A stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) serum profiling platform is presented which is highly efficient and accurate. Test sensitivity (0.95) for stage I NSCLC is the highest reported so far. Test metrics are reported for discriminating stage I adenocarcinoma vs squamous cell carcinoma subtypes. Blinded analysis identified 23 out of 24 stage I NSCLC and control serum samples. Group-discriminating mass peaks were targeted for tandem mass spectrometry peptide/protein identification, and yielded a lung cancer phenotype. Bioinformatic analysis revealed a novel lymphocyte adhesion pathway involved with early-stage lung cancer.
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- Cancer Research