SESSION TITLE: Lung Cancer I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive modality to diagnose and stage nonsmall cell lung cancer. Advances in lung cancer have revealed mutations that are susceptible to targeted therapeutic agents and guidelines recommend testing for mutations. Limited information exists as to the ability of EBUS-TBNA to obtain adequate sample for next generation sequencing of nonsmall cell lung cancer. As a quality improvement initiative and feasibility study, we assessed whether EBUS-TBNA can provide sufficient material for next generation sequencing.