The IASLC lung cancer staging project: Background data and proposed criteria to distinguish separate primary lung cancers from metastatic foci in patients with two lung tumors in the forthcoming eighth edition of the TNM classification for lung cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Clinical and pathologic (i.e., after resection) criteria are presented to identify two foci as separate primary lung cancers versus a metastasis. Few features are definitive; many commonly used characteristics are suggestive but associated with a substantial rate of misclassification. Careful review by a multidisciplinary tumor board, considering all available information, is recommended.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.01.025

PubMed ID

  • 26944304

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 651

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 11

number

  • 5