EGFR and KRAS mutations in lung carcinoma: molecular testing by using cytology specimens.

@article{Billah2011EGFRAK,
  title={EGFR and KRAS mutations in lung carcinoma: molecular testing by using cytology specimens.},
  author={Shahreen Billah and John Stewart and Gregg Staerkel and Su Chen and Yun Guo Gong and Ming Guo},
  journal={Cancer cytopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to validate clinical utilization of routinely prepared cytology specimens for molecular testing to detect EGFR or KRAS mutations in lung cancer. METHODS From September 2009 to April 2010, the authors collected 209 cytology specimens from patients with lung cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Pathology. The specimens included 99 cases of endobronchial ultrasound-guided (EBUS) fine-needle aspiration (FNA), 67 cases of computed tomography… CONTINUE READING