Blood based biomarkers beyond genomics for lung cancer screening

Samir M. Hanash, Edwin Justin Ostrin, Johannes F. Fahrmann


While there is considerable interest at the present time in the development of so-called liquid biopsy approaches for cancer detection based notably on circulating tumor DNA, there are other types of potential biomarkers that show promise for lung cancer screening and early detection. Here we review approaches and some of the promising markers based on proteomics, metabolomics and the immune response to tumor antigens in the form of autoantibodies.