Funding for this research was provided by:
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (10.16.2.017 MN)
DFG (KFO 179-2)
Received: 22 February 2019
Accepted: 18 August 2019
First Online: 5 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All tumor tissues analysed for this study were studied upon patients’ informed consent and approval of the ethical committee of the University Medical Center Göttingen (Reference # 9/8/08). No experimentation including animals was performed for this study.
: Not applicable.
: The co-author T.B. is a member of the editorial board of BMC cancer. Beyond, the authors declare that they have no competing interests.