About the Authors

Fang Wang

Affiliation Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Guoping Sun

sunguoping@ahmu.edu.cn

Affiliation Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Yanfeng Zou

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Fei Zhong

Affiliation Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Tai Ma

Affiliation Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Xiaoqiu Li

Affiliation Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FW GS YZ. Performed the experiments: FW GS YZ FZ TM XL. Analyzed the data: FW GS YZ FZ TM XL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FW GS YZ FZ TM XL. Wrote the paper: FW GS YZ FZ TM XL.