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November 14, 2019

Failure to Disclose Potential Conflict of Interest—Letter of Explanation

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • 2Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
  • 3Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
JAMA Oncol. 2019;5(12):1811. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5259

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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