Respiratory Mucous Test Analyzing Genetic Biomarkers Can Detect Early Lung Cancer

January 16, 2015 12:09 PM

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Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., and resulted in a fatal outcome for close to 160,000 people in 2014.

Since early treatment can effectively improve patient outcomes, low dose CT scans are currently being used by healthcare providers to detect early lung cancers before they produce symptoms in patients who have a heavy smoking history, and consequently are at increased risk for developing lung cancer...

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