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04-01-2018 | Small cell lung cancer | Conference report | Article

Progress in small cell lung cancer: an update from the 2017 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, Yokohama, Japan

Author:
Fiona Blackhall PhD, FRCP
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is estimated to cause 250,000 deaths per annum [1], is strongly linked to tobacco smoking and is predicted to increase in incidence globally by 1.59% annually through 2024 [2]. At the 2017 IASLC World Conference on Lung cancer held in Yokohama, Japan, researchers presented papers that provide new insights towards improving patient outcomes.

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