What is lung cancer?
Estimated number of new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in 2017
Lung cancer is only detected in its early operable stages in about 20 per cent of patients
The survival rate at five years is currently only 14 per cent
Surgery in the early stages is the only curative therapy at present
Lung cancer research at Garvan
Garvan’s lung cancer research program under Professor Neil Watkins is diverse, focusing on defining the genetic characteristics of lung cancer, developing biomarkers of prognosis and therapeutic responsiveness and understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance in order to develop new treatment strategies.Our lung cancer research