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Innovative method using circulating tumor cells for prediction of the effects of induction therapy on locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer

  • Shintaro Tarumi1Email author,
  • Masashi Gotoh1,
  • Yoshitaka Kasai1,
  • Natsumi Matsuura1,
  • Masaya Okuda1,
  • Tetsuhiko Go1,
  • Shinya Ishikawa1 and
  • Hiroyasu Yokomise1
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery20138:175

Received: 8 May 2013

Accepted: 11 July 2013

Published: 16 July 2013

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Original Submission
8 May 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
26 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian Biggers
7 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Noriyoshi Sawabata
11 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Shintaro Tarumi
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Jul 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1749-8090-8-175

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of general thoracic, breast and Endocrinological surgery, Faculty of medicine, Kagawa University