This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, Lilly, and Merck & Co.

Use of Diagnostic Tests in Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: Skills Presentation

Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN®
University of Pennsylvania

The scope of knowledge and skills required to safely manage oncology patients today is daunting. Personalized medicine is becoming the standard of care as new molecular/genetic testing becomes available. This activity will provide advanced practitioners with an overview of histologic and molecular differentiation in the diagnosis and staging of non–small cell lung cancer, and how to apply that knowledge to the ordering and interpretation of diagnostic and molecular testing. 

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