Lung Cancer

New type of brochoscopy: ENB

ENB (Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy) or EMN bronchoscopy is a type of bronchoscopy that uses electromagnetic guidance to project catheters into and through bronchial passages. Using a virtual, three-dimensional (3D) bronchial map from a recent CT scan and disposable catheters, it makes it possible toget to preselected spaces and to take biopsies or plan radiation.  FDA cleared it in 2004 through the 510(k) process. Studies suggest a higher success

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Veristrat: Current Status

Veristrat is a new test that was presented in April 2012. at the 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Veristrat test was validated through a retrospective analysis was performed on serum samples from advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with the combination therapy of Avastin and plus erlotinib. This means that after the study was finished, the researchers when back and checked tissue

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