What are the guidelines for molecular testing in the workup of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2021
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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According to new international evidence-based guidelines jointly published by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), all lung cancer patients with adenocarcinomas should be tested for the genetic abnormalities that indicate suitability for treatment with targeted agents, irrespective of clinical variables such as sex, ethnicity, or smoking status. [57]


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