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Endobronchial Mucosa Invasion Predicts Survival in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Pai-Chien Chou equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pai-Chien Chou, Shu-Min Lin

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Shu-Min Lin equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Pai-Chien Chou, Shu-Min Lin

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chun-Yu Lo,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Hao-Cheng Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chih-Wei Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chun-Liang Chou,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chih-Teng Yu,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Horng-Chyuan Lin,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chun-Hua Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Han-Pin Kuo mail

    q8828@ms11.hinet.net

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047613

About the Authors

Pai-Chien Chou, Shu-Min Lin, Chun-Yu Lo, Hao-Cheng Chen, Chun-Liang Chou, Chih-Teng Yu, Horng-Chyuan Lin, Chun-Hua Wang, Han-Pin Kuo
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
Chih-Wei Wang
Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: q8828@ms11.hinet.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HPK PCC SML. Performed the experiments: CYL HCC CLC CTY HCL CHW. Analyzed the data: HPK PCC SML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CYL HCC CLC CTY HCL CHW. Wrote the paper: PCC SML. Histologic examination of the biopsied tissue: CWW.