Received: 28 September 2018
Accepted: 27 January 2019
First Online: 8 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by local ethics committees. The names and reference numbers are provided in Additional file InternalRef removed: Table S7.All patients provided written informed consent before receiving any study-related procedures.
: Not applicable
: AP declares non-financial support from CureVac during the conduct of the study. MS declares personal fees from Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, MSD, Lilly, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Roche, Celgen, and Novartis and non-financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, and Novartis outside the submitted work. MP declares personal fees from Astra Zeneca, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Roche outside the submitted work. FG declares grants and personal fees from Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Lilly, BMS, MSD, Novartis, Celgene, and Roche and personal fees from Ariad, Takeda, and Chugai outside the submitted work. AZ declares study fees from CureVac during the conduct of the study and research funding from BeyondSprings, Secarna, and Roche outside the submitted work. UK, MFM, BS, CS, AM, TS, FD and UG-V are employees of CureVac. AS, MMH, HSH and SDK were employees of CureVac during the conduct of this study. K-JK was a consultant to CureVac until 2015 and was an employee at CureVac until 2012. K-JK, MFM and UG-V jointly hold patent WO/2015/024666. MF, CW, RC, WH, GP, TW, JA, HB, and MG have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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