About the Authors

Joanna Szkandera

Affiliations Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, Research Unit Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Armin Gerger

Affiliations Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, Research Unit Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Michael Stotz

Affiliations Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, Research Unit Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Hellmut Samonigg

Affiliation Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Ferdinand Ploner

Affiliation Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Tatjana Stojakovic

Affiliation Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Andreas Leithner

Affiliation Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Martin Pichler

martin.pichler@medunigraz.at

Affiliation Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS AG BLA MS HS FP TS AL MP. Performed the experiments: BLA MS HS FP TS AL. Analyzed the data: AG JS MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS MP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JS AG BLA MS HS FP TS AL MP. Quality control of data and algorithms: JS AG BLA MS HS FP TS AL MP.