Received: 26 August 2020
Accepted: 27 October 2020
First Online: 13 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Human samples in this study were obtained by patients diagnosed of operable NSCLC, undergoing surgical resection at Ospedale dei Colli, AORN, Monaldi, Naples, Italy, during the period 2014–2017. The project was approved by the institutional review board and by the Ethical Committee (approval number for lung cancer patients 1254/2014).All animal experiments were performed under protocols that followed the Italian and European Community Council for Animal Care (2010/63/EU). This study was carried out in strict accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Institutes of Health. The protocol was approved by the Committee on the Ethics of Animal Experiments of the University of Salerno and by National Institutes of Health with the approval number 13786/2014.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.