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[Presentation] Improving the Staging and Diagnosis of Patients With Stage III/IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Findings for Pathology and Pulmonary Medicine From a National Quality Survey

October 10, 2020

Presented at the CAP 2020 Virtual Meeting, October 10-13, 2020.


S. Michelle Shiller, DO;David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP;Nabil Chehab, PhD, MBA;Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP.4

1Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center/PathGroup-PBM, Dallas, Texas; 2Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; US Oncology Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, Maryland; 4Department of Education, Association of Community Cancer Centers, Rockville, Maryland.


Systematic staging and guideline-consistent biomarker testing are critical to the evaluation, treatment, and prognosis of stageIII/IV non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Pathologists and pulmonologists were among the key respondents to a National Quality Survey to identify barriers to ideal NSCLC care delivery that could inform process improvements.


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