Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (PJT-153174)
Received: 13 April 2020
Accepted: 10 August 2020
First Online: 17 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: As this work analyses the TCGA data on human HCC available through public databases, ethical approval is not required. However, as suggested by the TCGA consortium, the original publication of the LIHC data is quoted in the bibliography. All animal experiments were carried out with the approval of the Université de Sherbrooke Ethical committee on animal experimentation (protocol number 226-17B) in accordance with the guidelines set by the Canadian Council on Animal care (CCAC).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.