Received: 4 December 2018
Accepted: 5 February 2019
First Online: 27 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All patients provided written, informed consent to treatment with immunotherapy. All patients alive at the time of data collection provided an informed consent for the present retrospective analysis. The procedures followed were in accordance with the precepts of Good Clinical Practice and the declaration of Helsinki. The study was approved by the respective local ethical committees on human experimentation of each institution, after previous approval by the coordinating center (University of L’Aquila, Internal Review Board protocol number 32865, approved on July 24Superscript removed, 2018).
: Not applicable.
: Dr Alessio Cortellini received grants as speaker by MSD, Astra-Zeneca and Boehringer Ingelheim, gran consultancies by BMS and Ipsen; dr Marcello Tiseo received grant as speaker and advisory role by Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Eli-Lilly, BMS, Novartis, Roche, MSD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Otsuka, Pierre Fabre; dr Maria Giuseppa Vitale received travel grants and speaker fees by BMS, Ipsen Astellas, Jansen, Novartis and Pfizer; dr Sebatiano Buti received grants as speaker and advisory role by BMS, Pfizer, MSD, Ipsen, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca; dr. Melissa Bersanelli received honoraria as speaker at scientific events and as consultant for advisory role by BMS and Pfizer.
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