Funding for this research was provided by:
Sun Yat-sen University Grant for Medical Humanities Practice and Teaching (No. 23000-18008023)
Received: 21 November 2018
Accepted: 20 February 2019
First Online: 27 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Written informed consent was obtained from individual participants included in the study. All authors signed authorization forms and received permission from SEER to access and use the dataset.
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