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Study Publications

LIFE & VALID Lung Studies

LIFE and VALID Lung Studies

The LIFE & VALID Lung Studies generated data that the Epidemiology Branch and its collaborators published in peer-reviewed journal articles. To find out more about the study, please click the following links to journal articles and abstracts.


  1. Flake GP, Rivera MP, Funkhouser WK, Slebos RJC, Maygarden SJ, Meadows KL, Long EH, Stockton PS, Jones TC, Taylor JA. Detection of pre-invasive lung cancer: Technical aspects of the LIFE Project. Toxicologic Pathology 2007 35:65-74. [Abstract]
  2. Yim HW, Slebos RJC, Randell SH, Umbach DM, Parsons AM, Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC, Taylor JA. Smoking is associated with increased telomerase activity in short-term cultures of human bronchial epithelial cells. Cancer Letters 2007 246:24-33. [Abstract]


  1. Slebos RJC, Livanos E, Yim H-W, Randell SH, Parsons AM, Detterbeck FC, Rivera MP, Taylor JA. Chromosomal abnormalities in bronchial epithelium from smokers, non-smokers and lung cancer patients. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. 2005 159:137-42. [Abstract]


  1. Slebos RJC, Umbach DM, Sommer CA, Horner GA, Choi JY, Taylor JA. Analytical and statistical methods to evaluate microsatellite allelic imbalance in small amounts of DNA. Lab. Invest. 2004 84:648-57. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
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