Beijing: Chinese and international scientists have for the first time identified the three gene loci susceptible to laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), according to a statement issued by the Chinese PLA General Hospital.
The scientists used the method of genome-wide association study (GWAS)to determine the locus, Xinhua reported Thursday citing the statement.
This is the first time GWAS has been applied to laryngeal cancer research, and the successful result was published in the tenth issue of the international journal Nature Genetics in October.
The expert team includes top otolaryngology experts and neck surgery practitioners from China and abroad.
The team carried out GWAS on 993 laryngeal cancer patients. The study will help early diagnosis and molecular targeting treatment for laryngeal cancer, the statement said.