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The authors have noticed that because of a sample categorisation error prior to sequencing, the RB1 mutations reported for two samples in Table 1 are incorrect. This error also affected some of the data in the paragraph under the heading ‘Variant detection in cfDNA from patients undergoing IVC.’ This is the corrected paragraph: As a proof of principle, we sequenced cfDNA from two IVC samples. Diagnostic testing had previously identified a germline mutation in patient 1 but the remaining somatic variant in patient 1 and the two somatic variants in patient 2 were unknown due to lack of tDNA. The germline mutation was detected in both the gDNA and cfDNA samples of patient 1. In addition, three somatic variants were identified in the AH cfDNA samples (table 1). These were complete LOH of chromosome 13 in patient 1 plus SNV c.1078dupA p.(Ser360Lysfs*2) and a region of LOH (chr 13; 40,803,985–115,064,542) in patient 2. The mutation allele frequency of these variants showed a similar pattern to the enucleated cfDNA samples, suggesting that the majority of the cfDNA in IVC samples is also derived from the tumour.
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