Molecular Profiles for Lung Cancer Pathogenesis and Detection in US Veterans
Annual rept. 20 Sep 2011-19 Sep 2012
VANDERBILT UNIV MEDICAL CENTER NASHVILLE TN
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Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. The majority of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers NSCLCs that include squamous cell carcinomas SCCs and adenocarcinomas Lung cancer mortality is high in part because most cancers are diagnosed after regional or distant spread of the disease had already occurred and due to the lack of reliable biomarkers for early detection and risk assessment. The identification of new effective early biomarkers will improve clinical management of lung cancer and is linked to better understanding of the molecular events associated with the development and progression of the disease.
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