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Lauren Averett Byers, MD, on the Identification of SCLC Subtypes

The associate professor of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center indicated that these data provide the first avenue for personalized treatment of small cell lung cancer.

Using tumor expression data and non-negative matrix factorization, investigators at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center were able identify 4 subtypes of small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

The study results, published in Cancer Cell, led investigators to propose that matching baseline tumor subtype to therapy, as well as manipulating subtype switching on therapy, could possibly enhance depth and duration of response for patients with SCLC.

According to senior author Lauren Averett Byers, MD, associate professor of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson, these data provide the first avenue for personalized treatment of SCLC.

In an interview with…

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