Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
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Lijuan Zhang

Lijuan Zhang
School of Medicine and Pharmacy,
5 Yushan Road, Qingdao

  • Research Article
    Tumor-Dependent and -Independent Serum/Plasma Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
    Author(s): Alexander Lu and Lijuan ZhangAlexander Lu and Lijuan Zhang

    Lung cancer continually leads in mortality among cancer patients in the world. In order to reduce the lung cancer mortalities, early treatment is required but early diagnosis is still farfetched because the hopeful serum/plasma biomarkers identified so far lack sufficient sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility even for diagnosis of lung cancer at late stage. During the past decades, the realization that the genetic mutations are not the only blame and the abnormal lung tissue instigated by aging, cigarette smoking, and environmental toxins plant the “soil” for lung cancer. Such discovery leads to the successful development of novel anti-cancer drugs that target the “soil” by either inhibiting angiogenesis process required for cancer cells to expand or by empowering the immune cells to kill the cancer cells in tumor. Based on .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1025.1000160

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