Serum markers in small cell lung cancer: opportunities for improvement.

  title={Serum markers in small cell lung cancer: opportunities for improvement.},
  author={Marjan Harmsma and Bert Schutte and Frans Charles Servatius Ramaekers},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1836 2},
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death from malignancy worldwide. In particular small cell lung cancers, which comprise about 15-20% of all lung cancers, are extremely aggressive and cure rates are extremely low. Therefore, new treatment modalities are needed and detection at an early stage of disease, as well as adequate monitoring of treatment response is essential in order to improve outcome. In this respect, the use of non-invasive tools for screening and monitoring has gained… CONTINUE READING


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