Systematic review and meta-analysis of cancer studies evaluating diagnostic test accuracy and prognostic values: Approaches to improve clinical interpretation of results

Rama Jayaraj, Chellan Kumarasamy

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The article, “Diagnostic and prognostic value of microRNAs in cholangiocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, published by Sun et al in the Cancer Management and Research journal, has caught our attention.1 There are only few studies available on the subject of prognostic and diagnostic markers in cholangiocarcinoma, when compared with the literature available on other forms of cancer. For this reason, we believe that Sun et al’s study can be a valid reference point for future studies in this field. However, we have a few valid suggestions and approaches on regarding the article, which may help improve its quality, as well as its capability to inform future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4669-4670
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Management and Research
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2018


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