Funding for this research was provided by:
Cancer League of Colorado
Cancer Center, University of Colorado
Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation
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Received: 22 December 2017
Accepted: 12 March 2018
First Online: 3 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was conducted on human HNSCC samples from both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) under the Institutional Review Board approval protocols from each institution. Consent was obtained from each participant.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all study participants according to institutional guidelines.
: SL Lu and J Song are listed as inventors on a PCT application “Biomarkers for head and neck cancer and methods of their use.” The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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