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Integrated Molecular Characterization Of Lung Adenocarcinoma With Implications For Immunotherapy, Nicholas T. Gimbrone
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation covers a variety of the genetic and molecular abnormalities of lung adenocarcinoma with an emphasis on STK11 loss and its implications on immunotherapy response. Given that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, novel therapies are in great demand. In particular, immunotherapy has shown some of the most promise in the last decade but remains limited due to nearly 80% of patients not significantly responding. This dissertation aims to molecularly characterize lung adenocarcinoma while attempting to explain the reason why patients with STK11 loss do not respond to immunotherapy.
In the first chapter we discuss the relationship between ...