This article has been retracted at the request of Editor-in-Chief and Authors, and is available online only.

The following article from Cancer Science, ‘Modulation of p53/Akt/phosphatase and tensin homolog expression by esculetin potentiates the anticancer activity of cisplatin and prevents its nephrotoxicity’ (doi: 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2011.02091.x), by Kulbhushan Tikoo, Abhijit Babaji Shinde, Chanchal Gupta and Gopabandhu Jena, published online on 18 October 2011 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, Yusuke Nakamura, and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. The retraction has been agreed due to inappropriate image utilization in relation to Figure 2.

Yusuke Nakamura Editor-in-Chief Cancer Science