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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 2408645, 8 pages
Research Article

Association between Tumor Vasculogenic Mimicry and the Poor Prognosis of Gastric Cancer in China: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1Department of Oncology, Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, No. 5 Beixiange, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, China
2Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 11 North Third Ring Road East, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China

Received 17 June 2016; Accepted 3 August 2016

Academic Editor: Wan-Liang Lu

Copyright © 2016 Qiujun Guo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The information of supplementary materials are as follows: S1 file. Results of subgroup analysis of the included studies and analysis of hazard ratios (HRs) in the random-effect model; S2 file. Meta-analysis of VM and clinical and pathologic features in GC patients; S3 file. Egger tests; S4 file. Data of eligible studies; S5 file. Quality scale for biological prognostic factors; S6 file. PRISMA 2009 Checklist .

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