Pro-surfactant protein B as a biomarker for lung cancer prediction.

  title={Pro-surfactant protein B as a biomarker for lung cancer prediction.},
  author={Don D. Sin and C. Martin Tammemagi and Stephen Lam and Matt J. Barnett and Xiaobo Duan and Anthony Yiu-Yan Tam and Heidi Auman and Ziding Feng and Gary E. Goodman and Samir M Hanash and Ayumu Taguchi},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={31 36},
PURPOSE Preliminary studies have identified pro-surfactant protein B (pro-SFTPB) to be a promising blood biomarker for non-small-cell lung cancer. We conducted a study to determine the independent predictive potential of pro-SFTPB in identifying individuals who are subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pro-SFTPB levels were measured in 2,485 individuals, who enrolled onto the Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study by using plasma sample collected at the… CONTINUE READING