This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in China present findings from a study of promoter methylation and PIK3CA amplification in non-small cell lung cancer. The researchers observed "highly frequent" promoter methylation and frequent amplification of PIK3CA in non-small cell lung cancer, the latter of which was associated with certain clinicopathologic features likes smoking history, histological type, and pleural indentation.

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