Lung cancer—A global perspective

Amanda McIntyre, Apar Kishor Ganti

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Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. While tobacco exposure is responsible for the majority of lung cancers, the incidence of lung cancer in never smokers, especially Asian women, is increasing. There is a global variation in lung cancer biology with EGFR mutations being more common in Asian patients, while Kras mutation is more common in Caucasians. This review will focus on the global variations in lung cancer and its treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-554
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume115
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • EGFR mutation
  • global variations
  • lung cancer
  • non-smokers
  • resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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