Wang Z, Liu X, Liu X, Niu D. Cancer Manag Res. 2020;12:6629–6640.

At the authors request, the Editor and Publisher of Cancer Management and Research wish to retract the published article. The authors contacted the journal to raise concerns that the results described in the article were unreproducible. The authors also confirmed that they were unable to provide any of the original data for their study. In addition, the authors were also unable to provide an explanation for the alleged image duplication in Figures 2 and 4. Specifically,

  • Figure 2D, MKN45, si-BLACAT1-1 appears to have been duplicated with the same image from Figure 4D, MKN45, miR-149-5p mimics.

The authors requested to retract the article and the Editor agreed with this decision.

Our decision-making was informed by our policy on publishing ethics and integrity and the COPE guidelines on retraction.

The retracted article will remain online to maintain the scholarly record, but it will be digitally watermarked on each page as “Retracted”.

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