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Retraction Note: Gene expression profiling analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma

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European Journal of Medical Research201520:31

  • Received: 22 January 2015
  • Accepted: 2 March 2015
  • Published:

The original article was published in European Journal of Medical Research 2013 18:44


The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medical Laboratory, Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430014, China
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410078, China
Department of Central Laboratory, Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430014, China
Cancer Research Institute of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430014, China
Department of Oncology, Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430014, China


  1. Kong D, Chen H, Chen W, Liu S, Wang H, Wu T, et al. Gene Expression profiling analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Eur J Med Res. 2013;18:44.View ArticlePubMed CentralPubMedGoogle Scholar


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