About the Authors

Karsten Jürchott

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Ralf-Jürgen Kuban

Affiliation Laboratory of Functional Genomics, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Till Krech

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Nils Blüthgen

Affiliation Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Ulrike Stein

Affiliation Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Walther

Affiliation Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Christian Friese

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Szymon M. Kiełbasa

Affiliations Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Ute Ungethüm

Affiliation Laboratory of Functional Genomics, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Per Lund

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Knösel

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany

Wolfgang Kemmner

Affiliations Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany, Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany

Markus Morkel

Affiliations Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Johannes Fritzmann

Affiliation Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany

Peter M. Schlag

Affiliation Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany

Walter Birchmeier

Affiliation Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Tammo Krueger

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Silke Sperling

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Christine Sers

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Hans-Dieter Royer

Affiliations Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Human Genetics and Anthropology, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Hanspeter Herzel

Affiliation Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Reinhold Schäfer

reinhold.schaefer@charite.de

Affiliations Laboratory of Molecular Tumor Pathology, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Laboratory of Functional Genomics, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: K Jürchott, H Herzel, R Schäfer. Performed the experiments: K Jürchott, T Krech, U Stein, W Walther, C Friese, U Ungethüm, P Lund, T Knösel, W Kemmner, M Morkel. Analyzed the data: K Jürchott, RJ Kuban, N Blüthgen, U Stein, W Walther, SM Kielbasa, T Knösel, W Kemmner, J Fritzmann, T Krueger, S Sperling, C Sers, H Herzel, R Schäfer. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: K Jürchott, N Blüthgen, M Morkel, J Fritzmann, PM Schlag, W Birchmeier, C Sers, HD Royer. Wrote the paper: K Jürchott, N Blüthgen, R Schäfer.