  • Morgan N Windsor4,
  • Kevin S Matar4,
  • Rishendran Naidoo4,
  • Linda Passmore1, 2,
  • Elizabeth McCaul1, 2,
  • Deborah Courtney1, 2,
  • Ian A Yang1, 2,
  • Rayleen V Bowman1, 2 and
  • Kwun M Fong1, 2
BMC Cancer201212:428

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-428

Received: 2 January 2012

Accepted: 23 September 2012

Published: 25 September 2012

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Original Submission
2 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nikos Siafakas
13 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stefan Holdenrieder
20 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pamela Pinzani
10 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Krishna Bajee Sriram
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nikos Siafakas
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
23 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
25 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-428

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Authors’ Affiliations

UQ Thoracic Research Centre, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Department of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital
Department of Anatomical Pathology, The Prince Charles Hospital
Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital