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Retraction Note: STMN-1 is a potential marker of lymph node metastasis in distal esophageal adenocarcinomas and silencing its expression can reverse malignant phenotype of tumor cells
BMC Cancer volume 15, Article number: 187 (2015)
The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article  because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.
Javed A, Zhou W, Che Y, Chen-Sheng L, Yu-Long S, Hong-Jun L. STMN-1 is a potential marker of lymph node metastasis in distal esophageal adenocarcinomas and silencing its expression can reverse malignant phenotype of tumor cells. BMC Cancer. 2014;14:28.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-28.
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Akhtar, J., Wang, Z., Yu, C. et al. Retraction Note: STMN-1 is a potential marker of lymph node metastasis in distal esophageal adenocarcinomas and silencing its expression can reverse malignant phenotype of tumor cells. BMC Cancer 15, 187 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-015-1162-8