Funding for this research was provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Id.21073)
Received: 5 May 2019
Accepted: 18 August 2019
First Online: 28 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All the patients gave their informed consent for the anonymous use of their clinical data for the purposes of the study. The study was approved by the Committee for the Ethics of the Research and Bioethics of the National Research Council (CNR).
: Not applicable.
: Paolo A. Ascierto has/had a consultant and advisory role for Bristol Myers Squibb, Incyte, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Roche-Genentech, Novartis, Amgen, Array, Merck-Serono, and Pierre Fabre. He received research fund from Bristol Myers Squibb, Roche-Genetech, and Array. Giuseppe Palmieri has/had an advisory role for Bristol Myers Squibb, Incyte, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, and Roche-Genetech. All the remaining authors declare no competing interests.