About the Authors
- Sonja Gillen, Helmut Friess, Jörg Kleeff
- Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
- Tibor Schuster
- Institute of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
- Christian Meyer zum Büschenfelde
- Department of Hematology and Oncology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
- Jörg Kleeff
- Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Department of Medicine, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SG TS CMzB HF JK. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SG TS CMzB HF JK. Designed the experiments/the study: SG HF JK. Analyzed the data: SG TS CMzB JK. Collected data/did experiments for the study: SG CMzB JK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SG JK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SG TS CMzB HF JK.