Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB) (ISSN: 2582-4473)

Literature Review Volume 5 Issue 11

The Role of Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer: Case Study and Review of Literature

K Patel*, Emma Gillespie, Hirangi Mukhi, Maharshi Patel, Yup Zimena Sanchez, Resha Kodali, Ruth Berhana, Yasmin Shemsu, Gabriel Hansen, Sandra Nixon, Dhwani Mehta, Asutosh Gor, Niyati Nathwani and Viral Rabara

Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, Rock Hill, SC, USA

*Corresponding Author: K Patel, Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, Rock Hill, SC, USA.

Received: August 10, 2021; Published:


Lung cancer is a complex group of disorders resulting from multiple molecular aberrations. The growth of many subtypes of lung cancer is driven by complex molecular changes (driver mutations) and different abnormal molecular cell signaling pathways. With these complex molecular subtypes, assessing, treating, and understanding lung cancer necessitates rapid evolution of clinical trials, targeted therapy development, and application of personalized medicine also known as precision medicine). with advanced NSCLC.



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Citation: K Patel., et al. “The Role of Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer: Case Study and Review of Literature”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 5.11 (2021): 20-23.


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