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Lung cancer test clue

1st January 2009

A test of a lung cancer patient's blood could help doctors predict the likely success of chemotherapy treatment, according to new research.

Liverpool-based scientists, writing in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, say they have identified a molecule made by a more aggressive form of the disease and that patients with this in their blood were less likely to respond to drugs. Cancer Research UK is hopeful the discovery could help doctors choose the right kind of treatment for patients.


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Article Information

Title: Lung cancer test clue
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9687
Date Added: 1st Jan 2009


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