Background and aims
Acronyms and Abbreviations:EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound), FNB (Fine needle biopsy), KRAS (Kirsten rat sarcoma virus), GLM (Generalized linear model), GEE (Generalized estimated equation), MOSE (Macroscopic on-site evaluation), NGS (Next-generation sequencing), PDAC (Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma), OCT (Optimal cutting temperature), PCR (Polymerase chain reaction), AIC (Akaike’s information criterion), QIC (Quasilikelihood under the independence model criterion), IQR (Interquartile range), SD (Standard deviation), PaIN (Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasm)
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This study was funded by National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH-10909044) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 111-2320-B-006-054), Taiwan.
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Dr. Meng-Ying Lin had equal contribution in conceptualization and led in data curation, formal analysis, investigation, and original draft writing. Dr. Yu-Ting Yu had the lead contribution in pathological review. Dr. Yung-Yeh Su, and Dr. Chien-Jui Huang had supporting roles in data curation. Professor Bor-Shyang Sheu made the lead contribution in resource support and supervision. Corresponding author, Dr. Wei-Lun Chang played the lead role in conceptualization, methodology, validation and review & editing final draft.
Conflict of interest
All authors declared no conflicts of interest.
We are grateful to Dr. Sheng-Hsiang Lin and Ms. Chih-Hui Hsu for providing the statistical consulting services from the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Clinical Medicine Research Center, National Cheng Kung University Hospital.