Lung Cancer can Stay Hidden for 20 Years

October 9, 2014 6:37 PM

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Lung Cancer can Stay Hidden for 20 Years

Lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years before it aggressively attacks the body, a new study reported. A team funded by Cancer Research UK and the Rosetrees Trust discovered that certain triggers could cause dormant cancers to progress rapidly.

"Survival from lung cancer remains devastatingly low with many new targeted treatments making a limited impact on the disease. By understanding how it develops we've opened up the disease's evolutionary rule book in the hope that we can start to predict its next steps," study author Professor Charle...

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