volume 2, issue 8, PS528-S529 2007
DOI: 10.1097/01.jto.0000283559.81492.db
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Abstract: Background: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of circulating DNA in blood is a promising non-invasive diagnostic and prognostic tool. Our aim was to study the association between the free amount in plasma of the catalytic subunit of telomerase (hTERT) and several clinical variables in advanced NSCLC patients. Methods: We examined 451 NSCLC patients in stage IIIB and IV, treated with cisplatin and docetaxel. Blood samples were collected before chemotherapy, and circulating DNA was extracted from the serum u…

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