The positive impact of cytological specimens for EGFR mutation testing in non-small cell lung cancer: a single South East Asian laboratory's analysis of 670 cases

B Pang, M Dettmer, D Matthias, C W Ong, A N Dhewar, S Gupta, G L Lim, M E Nga, J E Seet, A Qasim, T M Chin, R Soo, R Soong, M Salto-Tellez

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Abstract

To compare the rejection rates of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) samples obtained by differing sampling methods for testing by Sanger sequencing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. To assess the association between unsatisfactory outcomes and the quantity of DNA extracted from cytological versus histological samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-36
Number of pages8
JournalGBER, Global Built Environment Review (issn: 1474-6824)
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Keywords

  • Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
  • Exons
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Humans
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Middle Aged
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Mutation
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Male
  • Female

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