*Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, Section of Pathology
¶Department of Surgery, The Pancreas Institute
#Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, Section of Radiology
**Department of Medicine, Section of Oncology, University and Hospital Trust of Verona, Verona, Italy
†ARC-Net Research Center for Applied Research on Cancer, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
‡Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
§Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
∥Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, and Department of Pathology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
††Department of Pathology, Koç University Hospital and Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), Istanbul, Turkey
This study is supported by Associazione Italiana Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC IG n. 26343), Fondazione Cariverona: Oncology Biobank Project “Antonio Schiavi” (prot. 203885/2017), Fondazione Italiana Malattie Pancreas (FIMP, Ministero Salute, J38D19000690001), and personal university funds for research (FUR - Prof. Claudio Luchini).
C.L.: Study conception and design; all authors: data curation and collection; C.L., P.M., O.B., O.K., S-M.H., L.A.B., V.A., A.S.: Histologic analysis; C.L., A.M., R.T.L., A.S.: Immunohistochemical and molecular analysis; C.L., O.B., P.M., O.K., G.Marchegiani, S-M.H., L.A.B., R.D.R., M.M., M.D’O., G.Malleo, R.S., V.A., A.S.: Clinical data; all authors: formal analysis, data elaboration and interpretation; C.L., O.B., P.M., V.A., A.S.: Writing: original draft and/or revised version of the manuscript; all authors: writing, review and editing, and approval of the manuscript to be submitted.
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.
Correspondence: Claudio Luchini, MD, PhD, Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, Section of Pathology, and ARC-Net Research Center, University and Hospital Trust of Verona, Piazzale Scuro, 10, Verona (VR), 37134, Italy (e-mail: [email protected]); Aldo Scarpa, MD, PhD, Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, Section of Pathology, and ARC-Net Research Center, University and Hospital Trust of Verona, Piazzale Scuro, 10, Verona (VR), 37134, Italy (e-mail: [email protected]).
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