Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer

Posted On 2020-07-28 02:32:04

This series on “Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer” is edited by Dr. Tomoya Kawaguchi, from Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan; and Dr. Phillip C. Mack, from University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, U.S.A.

This series is designed with an aim to discuss ethnic difference in lung cancer. By conducting data from Asian countries and the foreign countries, we try to access mainly the different treatment efficacies and the side effects, the differences of environment, and the differences of ethnicity in the means of cure. This series basically presents the recent literature on this theme for an in- depth analysis that can guide clinical practice by our readers and also identify future research directions.

Editorial on Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer
Ethnic difference in lung cancer: an important issue in a globalized society
Tomoya Kawaguchi, Philip C. Mack

Original Article on Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer
Differences in molecular epidemiology of lung cancer among ethnicities (Asian vs. Caucasian)
Motohiro Izumi, Tomohiro Suzumura, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kenji Sawa, Naoki Yoshimoto, Yoko Tani, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tomoya Kawaguchi

Review Article on Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer
Different treatment efficacies and side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy
Low-Jia Li, Qingyun Chong, Lingzhi Wang, Goh Boon Cher, Ross A. Soo

Are there any ethnic differences in the efficacy and safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors for treatment of lung cancer?
Jiyun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn

Difference of environment behind research and clinical practice between USA and Japan
Takefumi Komiya, Gerard Chaaya, Leigh Deshotels, Andy Wang

Difference of background in research and clinical practice between USA and China
Yang Wen, Ling Deng, Linlang Guo

The series “Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Tomoya Kawaguchi and Philip C. Mack served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.