Funding for this research was provided by:
Calgary Surgical Research Development Fund
Ohlson Research Initiative
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
Received: 31 December 2016
Accepted: 31 January 2018
First Online: 8 February 2018
: DJD is a clinical pathologist and professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. JD is a Head and Neck Surgeon and executive director of the Ohlson Research Initiative. GVM is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Director of the Biomedical Sciences Program at the University of Calgary.
: The use of archived anonymized patient material under a waiver of consent in this study was approved by the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – Cancer Committee (HREBA-CC) approval reference number HREBA.CC-16-0181.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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