About the Authors

Senthil Selvaraj

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Durga S. Borkar

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess - Brockton, Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Vinay Prasad


Affiliation Medical Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS VP. Performed the experiments: SS DB. Analyzed the data: SS. Wrote the paper: SS DB VP. Had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis: SS. Obtained the data: SS DB. Designed the study: SS VP. Reviewed and approved the final manuscript: SS DB VP. Supervision: VP.