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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Smoker's Lung Cancer

2013 25 Sep

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a specific protein pair may be a successful prognostic biomarker for identifying smoking-related lung cancers. The protein — ASCL1 — is associated with increased expression of the RET oncogene, a particular cancer-causing gene called RET. The findings appear in the online issue of the journal Oncogene. "This... Read more

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American Association for Thoracic Surgery Supports USPSTF Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening

2013 29 Aug

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), a professional organization of surgeons dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of diseases of the chest, strongly supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendation for lung cancer screening of asymptomatic smokers. The draft recommendation posted... Read more

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Roche Launches New ProGRP Test for More Precise Diagnosis in Lung Cancer

2013 18 Jul

New test expands cancer diagnostics portfolio and strengthens Roche Diagnostics’ comprehensive tumour marker menu Roche today announced the global launch (except US) of Elecsys ProGRP, a test that distinguishes between the two main types of lung cancer – small cell (SCLC) and non-small cell (NSCLC) lung cancer – and can help diagnose early-stage... Read more