Funding for this research was provided by:
The Rubenstein Family Fund
GI Cancer SPORE Program, National Institutes of Health (US), Pilot Project (P50-CA062924)
Received: 15 September 2021
Accepted: 29 November 2021
First Online: 13 December 2021
: The fresh frozen tissues were obtained from the MATCH study and all patients provided written informed consent for the storage and use of tissue samples for research purposes and the collection of clinical data (Institutional Review Board (IRB) number MEC 2007-088). The pilot set of archival samples of EDTA plasma was collected at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) (<i>N</i> = 20 CRC; IRB 00060125; <i>N</i> = 20 normal; IRB NA00033085), approved by the JHU institutional IRB.
: Not applicable.
: MJF, SS, are inventors of QM-MSP US patents US8062849B2, US8822155B2, and US9416404B2, the cMethDNA patent US10450609B2.