Early Detection Research Network

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Cadherins are cell-cell adhesion molecules. Lower levels of cadherins, particulary CDH1 (E-cadherin), can cause the cell to be unable to adhere, resulting in a loss of the normal architecture of tissues. This effect has been seen with CDH1 and lung cancer.
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CDH1 has been identified in serum and lung cancer tissue or cell culture as a candidate lung cancer biomarker. It has also been suggested as a biomarker to differentiate between bronchioloalveolar carcinoma and conventional pulmonary carcinoma, and between mesothelioma and metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma. CDH1 is also a member of a 12 protein panel that can discriminate NSCLC from controls with 91% sensitivity and 84% specificity in cross-validated training and 89% sensitivity and 83% specificity in a separate verification set, with similar performance for early and late stage NSCLC.
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