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Advances in Molecular Testing Offer New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients
Date:4/3/2013

commendations for pathologists, oncologists, and other cancer health professionals on the current state-of-the-art recommendations for the molecular testing of lung cancer.

"The three organizations came together to address the variance in practice around the world about how this testing should performed," said Neal I. Lindeman , MD, director of Molecular Diagnostics at Brigham and Women's Hospital and associate professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and AMP member. "Pathologists who specialize in molecular diagnostics and lung cancer collaborated to create the guideline to minimize variation and provide greater precision in the care of patients."

The CAP Pathology & Laboratory Quality Center (the Center), a forum for developing evidence-based guidelines and consensus recommendations, provided the process for creating the guideline.  Expert panels made up of renowned worldwide leaders in the field collaborated to develop the recommendations.

"The guideline is an important step in making sure that patients benefit from the new molecular understanding of lung cancer," said Dr. Ladanyi.  "As new studies lead to further evidence-based recommendations, we hope to develop additional guidelines for other biomarkers related to this disease."

In conjunction with the publishing of the guideline, CAP, IASLC, and AMP  have developed clinical tools and resources for pathologists and oncologists that summarize the fi
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