Funding for this research was provided by:
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine (HUSM Grant-in-Aid)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (JPMXS0450200221)
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (JP20gm0910004)
Received: 28 September 2020
Accepted: 1 November 2021
First Online: 17 November 2021
: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan (#18–264) and was registered at the UMIN Clinical Trial Registry (ExternalRef removed) on January 21, 2020. Written informed consent was obtained preoperatively from patients who were scheduled for tissue collection.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declared no conflict of interest.