Dr. Pass on Blood-Based Markers in Lung Cancer

Harvey I. Pass, MD
Published: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013

Harvey I. Pass, MD, Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Vice-Chair Research, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division Chief, General Thoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses blood-based markers in lung cancer.

Pass says the Early Detection Research Network, an NCI-approved group, is handling the research on biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer. The group is looking at blood-based markers, such as micro RNAs and proteomic platforms, in order to try to determine if a nodule on a CT scan is malignant or benign.

Pass says that though there is not a definitive profile, there is a company that is currently commercializing one. However, the sensitivity and specificity of the profile is still not perfect and further tests are being performed.

Harvey I. Pass, MD, Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Vice-Chair Research, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division Chief, General Thoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses blood-based markers in lung cancer.

Pass says the Early Detection Research Network, an NCI-approved group, is handling the research on biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer. The group is looking at blood-based markers, such as micro RNAs and proteomic platforms, in order to try to determine if a nodule on a CT scan is malignant or benign.

Pass says that though there is not a definitive profile, there is a company that is currently commercializing one. However, the sensitivity and specificity of the profile is still not perfect and further tests are being performed.




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