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Is ERCC1 a reliable prognostic protein biomarker in non-small-cell lung cancer?
  1. Hannah J Durrington
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hannah J Durrington, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, AV Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK; hannahd{at}

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After resection for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cisplatin-based postoperative chemotherapy may be administered. How do we predict which patients will benefit from cisplatin chemotherapy?

This group previously published that the excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) protein acts as a prognostic biomarker, predicting the benefit of cisplatin-based chemotherapy after NSCLC resection. ERCC1 plays a crucial role in repairing DNA structures, damaged by cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Using immunohistochemical analysis, patients …

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