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Computational Genomic Models For Spatio-Temporal Investigation Of Early Lung Cancer Pathology, Smruthy Sivakumar
UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
Lung cancer, of which non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form, is the second most prevalent cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. NSCLCs primarily comprise adenocarcinomas (LUAD) and squamous cell carcinomas (LUSC). Advances in early detection and prevention have been limited by the lack of early-stage biomarkers and targets. A comprehensive molecular characterization of premalignant lesions and tumor-adjacent normal tissue can aid in better understanding NSCLC pathogenesis. However, these investigations are further challenged by limited tissue availability and low cellular fractions of detectable somatic mutations.
Therefore, there is a dearth of knowledge about the pathogenesis ...