November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

To recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, we are highlighting our investigators who are making discoveries in this important research area. Our research portfolio is quite diverse and includes basic research projects that examine pathways driving lung tumorigenesis, the preclinical development of therapeutics in lung cancer models and the work of our Comparative Oncology Program that includes the study of pet dogs with lung cancer.  Some of our groups use integrative and translational approaches to study the genetics and biology behind health disparities in lung cancer and the effects of environmental exposures linked to lung cancer. Our Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch integrates and synergizes multidisciplinary clinical and basic research pertaining to cancers of the lungs and airways, chest cavity (thorax). We have several clinical trials that are testing therapies such as immunotherapy for lung cancer patients as well as teams launching precision medicine studies of lung cancer. Click here for a full list of our lung cancer trials.

Summary Posted: 11/2017