The authors wish to retract the article titled “Characterizing the Clinical Relevance of an Embryonic Stem Cell Phenotype in Lung Adenocarcinoma,” which was published in the December 15, 2009, issue of Clinical Cancer Research (1).

It has recently come to our attention that clinical information from a data set CALGB 9761 (GSE3593), available at the time of the signature development, was incorrect. Since survival data from this data set were integral to the creation of this signature, this makes the findings of this manuscript inaccurate. Drs. Anil Potti and Marvaretta Stevenson take full responsibility for this error. Therefore, we would like to formally retract the above paper.

Marvaretta Stevenson

William Mostertz

Chaitanya R. Acharya

William Kim

Kelli Walters

William Barry

Kristin Higgins

Sascha A. Tuchman

Jeffrey Crawford

Gordana Vlahovic

Neal Ready

Mark Onaitis

Anil Potti

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

1.
Stevenson
M
,
Mostertz
W
,
Acharya
C
,
Kim
W
,
Walters
K
,
Barry
W
, et al
Characterizing the clinical relevance of an embryonic stem cell phenotype in lung adenocarcinoma
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Clin Cancer Res
2009
;
15
:
7553
61
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