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Air pollution and EGFRm lung cancer: pathway identified

Intervista a Charles Swanton By 11 Settembre 2022No Comments
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Exposure to 2.5 µm particulate matter (PM2.5) increases the risk of non-small-cell lung cancer in non-smoking individuals with EGFR mutations. At ESMO 2022 Charles Swanton (Translational Cancer Therapeutics Department – Francis Crick Institute, London) explained that this effect is driven by an influx of macrophages and an increase in the inflammatory mediator interleukin-1β, which promotes carcinogenesis in airway cells. We asked Swanton why the trial TRACERx is so important.