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New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate l. .. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-08/ats-ntd082407.php 1 of 2 9/1/07 11:19 AM Public release date: 31-Aug-2007 [ Print Article | E-mail Article | Close Window ] Contact: Suzy Martin smartin@thoracic.org 212-315-8631 American Thoracic Society New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk A new technique could pave the way toward screening people at risk for lung cancer for the genetic changes that may foreshadow malignancies, researchers from the University of Colorado say. “The most successful way to reduce mortality in cancer is prevention,” said researcher Wilbur A. Franklin, M.D., Professor of Pathology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. “Our goal would be to develop screening techniques for lung lesions that could enable us to identify precancerous changes.” The study appears in the September 1, 2007 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and kills more people than the
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