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Expression of Concern to: Increased expression of LncRNA BANCR and its prognostic significance in human hepatocellular carcinoma
World Journal of Surgical Oncologyvolume 17, Article number: 103 (2019)
The Research to this article has been published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 14:8
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The Editor-in-Chief is issuing an editorial expression of concern to alert readers that the following articles published within a very close time frame contain similarities in text and figures to this article . Image si-BANCR in Figs. 3D and 4 in article  are very similar to images presented in Fig. 3D as well as the western blot in Fig. 4 in this article. Fig. 3C is very similar to Fig. 3C in retracted article . Image si-NC in Fig. 3E in article  is very similar to Fig. 3D of this article. Significant text overlap has been found in articles [5, 6] with this article. The authors have stated that a language editing company submitted a wrong article on their behalf. The matter has been referred to the authors’ institution for further investigation.
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