Oncology Letters

Editor in Chief:

DEMETRIOS A. SPANDIDOS, 

BSc, PhD, FRCPath, DSc, FRSH, FASA
CV - PUBLICATIONS - THE CANCER STORY - SPANDIDOS LAB
Professor Emeritus, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Spandidos Publications, Greece

Deputy Editors:

ATHANASIA SPANDIDOS, 
BSc (Hons), PhD, CV
Faculty Member, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Greenwich, Athens, Greece
Spandidos Publications, Greece

NIKIFOROS A. SPANDIDOS, 
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Spandidos Publications, United Kingdom

Senior Executive Editor:

VASILIS P. ANDROUTSOPOULOS, 
BSc, MSc, PhD
Spandidos Publications, Greece

Senior Editor:

MARIA DEL CARMEN LOPEZ RUIZ, 
BSc, PhD
Spandidos Publications, United Kingdom

Editorial Board:

Mourad A.M. Aboul-Soud
, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
M'hammed Aguennouz
, University of Messina, Italy
Renato J. Aguilera
, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Rehan Ahmad
, King Saud University College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia
Mauro Alaibac
, University of Padua, Italy
Francesco Albano
, University of Bari, Italy
Mahmoud Alhosin
, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Marie Amitani
, Kagoshima University, Japan
Won Gun An
, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
José.M. Arencibia
, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Takaaki Arigami
, Kagoshima University, Japan
Nehad M. Ayoub
, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Yuh Baba
, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Japan
Seunghee Bae
, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea
Monika Baj‑Krzyworzeka
, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Ewa Balcerczak
, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Manuela Banciu
, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Aruna Basu
, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Roberto Bei
, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Nora Berois
, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay
Roberto Berretta
, University of Parma, Italy
Guido Bocci
, University of Pisa, Italy
María Brassesco
, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kouji Banno
, Keio University Scool of Medicine, Japan
Gloria M. Calaf
, Columbia University Medical Science, USA
José M. Cameselle-Teijeiro
, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Giovanni Camussi
, University of Torino, Italy
Monica Cantile
, National Cancer Institute IRCCS G. Pascale, Italy
Michele Caraglia
, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Giovanni Luca Ceresoli
, Humanitas Gavazzeni Clinic, Italy
Lidia Cerquetti
, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Wen-Wei Chang
, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Hsuan-Yu Chen
, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Weina Chen
, Tulane University, USA
Wen Y. Chen
, Clemson University, USA
Yan-Hua Chen
, East Carolina University, USA
Yi Charlie Chen
, Alderson Broaddus University, USA
Sung-Gook Cho
, Korea National University of Transportation, Republic of Korea
Yang-Kyu Choi
, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea
Pei-Yi Chu
, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C
Andrea Ciavattini
, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Marco Ciotti
, Polyclinic Tor Vergata Foundation, Italy
Paolo Coghi
, Macau University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
Héctor R. Contreras
, University of Chile, Chile
Emilio Joaquín Cordova Alarcón
, Oncogenomic Consortium, Mexico
Susan Costantini
, National Cancer Institute "Giovanni Pascale Foundation", IRCCS, Italy
Yataro Daigo
, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ilaria Pierpaola Dal Prà
, University of Verona, Italy
Giuseppe Damante
, University Hospital of Udine, Italy
Anthony Edwin Dear
, Monash University, Australia
Iván Delgado Enciso
, University of Colima, Mexico
Gabriella De Vita
, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
, Paris Descartes University, France
Giuseppe Donato
, University Magna Graecia, Italy
Gabriella D'Orazi
, University "G. d'Annunzio", Italy
Alfonso Dueñas Gonzalez
, National Autonomous University of Mexico/National Cancer Institute, Mexico
Nicholas S. Duesbery
, Spectrum Health Hospitals, USA
Francesca Duraturo
, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Piotr Dziegiel
, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Sean E. Egan
, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Hirayuki Enomoto
, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Shengjun Fan
, Duke University, USA
Alessandro Fancellu
, University of Sassari, Italy
Yujiang Fang
, Des Moines University, USA
Luis Franco
, University of Valencia, Spain
Xiangsheng Fu
, The Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, P.R. China
Takaaki Fujii
, Gunma University, Japan
Yair Gazitt
, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Guang-Bo Ge
, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R. China
Jagadananda Ghosh
, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, USA
Howard P. Glauert
, University of Kentucky, USA
Munirathinam Gnanasekar
, University of Illinois, USA
Christopher S.B. Gondi
, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria , USA
Alina Grzanka
, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Hsin-Chen Lee
, National Yang-Ming University , Taiwan, R.O.C.
Qiaonan Guo
, Third Military Medical University, P.R. China
Nancy L. Guo
, West Virginia University, USA
Ramesh C. Gupta
, University of Louisville, USA
Sanjay Gupta
, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Simona Gurzu
, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Romania
Ki-Tae Ha
, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
Reza Hakkak
, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Song-Iy Han
, Chosun University, Republic of Korea
Jun-ichi Hanai
, Harvard Medical School and Mass General, USA
Hisashi Harada
, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Koji Harada
, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Kenichi Harigaya
, Seikeikai Pathology Center, Japan
Randall E. Harris
, The Ohio State University, USA
Kosei Hasegawa
, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Japan
Yoshiyuki Hattori
, Hoshi University, Japan
Yoshihiro Hayakawa
, University of Toyama, Japan
Toru Hiraga
, Matsumoto Dental University, Japan
Masaki Hiramoto
, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
, National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan
Robert M. Hoffman
, AntiCancer Incorporated, USA
Yi-Ren Hong
, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Yoshio Honma
, Shimane University, Japan
Yongzhong Hou
, Jiangsu University, P.R. China
Tsai-Ching Hsu
, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ying Hu
, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China
Jinlian Hua
, Northwest A&F University, P.R. China
Salman M. Hyder
, University of Missouri, USA
Antonio Ieni
, University of Messina, Italy
Kei Ijichi
, Akaike ORL-HNS Clinic, Japan
Marie Indrová
, Institute of Molecular Genetics the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Francesco Iovino
, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Noriyoshi Iriyama
, Nihon University, Japan
Hideshi Ishii
, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Toshiyuki Ishiwata
, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
Ciro Isidoro
, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Moriya Iwaizumi
, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Hiroyuki Iwasaki
, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan
Paweł Piotr Jagodziński
, Medical University Karol Marcinkowski, Poland
Patcharee Jearanaikoon
, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Eui-Bae Jeung
, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Wen Guo Jiang
, Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK
Chuanlu Jiang
, Harbin Medical University, P.R. China
Kyeung Min Joo
, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Susumu Kageyama
, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Hiroaki Kajiyama
, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Shigeru Kanda
, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan
Tatsuo Kanda
, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Jessica J. Kandel
, University of Chicago Medicine, USA
Theodoros Kantidakis
, Aston University, UK
Johnny Kao
, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, USA
Shao-Hsuan Kao
, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Behjatolah Monzavi-Karbassi
, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet
, CPMC Research Institute, USA
Naoki Katase
, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan
Takamitsu Kato
, Colorado State University, USA
Yasumasa Kato
, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Japan
Manabu Kawada
, Numazu Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Japan
Takumi Kawaguchi
, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
Junichiro Kawamura
, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Shintaro Kawano
, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan
Young-Sam Keum
, Dongguk University, Republic of Korea
Chae-Yong Kim
, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Hangun Kim
, Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea
Jong-Ki Kim
, Catholic University of Daegu, Republic of Korea
Joo-Young Kim
, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
Ki Hyung Kim
, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Shin Kim
, Keimyung University, Republic of Korea
Katsuyuki Kiura
, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Hideki Kobara
, Kagawa University, Japan
Hironori Koga
, Kurume University, Japan
Takashi Kojima
, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Zdenek Kolar
, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Nobuo Kondoh
, Asahi University, School of Dentistry, Japan
Ah-Ng Tony Kong
, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Koji Kono
, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Satoru Kosugi
, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Japan
Pawel Krawczyk
, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Marija Krstic-Demonacos
, University of Salford, UK
Jorg Kleeff
, University Hospital Halle (Saale), Germany
Donald W. Kufe
, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
Kageaki Kuribayashi
, Kuribayashi Clinic, Japan
Hiroaki Kuroda
, Aichi Cancer Center, Japan
Ichiro Kurokawa
, Meiwa Hospital, Japan
Ingo Lange
, University of Hawaii, USA
Tomasz P. Lehmann
, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
ChuHee Lee
, Yeungnam University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Seok-Geun Lee
, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
Tae-Jin Lee
, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
Yi-Jang Lee
, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Chien-Feng Li
, Chi-Mei Foundational Medical Center, Taiwan, R.O.C
Leike Li
, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Thomas Liehr
, Institute of Human Genetics, Germany
Triantafillos Liloglou
, University of Liverpool, UK
Mingyao Liu
, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, USA
