About the Authors

George Santis

george.santis@kcl.ac.uk

Affiliation Division of Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Roger Angell

Affiliation Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Unit, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Guillermina Nickless

Affiliation Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Unit, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Alison Quinn

Affiliation Department of Respiratory Medicine, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Amanda Herbert

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Paul Cane

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

James Spicer

Affiliation Division of Cancer Studies, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Ronan Breen

Affiliation Department of Respiratory Medicine, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Emma McLean

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Khalid Tobal

Affiliation Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Unit, Guy's & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GS AH EM KT. Performed the experiments: GS RA GN AQ RB EM. Analyzed the data: GS AH PC RB JS EM KT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS RG GN AQ RB EM KT. Wrote the paper: GS AH RB JS EM KT.