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Retraction Note: Correlation of CD44v6 expression with ovarian cancer progression and recurrence

Retraction Note: BMC Cancer (2013) 13: 182

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-182

The authors have retracted this original article [1] because a number of the figures exhibit irregularities.

Specifically:

  • Figure 1C appears to be comprised of lanes from multiple gels, with only one loading control. Further, the CD44v6 lanes seem to be rotated 180 degrees.

  • In Figure 3, panels C and F overlap extensively.

  • In Figure 5B, panels A and B overlap extensively.

  • In Figure 5C, panels C and D overlap extensively. Also, panel D appears to be rotated 90 degrees.

As these irregularities undermine the conclusions presented, the Editor no longer has confidence in the article.

All authors agree with this retraction.

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    Shi J, Zhou Z, Di W, et al. Correlation of CD44v6 expression with ovarian cancer progression and recurrence. BMC Cancer. 2013;13:182. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-182.

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Correspondence to Ningli Li.

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Shi, J., Zhou, Z., Di, W. et al. Retraction Note: Correlation of CD44v6 expression with ovarian cancer progression and recurrence. BMC Cancer 20, 236 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-06753-0

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