Shili Liu
, Shandong University, P.R. China
Weiwei Liu
, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, P.R. China
Yi-Wen Liu
, National Chiayi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Hui-Wen Lo
, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
Vera Loizzi
, University of Bari, Italy
Lorenzo Lo Muzio
, University of Foggia, Italy
Weiwen Long
, Wright State University, USA
Lorena Losi
, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Guopei Luo
, Fudan University, P.R. China
Rodney Luwor
, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dimitrios Mantas
, Laikο General Hospital of Athens Medical School, Greece
Catalin Marian
, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Michal Masarik
, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Susumu Matsukuma
, National Defense Medical College Hospital, Japan
Rui Medeiros
, Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal
Bohuslav Melichar
, University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic
Håkan Mellstedt
, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Ashfaque Memon
, Lund University/Region Skåne, Sweden
Yunus Ahmed Luqmani
, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Javier A. Menendez
, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain
Jean-Louis Merlin
, Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine, Université de Lorraine, France
Jelena Milasin
, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Hiroshi Miyamoto
, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Yasuyoshi Miyata
, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Scieneces, Japan
Beatrice Mohelníková Duchoňová
, Palacky University, Czech Republic
Chiara Mondello
, Institute of Molecular Genetics L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, CNR, Italy
Behjatolah Monzavi-Karbassi
, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Alessio Giuseppe Morganti
, University of Bologna, Italy
Eiichi Morii
, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Asahiro Morishita
, Kagawa University, Japan
Alessandro Morotti
, University of Turin, Italy
Carsten Müller Tidow
, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Jennifer Munkley
, Newcastle University, UK
Eddie Murta
, Federal University of The Triângulo Mineiro, Brazil
Joe S. Mymryk
, Western University, Canada
Atsushi Nakajima
, Yokohama City University Hospital, Japan
Hiroyuki Nakamura
, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
Tomoki Nakamura
, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Hideki Nakayama
, Kumamoto University, Japan
Kentaro Nakayama
, Shimane University School of Medicine, Japan
Hiroki Namba
, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Tsutomu Namikawa
, Kochi Medical School, Japan
Nisana Namwat
, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Katsuhiko Naoki
, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
Hirotaka Nishi
, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Noriyuki Nishimura
, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Shuji Nomoto
, Aichi Gakuin University School of Dentistry, Japan
Johannes Norgauer
, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany
Masami Nozaki
, Osaka University, Japan
Karel Odrazka
, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Shinobu Ohnuma
, Tohoku University Hospital, Japan
Paula Alexandra Oliveira
, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Pedro Ostoa Saloma
, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Soji Ozawa
, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Mustafa Ozen
, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Panagiotis Paliogiannis
, University of Sassari, Italy
Mojtaba Panjehpour
, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Georgios Z. Papadakis
, Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Greece
Jong-Hwan Park
, Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea
Jong Kook Park
, Hallym Universty, Republic of Korea
Jongsun Park
, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea
Joo-In Park
, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Song-Kyu Park
, Korea University, Republic of Korea
Shyam A. Patel
, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Francesco Pezzella
, John Radcliffe Hospital, UK
Achille Pich
, University of Turin, Italy
Andreas Pircher
, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Nagendra K. Prasad
, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Auemduan Prawan
, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Robert D. Raffaniello
, Hunter College, USA
Massimo Ralli
, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Anwar Rayan
, Al-Qasemi College , Israel
Hakon Reikvam
, University of Bergen, Norway
Suping Ren
, Beijing Institute of Transfusion Medicine, P.R. China
Marcella Renis
, University of Catania, Italy
Diana Reséndez-Pérez
, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Masaki Ri
, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan
Alan Richardson
, Keele University, UK
Hanna Rokita
, Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Poland
Massimo Romani
, IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST, Italy
José Rueff
, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Piotr Rutkowski
, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute - Oncology Center, Poland
Hima Bindu Ruttala
, Pittsburg State University, USA
Yasuo Saijo
, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Masanao Saio
, Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Japan
Motonobu Saito
, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Japan
Masakiyo Sakaguchi
, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
George Samonis
, University of Crete, Greece
Abhilash Samykutty
, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Surasak Sangkhathat
, Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Medicine, Thailand
Akinori Sato
, National Defense Medical College, Japan
Sven Saussez
, University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium
Ingo Schmidt-Wolf
, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Susanne Sebens
, Institute for Experimental Tumor Research, Germany
Rong-liang Shi
, Fudan University, Shanghai Cancer Center, P.R. China
Tadahiko Shien
, Okayama University Hospital, Japan
Fumio Shimamoto
, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan
Tatsuo Shimura
, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Tsuyoshi Shirakawa
, Karatsu Higashi-matsuura Medical Association Center, Japan
Narayan Shivapurkar
, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Susana Nunes Silva
, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Siro Simizu
, Keio University, Japan
Jennifer Sims-Mourtada
, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, USA
Sharad S. Singhal
, Beckman Research Institute, USA
Peter Solár
, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovak Republic
Fabrice Soncin
, Institute for Cancer Research of Lille (IRCL), France
Chantragan Srisomsap
, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand
Walter J. Storkus
, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Jeffrey Stuart
, Brock University, Canada
Tomoya Sudo
, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
Tsuyoshi Sugiura
, Kagoshima University, Japan
Toshiyuki Sumi
, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Noriaki Sunaga
, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Rei Suzuki
, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Japan
Krzysztof Szyfter
, Institute of Human Genetics, Poland
Chien-Kuo Tai
, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Masashi Takano
, National Defense Medical College Hospital, Japan
Hiroya Takeuchi
, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Yuichi Takiguchi
, Chiba University, Japan
Akira Tanaka
, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Fumihiro Tanaka
, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
Shinji Tanaka
, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Jun Teishima
, Hiroshima University, Japan
Yong Teng
, Augusta University, USA
Jose G. Teodoro
, McGill University, Canada
Nikolaos Thomakos
, University of Athens, Greece
Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi
, Tennessee State University, USA
Gian Paolo Tonini
, Pediatric Research Institute (IRP), Italy
Víctor Manuel Treviño Alvarado
, Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine, Mexico
Kuo-Wang Tsa
, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ruo-Chia Tseng
, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Makoto Tsuneoka
, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Japan
Daisuke Uchida
, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Engin Ulukaya
, Istinye University, Turkey
Daisuke Uchida
, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Masahiro Urade
, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Steffi Urbschat
, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany
Katsuhiro Uzawa
, Chiba University, Japan
Keng-Ling Wallin
, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Sweden
Yinsheng Wan
, Providence College, USA
Hai-Qiang Wang
, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, P.R. China
Huamin Wang
, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Jaw-Yuan Wang
, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Nicolas Wernert
, University of Bonn, Germany
Erxi Wu
, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Yingqiu Xie
, Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan
Haineng Xu
, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Vicky Yamamoto
, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA
Yasuhiko Yamamoto
, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan
Ryuya Yamanaka
, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
Darrell J. Yamashiro
, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Keishi Yamashita
, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
Muh-Hwa Yang
, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, R.O.C
Weng-Lang Yang
, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
Young Yang
, Sookmyung Women's University, Republic of Korea
Hang-Ping Yao
, Zhejiang University School of Medicine , P.R. China
Chueh-Chuan Yen
,Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C
Azmi Yerlikaya
, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Turkey
Takehiko Yokobori
, Gunma University, Japan
Zongbing You
, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA
Buhyun Youn
, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
Hyun Jo Youn
, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Republic of Korea
, University of Liverpool, UK
Junming Yue
, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Seok Joong Yun
, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Hilal Zaid
, Arab American University, Palestine
Hong-Tao Zhang
, Medical College of Soochow University, P.R. China
Paul J. Zhang
, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Pavol Zubor
, Martin University Hospital, Slovak Republic
Debora A.P.C. Zuccari
, Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil
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December 2019
Volume 18 Issue 6

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