Wang J, Wang L, Zhang C. Onco Targets Ther. 2021;14:4335-4343.
We, the Editors and Publisher of OncoTargets and Therapy, have retracted the following
Following publication of the article, concerns were raised about the duplication of
images from Figure 4 with images from other unrelated articles. Specifically,
Images from Figure 4A and 4B have been duplicated with images for Figure 4B from Wang
C, Wang J, Zhang J, Li Y, Sun Q, Guo F, An X. MicroRNA‑623 inhibits tumor progression
and is a predictor of poor prognosis of breast cancer. Oncology Letters. 2020;20:386.
The authors did not respond to our queries and were unable to provide an explanation
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