Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (JP17km0105001, JP17km0105002, JP17km0405001)
Japan Science and Technology Corporation
Received: 4 April 2018
Accepted: 16 July 2018
First Online: 24 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The ethics approvals were obtained from the ethics committees of the Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ID = 2017–4-054) for 1KJPN; the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University for Nagahama samples (IDs = G0278–11 and G0455–8); the National Cancer Center (IDs =2011–186 and 2016–305) and Kochi University Medical School (ID = 24–94) for the Aki samples; and Iwate Medical University for the Iwate samples (ID = HGH25–19). Written informed consent was obtained from the participants in all cohorts whose samples were provided for this study.
: Not applicable.
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