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Favorable Prognosis and High Discrepancy of Genetic Features in Surgical Patients With Multiple Primary Lung Cancers

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Kezhong Chen, Wei Chen, Jianqiao Cai, Fan Yang, Feng Lou, Xun Wang, Jingbo Zhang, Mingyu Zhao, Jay Zhang, Jun Wang

The authors studied survival in patients with multiple lung cancers and their associated genetic mutations.  There was 90% discordance in driver mutations beween cancers in individual patients that was associated with favorable survival.  The two patients in whom condordance was present suffered recurrent cancer.

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