Funding for this research was provided by:
National Cancer Institute (R21DE025398, R01DE017982, P50DE019032, P30CA006973, R01CA177669)
Received: 23 January 2018
Accepted: 1 May 2018
First Online: 23 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: HNSCC samples and patient information collection were approved by the Independent Ethics Committee and the Belgian Health Authorities (ID: 2008/20MAR/090) and were conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (October 2000). It was prospectively planned to perform translational research and patients gave their informed consent for repeated biopsies.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.