To the Editor We write to report our failure to disclose a potential conflict of interest in our disclosure statements published in the article, “Assessment of Lung Cancer Risk on the Basis of a Biomarker Panel of Circulating Proteins,” that was published in JAMA Oncology online first on July 12, 2018, and with the October 2018 issue.1 This validation study found that a risk prediction model that included 4 protein biomarkers that was developed in a cohort of US individuals at high risk of lung cancer outperformed a model based on smoking history alone when validated using prediagnostic samples from 2 European cohorts.
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Hanash SM, Feng Z, Taguchi A. Failure to Disclose Potential Conflict of Interest—Letter of Explanation. JAMA Oncol. Published online November 14, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5259
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