Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.
In a recent article in the journal Neurology, Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the pediatrician-in-chief of URMC’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, argues that the basic research conducted in our nation’s labs fuels a creative process that leads to medical breakthroughs upon which the cures of tomorrow will depend.
5/31/2013 | 0 comments