Lung Cancer

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There is a strong multi-disciplinary clinical team involved in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer within University Hospitals of Leicester. This has been complemented by interesting data from Peter Bradding showing that localisation of mast cells and macrophages within the tumour and stroma relates to prognosis 1.

However in recent times there has been relatively little lung cancer activity within Leicester, but the cancer theme, encompassed within the CRUK Leicester Centre, led by Professor Catrin Pritchard is working hard to address this gap and has set up a lung cancer steering group to stimulate research activity in this area. Lung cancer therefore represents an area of potential growth between the respiratory theme and the new Cancer Research UK Leicester Centre.

Lung cancerReferences

  1. Ohri CM, Shikotra A, Green RH, Waller DA, Bradding P. Macrophages within NSCLC tumour islets are predominantly of a cytotoxic M1 phenotype associated with extended survival. Eur Respir J. 2009;33:118-126. (IF 5.53)

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