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Gender-associated Differences of Lung Cancer and Mechanism

Author(s): Xin XING | Yongde LIAO | Hexiao TANG | Guang CHEN | Sheng JU | Liangkun YOU

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 625;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Lung neoplasms | Gender | Difference

Lung cancer has been viewed as the most common malignant cancer with high incidence, mortality and poor survival all over the world. A lot of investigations indicated there are significant gender-associated differences in lung cancer in several characteristics such as epidemiology, pathology, clinical outcome and prognosis. The insight into these differences may help to clarify the gender-associated characteristics of lung cancer, and to drawn out new approach for treatment and prevent of lung cancer depending on gender-associated characteristics. Furthmore, study on mechanism of gender-associated characteristics may even help to illuminate the pathogenesis of lung cancer.
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