Cancer is a genetic disease caused by an accumulation of mutations, however many of these mutations have been identified in pathologically normal tissue. We aim to use laser-capture microscopy (LCM) to sample individual clones from lung tissue to identify whether cancer-associated mutations appear in this normal tissue, assess the mutational burden present, and identify the mutational processes causing these mutations. We will deeply sample from individuals with smoking-related lung diseases (COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer) and those without smoking history. This will allow us to determine how these processes are different between these groups of individuals, and gain insight into the earliest stages of tumor development.
- Type: Other
- Archiver: European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA)