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Use of a chemically induced-colon carcinogenesis-prone Apc-mutant rat in a chemotherapeutic bioassay

  • Kazuto Yoshimi1,
  • Takao Hashimoto2,
  • Yusuke Niwa2,
  • Kazuya Hata2,
  • Tadao Serikawa1,
  • Takuji Tanaka3 and
  • Takashi Kuramoto1Email author
BMC Cancer201212:448

Received: 24 April 2012

Accepted: 26 September 2012

Published: 3 October 2012

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Original Submission
24 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mariano Bizzarri
8 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michihiro Mutoh
30 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Takashi Kuramoto
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
3 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-448

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Laboratory Animals, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Sunplanet Co., Ltd
Cancer Research and Prevention, The Tohkai Cytopathology Institute