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Prognostic value of transforming growth factor-beta in patients with colorectal cancer who undergo surgery: a meta-analysis

  • Xin-lin Chen1,
  • Zhuo-qun Chen2,
  • Shui-lian Zhu2,
  • Tian-wen Liu3,
  • Yi Wen2,
  • Yi-sheng Su3,
  • Xu-jie Xi3,
  • Yue Hu1,
  • Lei Lian4Email author and
  • Feng-bin Liu5Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Cancer201717:240

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3215-7

Received: 2 August 2016

Accepted: 22 March 2017

Published: 4 April 2017

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Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com.

Original Submission
2 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mario Vega
1 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maarit Tiirikainen
4 Oct 2016 Author responded Author comments - Xin-lin Chen
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Oct 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Xin-lin Chen
Resubmission - Version 3
26 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Xin-lin Chen
Resubmission - Version 4
14 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
22 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12885-017-3215-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
School of Basic Medical Science, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
(2)
The First Clinical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
(3)
Guangdong Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
(4)
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University
(5)
The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

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