oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Demographic profile of lung cancer patients at the Universitas Academic Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit in Bloemfontein : brief report
|Article Title||Demographic profile of lung cancer patients at the Universitas Academic Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit in Bloemfontein : brief report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State, 2 University of the Free State and 3 University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||130 - 132|
The prevalence of lung cancers with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in South Africa is not known. In the absence of the routine availability of laboratory assays to test for the presence of EGFR mutations, certain demographic and clinical features might be used to predict a response to treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in patients with lung cancer. These features include East-Asian ethnicity, female gender, non-smokers, and those with adenocarcinoma.
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