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Classification of lung cancer: proposals for change?
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PMID:  23020721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Clinical need and developments in pathology and molecular biology require our cancer classifications to be constantly updated to keep them relevant and useful. A review of lung cancer classification is due and has been initiated with new proposals on classification of lung adenocarcinoma. Other major lung cancer types also deserve a similar consideration. As well as addressing the categories of tumor, as signed out in surgical resection specimens, recent proposals on small diagnostic-sample reporting would be an important addition to any new classification. The huge increase in data on the molecular biology of lung cancer has improved our understanding of these diseases, has driven improved therapy for some patients, and must be reflected in the way lung cancer is classified.
Keith M Kerr
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1190-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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