lung cancer treatments
Edited BY: Ifat Gavish
Edit Date: 2017-05-26 09:01:38
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Lung cancer may be a result of mutation in certain genes which encode to membrane receptors such as EGFR and KRAS. The treatments to lung cancer include:

  1. Operation, for small tumors.
  2. Radiation.
  3. Chemotherapy.
  4. Specific medications for certain genes. One of the medication block mutant EGFR membrane receptor, preventing chemical signals getting inside the cell and therefore preventing the cancer from spreading. The disadvantage in this treatment is the appearance of second different mutation, causing reoccurrence of lung cancer.

Combination of three antibodies tied to EGFR receptor. The next movie completes the lecture you have seen in BLOSSOM (in this link:

http://blossoms.mit.edu/videos/files/videos/making_it_personal_using_dna_tailor_cancer_treatments_english_flash) and describe the antibody treatment.

In regard to the various treatment to lung cancer, is there advantage to chemotherapy over the antibodies described to treat lung cancer which is caused by any reason at all?  

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Creation Date: 2017-05-26 08:59:55
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