About the Authors

Bih-Rong Wei

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Shelley B. Hoover

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Mark M. Ross

Affiliation Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Weidong Zhou

Affiliation Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Francesco Meani

Affiliation University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Jennifer B. Edwards

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Elizabeth I. Spehalski

Address Current address: Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Michigan College of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

John I. Risinger

Address Current address: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliation Anderson Cancer Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc., Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

W. Gregory Alvord

Affiliation Data Management Services, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Octavio A. Quiñones

Affiliation Data Management Services, Inc., National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Claudio Belluco

Affiliations Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy, Department of Haematology, Oncology, and Molecular Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy

Luca Martella

Affiliation Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy

Elio Campagnutta

Affiliation Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy

Antonella Ravaggi

Affiliation University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Ren-Ming Dai

Address Current address: Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, NCI Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Paul K. Goldsmith

Affiliation Antibody and Protein Purification Unit, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Kevin D. Woolard

Address Current address: Neuro-Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Sergio Pecorelli

Affiliation University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Lance A. Liotta

Affiliation Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Emanuel F. Petricoin III

Affiliation Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

R. Mark Simpson

ms43b@nih.gov

Affiliation Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BRW SBH MMR WZ FM JIR WGA OAQ CB PKG SP LL EPI RMS. Performed the experiments: BRW SBH MMR WZ FM JBE ES JIR WGA OAQ CB LM EC RMD RMS. Analyzed the data: BRW SBH MMR WZ FM JBE ES JIR WGA OAQ RMD KDW LL EPI RMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FM CB LM EC PKG SP. Wrote the paper: BRW SBH MMR FM JIR WGA KDW LL EPI RMS. Revising and final approval: RMS BRW SBH MMR WZ FM JBE ES JIR WGA OAQ CB LM EC AR RMD PKG KDW SP LL EP.