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: This study was sponsored by AstraZeneca and is part of an alliance between AstraZeneca and MSD. AstraZeneca was involved in the study design, data collection, data analysis and data interpretation. MSD also provided input into data interpretation. Medical writing support was funded by AstraZeneca and MSD.
: Christian Rolfo has received research grants from OncoDNA and consulting fees/honorarium from Mylan, and has participated in speaker bureaus for MSD, Novartis and Guardant Health. Judith de Vos-Geelen, Nicolas Isambert, L. Rhoda Molife, Peter Grundtvig-Sørensen, Karin Leunen, Ruth Plummer, Luc Dirix and Alain Ravaud have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this article. Jan H.M. Schellens is employed by and holds stock in Modra Pharmaceuticals, has a patent with oral taxanes and has a consultancy with Debiopharm. Morten Mau-Sørensen has received a research grant from AstraZeneca. Jacques De Grève has received a research grant from AstraZeneca, has attended advisory boards for AstraZeneca and is a board member of the AstraZeneca Foundation in Belgium. Guy Jerusalem has received research grants from Roche and Novartis, and consulting fees/honorarium from Novartis, Celgene, Roche, Amgen, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Puma Biotech, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo and AbbVie. Maria Learoyd and Anitra Fielding are employees of, and hold stock in AstraZeneca. Wendy Bannister is a contractor for AstraZeneca.
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
: Data underlying the findings described in this article may be obtained in accordance with AstraZeneca’s data sharing policy described at: ExternalRef removed.