Funding for this research was provided by:
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation
SU2C in-Time Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team Grant, Stand Up to Cancer-Dutch Cancer Society International Translational Cancer Research Dream Team Grant
Received: 27 April 2021
Accepted: 12 July 2021
First Online: 20 August 2021
: D.M., S.C., J.P., A.L., V.A., R.B.S., and V.E.V. are inventors on patent applications submitted by Johns Hopkins University related to cell-free DNA for cancer detection. S.C., J.P., A.L., V.A., and R.B.S. are founders of Delfi Diagnostics, and V.A. and R.B.S are consultants for this organization. V.E.V. is a founder of Delfi Diagnostics and Personal Genome Diagnostics, serves on the Board of Directors and as a consultant for both organizations, and owns Delfi Diagnostics and Personal Genome Diagnostics stock, which are subject to certain restrictions under university policy. In addition, Johns Hopkins University owns equity in Delfi Diagnostics and Personal Genome Diagnostics. The technology used in the study described in this publication has been licensed to one or more entities. Under the terms of these license agreements, the University and inventors are entitled to fees and royalty distributions. V.E.V. is an advisor to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Within the last five years, V.E.V. has been an advisor to Merck and Ignyta. These arrangements have been reviewed and approved by the Johns Hopkins University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.