About the Authors

Wolfgang Sievert

Affiliations Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Clinical Cooperation Group (CCG) “Innate Immunity in Tumor Biology”, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), German Research Center for Environmental Health Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Soile Tapio

Affiliation Department of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), German Research Center for Environmental Health Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Stephanie Breuninger

Affiliations Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Clinical Cooperation Group (CCG) “Innate Immunity in Tumor Biology”, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), German Research Center for Environmental Health Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Udo Gaipl

Affiliation Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

Nicolaus Andratschke

Affiliations Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Clinical Cooperation Group (CCG) “Innate Immunity in Tumor Biology”, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), German Research Center for Environmental Health Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Klaus-Rüdiger Trott

Affiliation Department of Oncology, Imperial University College London, London, United Kingdom

Gabriele Multhoff

gabriele.multhoff@lrz.tu-muenchen.de

Affiliations Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Clinical Cooperation Group (CCG) “Innate Immunity in Tumor Biology”, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), German Research Center for Environmental Health Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Competing Interests

GM is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to PLOS ONE Editorial policies and criteria.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WS GM. Performed the experiments: WS SB. Analyzed the data: WS ST SB UG NA KRT GM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: UG. Wrote the paper: WS KRT GM.