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Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2011 Jul;14(7):625-30. doi: 10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2011.07.12.

[Gender-associated differences of lung cancer and mechanism].

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  • 1Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China.


Lung cancer has been viewed as the most common malignant cancer with high incidence, mortality and poor survival all over the world. A lot of investigations indicated there are significant gender-associated differences in lung cancer in several characteristics such as epidemiology, pathology, clinical outcome and prognosis. The insight into these differences may help to clarify the gender-associated characteristics of lung cancer, and to drawn out new approach for treatment and prevent of lung cancer depending on gender-associated characteristics. Furthermore, study on mechanism of gender-associated characteristics may even help to illuminate the pathogenesis of lung cancer.

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