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06.11.2015 | Onkologie | Onlineartikel

Genomic testing – becoming part of everyday practice

As patients with node-negative early lung cancer might be ideal candidates for sublobar resection, predictors of pathological node-negative disease were investigated in a cohort of patients with clinical stage IA NSCLC [1]. These included 502 patients with adenocarcinoma and 100 with squamous-cell carcinoma from four institutions. The relationship between lymph node status and preoperative factors, such as tumour size according to high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and the maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET/CT), was examined.

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