Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81660687)
Natural Science Foundation of Jilin Province (81760531)
Received: 24 July 2018
Accepted: 3 September 2019
First Online: 9 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research complied with the Helsinki Declaration and was approved by the Human Ethics Committee and the Research Ethics Committee of Yanbian University College of Medicine. All written informed consent to participate in the study was obtained from NSCLC patients for samples to be collected from them.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.