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Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is often difficult to diagnose definitively, even through histological examination. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate a variety of physiological processes. In recent years, it has been suggested that profiles for circulating miRNAs, as well as those for tissue miRNAs, have the potential to be used as diagnostic biomarkers for cancer.(More)
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the eighth most common cancer globally in 2012 and predominantly occurs in the man (Enzinger and Mayer, 2003; Conteduca et al., 2012). EC is classified mainly into two types, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and esophageal adenocarcinoma, accounting for 60-70% and 20-30% of all EC cases, respectively. In a previous(More)
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