About the Authors

Yosuke Kodama

Affiliation Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Helene Johannessen

Affiliation Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Marianne W. Furnes

Affiliation Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Chun-Mei Zhao

Affiliation Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Gjermund Johnsen

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Saint Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Ronald Mårvik

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Saint Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Bård Kulseng

Affiliations Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, Department of Surgery, Saint Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Duan Chen

duan.chen@ntnu.no

Affiliations Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, Department of Surgery, Saint Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YK HJ MWF C-MZ GJ RM BK DC. Performed the experiments: YK HJ DC. Analyzed the data: YK HJ DC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MWF C-MZ BK DC. Wrote the paper: YK HJ C-MZ GJ BK DC.