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Precision medicine for lung cancer: role of the surgical pathologist.
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PMID:  23020720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Precision medicine is altering the traditional role of the surgical pathologist in caring for patients with lung cancer. Diagnosing specific cell type is now a foundation for selecting lung cancers for predictive-biomarker testing by molecular techniques. Using conventional techniques and familiar equipment, the surgical pathologist's role goes beyond this important step and will include screening for, and possibly diagnosis of, predictive biomarkers as we illustrate for one predictive biomarker. Pathologists should embrace the innovations described at the Houston Lung Symposium but must recognize that their traditional expertise will be an important component of precision medicine for the foreseeable future.
Philip T Cagle; Jeffrey Myers
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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:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1186-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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