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Predicting the future for people with lung cancer

A large multicenter study shows that lung adenocarcinomas have messenger RNA expression signatures that greatly add to the use of clinical data in predicting an individual's survival (pages 822–827).

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Figure 1: Personalized medicine for lung cancer in the future.

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Xie, Y., Minna, J. Predicting the future for people with lung cancer. Nat Med 14, 812–813 (2008).

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