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Research Article

Cancer Stem Cell-Related Gene Periostin: A Novel Prognostic Marker for Breast Cancer

  • Dongyang Xu,

    Affiliation: Ultrasound Department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

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  • Hong Xu,

    Affiliation: Department of Breast Surgery, Tumor Hospital of Liaoning Province, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China

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  • Ying Ren,

    Affiliation: Radiology Department, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China

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  • Caigang Liu mail,

    angel-s205@163.com (CL); xuemeiwangcmu@163.com (XW)

    Affiliation: Department of Breast Surgery, General Surgery, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China

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  • Xuemei Wang mail,

    angel-s205@163.com (CL); xuemeiwangcmu@163.com (XW)

    Affiliation: Ultrasound Department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

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  • Hao Zhang,

    Affiliation: Ultrasound Department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

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  • Ping Lu

    Affiliation: Ultrasound Department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

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  • Published: October 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046670

About the Authors

Dongyang Xu, Xuemei Wang, Hao Zhang, Ping Lu
Ultrasound Department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Hong Xu
Department of Breast Surgery, Tumor Hospital of Liaoning Province, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China
Ying Ren
Radiology Department, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China
Caigang Liu
Department of Breast Surgery, General Surgery, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL DX XW YR. Performed the experiments: CL HX HZ PL DX XW YR. Analyzed the data: CL HX DX XW YR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HX HZ PL XW. Wrote the paper: CL DX XW YR.