Lung Cancer Mutation Responsive Discovery

Lung Cancer Mutation Responsive Discovery - Health Council

“According to findings published in the most recent issue of Nature Genetics, researchers examined 1,144 genome profiles of cancers from patients with two of the most common types of lung cancer: lung adenocarcinoma and lung squamous cell carcinoma. The high statistical significance of the study enabled the identification of novel driver mutations that affect the activity of several proteins responsible for signaling in cells. In this study, scientists used statistical methods to distinguish likely driver mutations from the so-called passenger mutations that occur during cancer development, but do not provoke tumor growth.”

Read the full article: Discovery of lung cancer mutations responsive to targeted therapies, immunotherapies