Funding for this research was provided by:
Sydney Medical School (Petre Chair)
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (MRTA ProMis)
Received: 16 December 2018
Accepted: 21 May 2019
First Online: 4 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Participants were recruited and performed written consent according to research ethics approvals granted from the Provincial Government of Limpopo (#32/2008) and the University of Limpopo Medical Research Ethics Committee (#MREC/H/28/2009), the University of Pretoria Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC #43/2010, including US Federal wide assurance FWA00002567 and IRB00002235 IORG0001762), Stellenbosch University HREC (#N08/03/072) or the SANBS HREC (#2012/11). DNA was shipped to Australia under the Republic of South Africa Department of Health Export Permits in accordance with the National Health Act 2003 (J1/2/4/2 #1/10, #1/12 and #3/15) and as per institutional Material Transfer Agreements. Genomic interrogation was performed in accordance with St Vincent’s Hospital (SVH) HREC site-specific approval (#SVH15/227).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.