The article entitled “The Telomerase and Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres Mechanisms Regulate Laryngeal Cancer Cell Apoptosis via the PI3K/Akt Pathway’” [ORL. 2018;80(5–6):227–37, DOI: 10.1159/000489461] by Fei Wang, Jian-Fei Sheng, Lei Cai, Yong Xu, Hua Liao and Ze-Zhang Tao has been retracted by the Publisher and the Editor.

Following publication, concerns were raised about image duplication between two panels in Figure 3a. Image duplication was identified between Figure 4c in this article and Figure 2c of a previously published article by another group [1]. When asked to comment, the corresponding author stated that the data underlying this figure has been lost. As the concerns raised cannot be addressed or resolved, the reliability of the findings presented in the article cannot be guaranteed and the article is being retracted.

The authors did not respond to communication about this retraction within the specified timeframe.

1. Jiang Z, Chen X, Chen K, Sun L, Gao L, Zhou C, Lei M, Duan W, Wang Z, Ma Q, Ma J. YAP inhibition by resveratrol via activation of AMPK enhances the sensitivity of pancreatic cancer cells to gemcitabine. Nutrients. 2016 Sep 23;8(10):546.