Lung cancers in some African-Americans and European-Americans may have biological differences

Bottom Line: Differences in the genes expressed in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) from some African-Americans and European-Americans suggest that there are racial differences in the biology of NSCLC, which could have clinical relevance. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author: Bríd M. Ryan, PhD, MPH, an NIH Stadtman Investigator in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research in Bethesda, Maryland. Background: "We are entering the age of 'precision medicine' in which diagnosis and therapy decisions for each cancer patient...

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