Silvestri GA, Vachani A, Whitney D, Elashoff M, Porta Smith K, Ferguson JS, Parsons E, Mitra N, Brody J, Lenburg ME, Spira A. A Bronchial Genomic Classifier for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Lung Cancer. The New England journal of medicine. 2015 Jul 16;373(373). 243-51. PMID: 25981554 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4838273 NIHMSID: NIHMS711761.
Bronchoscopy is frequently nondiagnostic in patients with pulmonary lesions suspected to be lung cancer. This often results in additional invasive testing, although many lesions are benign. We sought to validate a bronchial-airway gene-expression classifier that could improve the diagnostic performance of bronchoscopy.