Funding for this research was provided by:
Cancer Research UK (CRUK ASC 12707)
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Received: 7 February 2018
Revised: 16 March 2018
Accepted: 22 March 2018
First Online: 15 June 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Professor Stuart A Taylor.
: The authors of this manuscript declare no relationships with any companies whose products or services may be related to the subject matter of the article.
: One of the authors (Andre Lopes) is a statistician with significant statistical expertise.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional review board approval was obtained.
: • prospective• diagnostic or prognostic study/observational• performed at one institution