Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81703536, 81703565, 81573454)
Natural Science Foundation of Beijing Municipality (7172142)
CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences (2016-I2M-3-007)
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Received: 14 March 2018
Accepted: 2 May 2018
First Online: 16 May 2018
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: Breast cancer tissues, adjacent normal tissues, and serum samples were collected from breast cancer patients, and serum samples were collected from healthy females, all of which were approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. Written informed consent was obtained from the patients and health volunteers prior to the sample collection.
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