Funding for this research was provided by:
Terry Fox Research Institute
BC Cancer Foundation
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Received: 20 August 2018
Accepted: 7 February 2019
First Online: 18 February 2019
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: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health (REB Number. H1500902 and V15-00902). All samples and information were collected with written and signed informed consent from the participating patients. This research study is conformed to the Declaration of Helsinki.
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