Improved diagnostics and prognostics of lung cancer and metastases to the lungs

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Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology

Description

Diagnostics of cancer concerning type and origin is, together with cancer stage and some specific tumor characteristics, the most important factors for treatment selection. Most cancers are diagnosed using a microscope. Pulmonary cancers may be tricky to diagnose as there is often limited tissue to examine from the tumor sampling, and immunohistochemical analyses are often necessary for subtyping and determination of origin of the tumor. The most common types of lung cancer are treated differently, as are metastases to the lungs from other organs, which is common. The aim of my research is to improve the diagnostics of lung cancer and metastases to the lungs so that more patients get a certain and specified diagnosis. Also, the aim is to find new prognostic markers in lung cancer and colorectal cancer metastasizing to the lungs to better stratify which patients that may gain from intensified treatment.

Recent research outputs

Ji, X., Hans Brunnström, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, Overvad, K., Amos, C. I. & et al. 2018 In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 3221

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hans Brunnström, Anna Johansson, Westbom-Fremer, S., Backman, M., Djureinovic, D., Patthey, A., Isaksson-Mettävainio, M., Gulyas, M. & Micke, P. 2017 Oct In : Modern Pathology. 30, 10, p. 1411-1421

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ericson Lindquist, K., Anna Johansson, Levéen, P., Elmberger, G., Göran B Jönsson, Johan Staaf & Hans Brunnström 2017 Mar 27 In : Diagnostic Pathology. 12, 31

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