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Lung Cancer: Lung Cancer I |

miRNA Profiling of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient: Metastasis or Primary Tumor?

Juan Munoz; Praveen Sridhar; Adam Gower; Anita Deshpande; Yuriy Alekseyev; Carl O'Hara; Hiran Fernando; Virginia Litle
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Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A286. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.298
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SESSION TITLE: Lung Cancer I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Distinguishing between primary lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and a metastatic lung lesion in a patient with history of head and neck SCC (HNSCC) can be challenging even after pathologic assessment and genetic analysis. Differentiation between these two is essential since this determines the proper therapeutic approach. An accurate diagnosis through miRNA profiling could be useful to discriminate between these two, aiding in the selection of the appropriate surgical resection

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