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UNC researchers find that molecular subtypes and genetic alterations may determine response to lung cancer therapy

  • Posted: May 14, 2012

A UNC-led team of scientists has shown for the first time that lung cancer molecular subtypes correlate with distinct genetic alterations and with patient response to therapy.

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