Funding for this research was provided by:
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/100970/2014)
Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (LPCC/Pfizer2011)
Prémio Santander/ Totta – UNL (Prémio Santander/ Totta – UNL 2013)
Bluepharma/UC (Bluepharma/UC 2014)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (PO1 HL107146)
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (grant agreement number 676421)
Received: 1 February 2016
Accepted: 18 April 2018
First Online: 2 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was performed in agreement with the Helsinki Declaration and approved by the ethics committee of the Hospital CUF Descobertas (Internal Reference Code – SBraga2014). All the methods used in this study were carried out according to the approved guidelines and written patient informed consent was obtained.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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