Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer: a clinical and pathogenesis update.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW About one out of 10 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) develop lung cancer. This review provides an epidemiology and clinical update of the association of these two lethal diseases. In addition, we focus on the emerging overlapping epigenetic mechanisms in both diseases. RECENT FINDINGS In a vast majority of cases, lung… (More)