Funding for this research was provided by:
Compagnia di San Paolo (2015.0643, 2015.0643)
Received: 2 February 2018
Accepted: 6 April 2018
First Online: 23 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experiments including animals were performed in compliance with guidelines approved by the Italian Ministry of Health (Authorization n. 1309/2015-PR of 28/12/2015) and the committee for animal well-being in cancer research (OPBA) at Ospedale Policlinico S.Martino - Genova, Italy (Project n. 379). All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. In particular, the adult COMI patient’s consent to scientific research on his tumor sample was obtained and the study was approved by the Regional Committee for Ethical Experimentation, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy (record n. P.R.216REG2015).
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