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Two Gastric Cancer Papers Retracted

Genetics and Molecular Research has retracted two 2014 papers on gastric cancer from a group of Iranian researchers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, Retraction Watch reports. The researchers appear to have included their names on others' work, RW adds.

One paper, which reported examining free tumor cells in the blood gastric cancer patients, was similar to an article appearing in International Journal of Colorectal Disease, while the other, which reported a role for ZNF797in gastric cancer development, was similar to a paper in Journal of Biomedical Science.

In its retraction notices, Genetics and Molecular Research says that the corresponding author, Saeed Heidari-keshel, notified it of the situation and requested the retractions.