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Med J Malaysia. 2016 Jun;71(Suppl 1):70-78.

A Review of Lung Cancer Research in Malaysia.

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Sarawak Heart Centre, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.


Lung cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Malaysia and worldwide. This paper reviews all research and publications on lung cancer in Malaysia published between 2000-2015. 89 papers were identified, of which 64 papers were selected and reviewed on the basis of their relevance to the review. The epidemiology, risk factors, cell types, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, prevention, and the social impact of lung cancer in the country are reviewed and summarized. The clinical relevance of the studies done in the country are discussed along with recommendations for future research.

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