Lung cancer and metastasis: new opportunities and challenges

Xiangdong Wang, Alex Adjei

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Abstract

Lung cancer continues to attract special attention since the real number of lung cancer mortality and incidence in 2014 was definitely higher than those estimated numbers according to the report from World Health Organization. The present special issue highly focuses on advanced discovery and development of lung cancer and metastasis and discusses about potential opportunities and challenges to be faced. The present issue explores clinical applications of cancer immunotherapies, gene therapies, radiotherapies, or target-oriented therapies. A new and novel methodology can be used to identify differential interactions of driver genes, cancer-predictive genes, subtype-specific genes, or disease-exclusive genes or gene pairs from imbalanced or heterogeneous datasets. We also demonstrate the importance of lung cancer-specific gene mutations, epigenetics, gene sequencing, heterogeneity, or biomarker discovery. Clinical bioinformatics is emphasized as a critical tool and merging science. Novel therapies are designed and expected on basis of oncogenic molecular aberrations in lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalCancer and Metastasis Reviews
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Genomics
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Therapies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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