August 11, 2015

Study: Too many patients skip steps in lung cancer diagnosis

The study from Baptist Cancer Center and the University of Memphis in Tennessee looked at the records of 614 patients who underwent surgery for suspected lung cancer between 2009 and 2013. The researchers found that only 10% of patients had all three recommended staging tests before surgery: a CT scan, a PET/CT scan, and an invasive test (Ann Thorac Surg, August 2015, Vol. 100:2, pp. 394-400). {read more here}