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Dr. Renato Martins

Dr. Renato Martins

Lung cancer is a leading cause of death among American men and women, but thankfully today we have more treatment options. Dr. Renato Martins tells of a large national trial showing that CT scans that detect small lesions in the lungs before patients become symptomatic can lowering mortality rates by 20%. The standard of care is now to offer screening to patients with a significant past history of smoking. Specific lung cancers have been identified that can behave differently from another, and at SCCA we are now testing 194 different genetic abnormalities that can happen in lung cancer. And for many of those abnormalities we don't have a therapy yet, but for some we do.