alexa
Reach Us +44-1904-929220
Angiogenesis Genetic Polymorphisms And Non-small-cell Lung Cancer: Overcoming A Challenge | 3618
ISSN-2155-9929

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Angiogenesis genetic polymorphisms and non-small-cell lung cancer: Overcoming a challenge

3rd International Conference on Biomarkers & Clinical Research

Ramon Andrade de Mello

Accepted Abstracts: J Mol Biomark Diagn

DOI: 10.4172/2155-9929.S1.015

Abstract
Lung cancer is a highly prevalent disease worldwide. Currently, it is the leading cause of cancer-related death in western nations. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) corresponds to 85 % of all histological types. Risk factors are usually associated with Tabaco consumption, occupational exposure, radon and also passive smoking. Lung cancer diagnosis often occurs in advanced stages, IIIB and IV. Thus systemic therapies, such as cytotoxic agents and therapeutically targets, acquired a main role in NSCLC management approach. To date, many factors have influence in NSCLC behavior and therefore in clinical response to target therapies, such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor (EGFR) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor (VEGFR). Angiogenic related genetic polymorphisms are current object of main interest in NSCLC research. Recently, a Portuguese study identified EGF +61 A/G polymorphism as risk factor for NSCLC advanced patients. Furthermore, others genetic polymorphisms, such as VEGF -2578 C/A and VEGF -1154 G/A, were correlated with increased tumor VEGF expression, vascular density and worse survival. This topic will address the state of art concerning genetic polymorphisms and NSCLC behavior, as well as the related targets therapies in this regard. Key-words: lung cancer; non-small-cell lung cancer; epidermal growth factor; epidermal growth factor receptor; EGFR; EGF; vascular endothelial growth factor; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor; erlotinib; gefitnib; bevacizumab
Biography
Relevant Topics
Top