New Research About Lung Cancer in People Who Have Never Smoked Creates Avenues for Personalized Treatment

September 21, 2021

The genomic landscape of lung cancer in individuals who have never smoked has not been well defined. New research indicates that most of these tumors may occur as a result of natural processes within the body. In addition, 3 distinct subtypes of tumors were identified, which could have important treatment implications. The findings are available in Nature Genetics: Genomic and evolutionary classification of lung cancer in never smokers. The research, the Sherlock-Lung study, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is managed under a support service contract between Westat and the NCI Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB). Westat’s Jennifer Rosenbaum, M.P.H., is the Sherlock-Lung study manager and a coauthor of the article; Sara Glashofer, M.S., is the project director of the ITEB support services contract.

Learn more on how Westat is supporting research by searching for causes of lung cancer in never-smokers with the Sherlock-Lung study | Westat

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