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Expert Explains Pivotal Role of Pulmonologists in Lung Cancer Care

Gina Columbus @ginacolumbusonc
Published: Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017

Arthur Sung, MD

Arthur Sung, MD
Technological advancements, including endobronchial ultrasounds, have played a part in more effectively diagnosing patients with lung cancer, as well as obtaining any molecular abnormalities they may harbor. However, challenges still arise among interventional pulmonologists regarding appropriate staging language.

on Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer. 

OncLive®: What did you focus on in your overview?

Sung: I concentrated on the diagnostic aspect of interventional pulmonology. We have a group of pulmonologists, oncologists, and other specialists involved in lung cancer care [at Stanford Medicine]. The topic, specifically, is endobronchial ultrasound; it is an advancement of the more traditional bronchoscopy where a camera is put into the windpipe and beyond to look for abnormalities of the airway.
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