Dr. Govindan on the Genomic Characterization of Large-Cell Neuroendocrine Lung Tumors

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Published: Monday, Sep 07, 2015



Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, medical oncologist, Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses a talk given at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Govindan says he was struck by the fact that some samples of large-cell neuroendocrine lung tumors look like small cell lung cancer while others look like non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These tumors typically present in smokers and lead to poor outcomes.

There remains a need, he says, to understand the biology of these cancers so they can be treated with biological and rational therapies.

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Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, medical oncologist, Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses a talk given at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Govindan says he was struck by the fact that some samples of large-cell neuroendocrine lung tumors look like small cell lung cancer while others look like non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These tumors typically present in smokers and lead to poor outcomes.

There remains a need, he says, to understand the biology of these cancers so they can be treated with biological and rational therapies.

<<< View more from the 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer




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