Separation of small-cell from non-small-cell lung cancer. The Southeastern Cancer Study Group pathologists' experience.


Journal Article

We reviewed the pathology materials from 691 patients with lung cancer who participated in therapy protocols with the Southeastern Cancer Study Group. We found good agreement (94%) between pathologists over the separation of small-cell carcinomas from non-small-cell carcinomas. Thus, oncologists and cooperative groups should rely on their local pathologists' diagnoses for the major choices of therapies in lung cancer and realize that there remain a small number of overlapping tumors that are not uniformly diagnosed by routine light microscopy and that require more sophisticated techniques if their diagnosis is to be accurate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vollmer, RT; Ogden, L; Crissman, JD

Published Date

  • October 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 792 - 794

PubMed ID

  • 6089696

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6089696

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9985


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States