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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests

Author Contributions

Quentin M Nunes wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper, reviewed Chinese clinical papers.

Yong Li wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, translated Chinese papers.

Changye Sun wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, translated Chinese papers.

Tarja K Kinnunen wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

David G Fernig wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

DGF, CS and YL acknowledge funding from the Cancer and Polio Research Fund and North West Cancer Research. QMN is in receipt of a National Institute for Health Research Lectureship in General Surgery. DGF is Co-I on the National Institute for Health Research Liverpool Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit. TKK is in receipt of a NC3R PhD studentship. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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