About the Authors

Daniel Tiller

daniel.tiller@medizin.uni-halle.de

Affiliation Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Martin Russ

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Clinics Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Karin Halina Greiser

Affiliations Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany, German Cancer Research Centre Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Heidelberg, Germany

Sebastian Nuding

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Clinics Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Henning Ebelt

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Clinics Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Alexander Kluttig

Affiliation Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Jan A. Kors

Affiliation Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Joachim Thiery

Affiliation Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Mathias Bruegel

Affiliation Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Johannes Haerting

Affiliation Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Karl Werdan

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Clinics Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Helped draft the manuscript: MR SN HE AK JH KHG KW. Read and approved the final manuscript: DT MR KHG SN HE AK JK JT MB JH KW. Conceived and designed the experiments: JH KHG KW. Performed the experiments: MR SN HE. Analyzed the data: DT AK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JT MB. Wrote the paper: DT.