Impact of the College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology clinical practice guidelines for EGFR and ALK testing in lung cancer in Canada

D.N. Ionescu

Abstract


This paper summarizes the practical impact of the College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology lung cancer biomarkers guidelines on the lung cancer approach in Canada, providing possible practical solutions for other similar health care systems in which scientific reality needs to be constantly balanced against economic reality.


Keywords


Lung cancer; College of American Pathologists; CAP; International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; IASLC; Association for Molecular Pathology; AMP; guidelines

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.20.1568

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