About the Authors

Toshiki Hirakawa

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Masakazu Yashiro

m9312510@med.osaka-cu.ac.jp

Affiliations Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan, Molecular Oncology and Therapeutics, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Yosuke Doi

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Haruhito Kinoshita

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Tamami Morisaki

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Tatsunari Fukuoka

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Kenjiro Kimura

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Ryosuke Amano

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Kosei Hirakawa

Affiliation Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MY KH. Performed the experiments: T. Hirakawa MY YD HK. Analyzed the data: T. Hirakawa MY TM TF T. Hasegawa. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KK RA. Wrote the paper: T. Hirakawa MY.