Submitted for Publication: May 3, 2011; final revision received September 5, 2011; accepted November 4, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Abergel and Cavel had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Abergel, Margalit, and Gil. Acquisition of data: Abergel, Cavel, Margalit, and Gil. Analysis and interpretation of data: Abergel, Fliss, and Gil. Drafting of the manuscript: Cavel, Margalit, and Gil. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Abergel, Fliss, and Gil. Statistical analysis: Cavel and Gil. Obtained funding: Gil. Administrative, technical, and material support: Abergel, Cavel, and Margalit. Study supervision: Abergel, Margalit, Fliss, and Gil.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by the Legacy Heritage Biomedical Science Partnership Program of the Israel Science Foundation (1680/08); the Israel Cancer Association (grant 20090068, donated by Ellan and Emanuel Kronitz in memory of Dr Leon Kronitz); the Israeli Ministry of Health (3-7355); the Weizmann Institute–Sourasky Medical Center Joint Grant; the Tel Aviv Sourasky Intramural Grant; and grant 2007312 from the United States–Israel Binational Science Foundation (Dr Gil).
Additional Contributions: Esther Eshkol provided editorial assistance.