Author Contributions: Dr M. Bredel had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: M. Bredel, Sikic.
Acquisition of data: M. Bredel, Scholtens, Harsh, C. Bredel.
Analysis and interpretation of data: M. Bredel, Scholtens, Harsh, C. Bredel, Chandler, Renfrow, Yadav, Vogel, Scheck, Tibshirani, Sikic.
Drafting of the manuscript: M. Bredel.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: M. Bredel, Scholtens, Harsh, C. Bredel, Chandler, Renfrow, Yadav, Vogel, Scheck, Tibshirani, Sikic.
Statistical analysis: M. Bredel, Scholtens, Tibshirani.
Obtained funding: M. Bredel, Sikic.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Harsh, Chandler, Renfrow, Vogel.
Study supervision: M. Bredel, Sikic.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the State of Illinois Excellence in Academic Medicine Program (EAM Award 211 to Dr M. Bredel).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organization had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Information: The results published herein are in part based on data generated by TCGA's Pilot Project established by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Information about TCGA and the investigators and institutions who constitute TCGA's research network can be found at http://cancergenome.nih.gov.