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Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
Date:4/16/2008

ngs. They're clearly correlated with each other, which means they tend to increase together. But whether or not the relationship is tight enough in an individual patient to be useful in diagnosis is still way too early to tell."

"But it may well be that as they [the researchers] refine something like this, it might end up helping to identify patients at risk who are worth investigating further," Glantz added.

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SOURCES: Li Mao, M.D., professor, thoracic/head and neck medical oncology, and systems biology, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco; April 16, 2008, presentations, American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, San Diego


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