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Role of microRNAs in the metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including the squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma subtypes, accounts for more than 80% of primary lung cancer cases. Understanding the mechanisms underlying NSCLC metastasis is essential for the improvement of anticancer therapies. Recent studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) play very important roles in the progression of NSCLC from its initial stages to metastasis. This review discusses these central roles of miRNAs in the NSCLC metastasis.