Genomics of Early Lung Cancer Among Military Personnel (GELCAMP)
[Technical Report, Annual Report]
WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA MDUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
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Lung cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and improvements in morbidity and mortality hinge on continued investigation into the biology of cancer. Whole genome sequencing can uncover cancer-associated mutations that can meaningfully impact clinical care and decision-making. In this study, blood, bronchial epithelial cells and tumor tissue as applicable will be sequenced from 50 cases with confirmed cancer and 50 non-cancer controls. The resulting profiles will be analyzed for genetic markers that that may enable earlier diagnosis, guide therapy decisions and improve patient outcomes.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology