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ERJ Open Res. 2019 Feb 1;5(1). pii: 00157-2018. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00157-2018. eCollection 2019 Feb.

Is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis a cancer-like disease? Transcriptome analysis to fuel the debate.

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Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Despite promising examples of anticancer drugs as potential treatment modalities for IPF, these transcriptome data argue against the general nature of anticancer drugs as anti-IPF drugs

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Conflict of interest: C.A. Spek has nothing to disclose. Conflict of interest: J. Duitman reports grants from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research during the conduct of the study.

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