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Anne-Sophie Lamort receives best poster award for project on lung adenocarninoma

Anne-Sophie Lamort, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Group “Molecular Lung Carcinogenesis” (Stathopoulos Lab) at the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and Comprehensive Pneumology Center, ranked first at the distinguished poster award competition at the ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) in Estoril, Portugal.

Anne-Sophie Lamort, ILBD, Helmholtz Zentrum München

She presented the award winning poster on the subject “Molecular hallmarks of smoking in the Gauting lung adenocarcinoma“. By analyzing 200 resected patients with Lung Adenocarcinoma (LUAD) the group obtained causative pathogenic signatures specific to smokers and never-smokers. Currently, these molecular signatures are missing. 

The team pointed a dual pathogenesis of LUAD. One mechanism of tumor development is smoking-related and the second is likely related to environmental/endogenous factors. Within these factors the team selected molecular parameters that are together able to characterize LUAD tumors with a confidence of 84%.

The 18th ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) took place in march 5 - 8, 2020 at Estoril, Portugal and was dedicated to the topic “Metabolic alterations in lung ageing and disease“. The LSC is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science and offers a unique opportunity to network with peers from across the globe and presents cutting-edge abstracts on novel experimental lung research.

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