TNM Stages Inversely Correlate With the Age at Diagnosis in ALK-Positive Lung Cancer

Wenfang Tang; Yuanyuan Lei; Jian Su; Chao Zhang; Rui Fu; Jin Kang; Honghong Yan; Xuening Yang; Haiyan Tu; Yilong Wu; Wenzhao Zhong


Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2019;8(2) 

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Despite the aforementioned limitations, the findings of this study expanded the understanding of the associations between age, frequency of ALK-positive lung cancer and TNM stages in ALK-positive lung cancer. Younger ALK-positive patients exhibited a higher frequency but tended to have more advanced disease than older patients. The combination of opportunity and risk requires the unique and precise therapeutic strategies.