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Retraction Note: KRAS activation in gastric cancer stem-like cells promotes tumor angiogenesis and metastasis

The Original Article was published on 22 July 2023

Retraction Note: BMC Cancer (2023) 23:690

The Editors have retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding highly similar images in Fig. 5d (VEGF-A sh.KRAS-/sh.VEGF-A + and sh.KRAS+/sh.VEGF-A+). The authors have provided the original data to address these concerns; however, further checks by the publisher have found that a number of irregularities in the raw data files, as some of the images appear to be duplicated or overlap with samples representing different groups.

The Editors therefore no longer have confidence in the data presented in this article and its conclusions.

Yukung Jun and Sam S. Yoon agree to this retraction. None of the other authors have responded to any correspondence from the publisher about this retraction.

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Yoon, C., Lu, J., Jun, Y. et al. Retraction Note: KRAS activation in gastric cancer stem-like cells promotes tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. BMC Cancer 24, 392 (2024).

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