Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81271199,81772581)
Received: 19 April 2020
Accepted: 26 August 2020
First Online: 5 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experiments involving human subjects were performed in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), and the relevant guidelines and regulations of Soochow University. All experimental protocols were and approved by the Ethics Committee Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. With informed consents from all subjects, paired specimens of CRC and adjacent normal tissues were collected from patients who underwent surgical resection. None of the patients received anticancer therapy before surgery. Our study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China).
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: The authors declare no competing interests.