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Path-breaking innovations for lung cancer: a revolution in clinical practice

Mario Coccia ()

CERIS Working Paper from Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY -NOW- Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY

Abstract: Lung cancer is one of main cause of death worldwide and traditional chemotherapy agents have reached the maturity phase in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the evolutionary growth of knowledge patterns of vital radical innovations to treat lung cancer, driven by new technological paradigm of the targeted therapy, that have generating a revolution in clinical practice, increasing the overall survival of patients and quality of life. This new scientific pathway has evolving with an allometric process that involves a disproportionate growth of targeted therapy in relation to standard platinum-based chemotherapy alone.

JEL-codes: O33 I1 L65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages Keywords : Radical Innovation, Technological Paradigm, Clinical Practice, Molecular Biology, Lung Cancer, Targeted Therapy.
Date: 2012-06
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