Department of Health Sciences, Smythe Institute, Monrovia, Liberia
Received: 01-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. RCT-23- 92750; Editor assigned: 06-Mar -2023, PreQC No. RCT-23- 92750 (PQ); Reviewed: 20-Mar-2023, QC No. RCT -23- 92750; Revised: 27-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. RCT -23- 92750 (R); Published: 05-Apr-2023, DOI: 10.4172/Rep cancer Treat.7.1.003.
Citation: Yuka O. A Short Note on Clinical Correlation of Cancer. 2023; 7: 003.
Copyright: © 2023 Yuka O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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