Funding for this research was provided by:
Construction Project of Fujian Province Minimally Invasive Medical Center (No.171)
the Scientific and technological innovation joint capital projects of Fujian Province (2016Y9031)
The second batch of special support funds for Fujian Province innovation and entrepreneurship talents (2016B013)
QIHANG funds of Fujian Medical University (No.2016QH025)
Youth scientific research subject of Fujian provincial health and family planning commission (No.2015-1-37)
Received: 18 March 2019
Accepted: 29 September 2019
First Online: 21 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study obtained approval from the Independent Ethics Committee of Fujian Medical University Union Hospital to identify patients diagnosed with gastric cancer in our center. Written consent was provided by patients to obtain specimens and to extract their information that was stored in the hospital database for use in research. The patient records were anonymized and deidentified before analysis.
: Not applicable.
: All of the authors declare that they have no potential commercial conflicts of interest relevant to this article. The study was sponsored by the Scientific and Technological Innovation Joint Capital Projects of Fujian Province (2016Y9031), the Construction Project of the Fujian Province Minimally Invasive Medical Center (No. 171), the Second Batch of Special Support Funds for Fujian Province Innovation And Entrepreneurship Talents (2016B013), the Youth Scientific Research Project of the Fujian Provincial Health And Family Planning Commission (No. 2015-1-37), and the QIHANG Funds of Fujian Medical University (No.2016QH025). This funding facilitated the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data and the writing and English language editing of the manuscript.