Special Issue "Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Pathophysiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 April 2024 | Viewed by 130

Special Issue Editor

Lung Cancer and Chest Tumors Department, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, 02-781 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: non-small cell lung cancer; pathology; molecular diagnosis; treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Over the past decade, significant improvements in overall survival were observed in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. A backbone for improving prognosis are advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques. Today, non-small lung cancer is a heterogenous disease. Critical to the management of this cancer is a proper pathological diagnosis, including the phenotyping of tumor cells. All patients with nonsquamous NSCLC should have the results of testing for potentially targetable mutations before therapy for advanced lung cancer is implemented. Approximately 30-50% of patients with lung cancer tumors have potentially curable driver alterations. A group of patients without a driven mutation can be treated with immunotherapy. PDL1 expression  has many limitations as a biomarker. The establishment of a well-defined universal predictive biomarker for immunotherapy is an unmet need. This Special Issue aims to review the advances in pathology, molecular diagnosis and treatment techniques in non-small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Adam Płużański
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • non-small cell lung cancer
  • pathology
  • molecular diagnosis
  • treatment
  • prognosis

Published Papers

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