Funding for this research was provided by:
Hope Against Cancer
Leicester Haematology Research Fund
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-09-15
Received: 4 June 2018
Accepted: 3 September 2018
First Online: 15 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Research involving human material was performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Tissue samples were obtained from Leicester Royal Infirmary. Tonsil material was obtained after informed consent was taken (Research Ethics Committee (REC) number 09/H0406/42). No consent was necessary for using material from lymphoma patients. The study used surplus archival tissue from lymphoma patients in line with the exemption from consent outlined in The Human Tissue Authority code of practice (Para 41 HTA code of practice section 9), which allows for research upon tissue to be conducted without consent if part of a research project approved by a recognised REC (Health Research Authority (HRA) National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Committee East Midlands REC number 14/EM/1176).
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