Silvestri GA, Tanner NT, Kearney P, Vachani A, Massion PP, Porter A, Springmeyer SC, Fang KC, Midthun D, Mazzone PJ. Assessment of Plasma Proteomics Biomarker's Ability to Distinguish Benign From Malignant Lung Nodules: Results of the PANOPTIC (Pulmonary Nodule Plasma Proteomic Classifier) Trial. Chest. 2018 Dec;154(154). 491-500. PMID: 29496499 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6689113
Lung nodules are a diagnostic challenge, with an estimated yearly incidence of 1.6 million in the United States. This study evaluated the accuracy of an integrated proteomic classifier in identifying benign nodules in patients with a pretest probability of cancer (pCA) ≤ 50%.