Expression of Concern to: Increased expression of LncRNA BANCR and its prognostic significance in human hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Tao Zhou
  • Yanjing GaoEmail author
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Expression of Concern

Expression of Concern to: World J Surg Oncol

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 [1]. Image si-BANCR in Figs. 3D and 4 in article [2] 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 Fig. 3C is very similar to Fig. 3C in retracted article [3]. Image si-NC in Fig. 3E in article [4] 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.

None of the authors agree to this EEoC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Qi-Lu HospitalShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

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