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Evaluation of mutation profiling by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry in fine needle aspirations from papillary thyroid cancer

  • Hye In Woo , Sun Wook Kim , Chang-Seok Ki EMAIL logo , Jung Hee Shin , Young Lyun Oh , Jong-Won Kim and Jae Hoon Chung EMAIL logo

Corresponding authors: Chang-Seok Ki, MD, PhD, Samsung Medical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-710, Korea, Phone: +82 2 34102709, Fax: +82 2 34102719, E-mail: ; and Jae Hoon Chung, MD, PhD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Thyroid Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-710, Korea, Phone: +82 2 34103434, Fax: +82 2 34103849, E-mail:
aHye In Woo and Sun Wook Kim are co-first authors.bChang-Seok Ki and Jae Hoon Chung contributed equally to this work.


This study was supported by Research Grant Number CB-2011-03-02 from the Korean Foundation for Cancer Research, a Samsung Medical Center grant (CRO112101), and a Samsung Biomedical Research Institute grant (C-B0-233-3).

Conflict of interest statement

Authors’ conflict of interest disclosure: The authors stated that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article. Research funding played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.


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Received: 2013-11-23
Accepted: 2014-1-21
Published Online: 2014-2-21
Published in Print: 2014-7-1

©2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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