Early detection of squamous cell lung cancer in sputum by a panel of microRNA markers

@article{Xing2010EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of squamous cell lung cancer in sputum by a panel of microRNA markers},
  author={Lingxiao Xing and Nevins W. Todd and Lei Yu and Hongbin Fang and Feng Jiang},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={1157-1164}
}
Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. Identifying early stage lung squamous cell carcinoma patients who would benefit most from effective therapies will reduce the mortality. We have previously shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) were stably present in sputum and potentially useful in diagnosis of lung cancer. The objective of this study was to develop a panel of miRNAs that can be used as a sputum-based test for early stage squamous… CONTINUE READING