In the version of this Article originally published, the affiliations for Gilbert Cote, Hongxia Wang and Liwei Wang were incorrect. The affilition for Gilbert Cote should have been only '5Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas 77030, USA'. The affiliation for Hongxia Wang and Liwei Wang should have been '3The Institute of Cell Metabolism and Disease, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Pancreatic Cancer, Shanghai General Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200080, China'. In addition, in the Acknowledgements section, 'National Science Foundation of China' should have read 'National Natural Science Foundation of China.' These errors have been corrected in the online versions of the Article.