Marianne Barnhill

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Small-cell lung cancer

I. What every physician needs to know. Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a malignant epithelial tumor of the lung/bronchus with neuroendocrine properties which morphologically appears as small, round or oval cells with scant cytoplasm and inconspicuous nucleoli. These features were the basis for 1967 WHO classification of oat cell carcinoma, which later was revised to…

Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer I. What every physician needs to know. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fewer than 18% of lung cancer patients are alive 5 years or more after diagnosis. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an epithelial malignancy of the lung/bronchus. It is distinct and separate…

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