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NOVEL BLOOD ASSAY FOR LUNG CANCER DETECTION


Year of Award:
2010
Status:
Complete
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
CA143101
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-09-008
Technology Track:
Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
KASSIS, AMIN I
Other PI or Project Leader:
N/A
Institution:
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Every year, close to one million new cases of lung cancer (LC) are diagnosed. In the USA, it is estimated that approximately 213,000 new cases were identified in 2007 (American Cancer Society). Within two years of diagnosis, most of these patients (~160,0