Lung Cancer in Women: The Differences in Epidemiology, Biology and Treatment Outcomes

Maria Patricia Rivera

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Expert Rev Resp Med. 2009;3(6):627-634. 

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Five-year View

As most of the literature on this topic is retrospective, prospective evaluations of these differences in lung cancer epidemiology, biology, and treatment outcomes between men and women, particularly as they apply to clinical practice, are required. Screening for EGFR mutations is now warranted in women with lung cancer. Further studies evaluating the effects of growth factor receptors on lung cancer development and the impact HRT may have on lung cancer risk and mortality in women are needed.

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