Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the highest cause of cancer-related death. Incidence in women has increased in recent years.
The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke, which causes 80-90 % of lung cancers. Non-smokers account for 10-15 % of lung cancer cases, and these cases are often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, asbestos and air pollution including second-hand smoke.
Our research focuses on:
- attempting to find predictive or diagnostic markers for lung cancer.