Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer

Posted On 2020-07-03 09:37:15

This series on “Neoadjuvant/Adjuvant Treatment for Early Breast Cancer” is edited by Dr. Fabien Maldonado and Dr. Robert Lentz, from Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.

It is our sincere hope that these state-of-the-art reviews on relevant and debated topics in lung nodule management will stimulate discussions, encourage research and inform clinical decisions to hopefully ultimately improve patient care. We believe that thoughtful and cautious implementation of these novel strategies will eventually contribute to clarify the nature of indeterminate lung lesions, or at least reduce uncertainty to a manageable level.

Editorial on Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer
Reducing uncertainty to a manageable level: the need for a nuanced and patient-centric approach to lung nodule management in the 21st century
Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz

Review Article on Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer
Evaluating the efficacy of bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer
David M. DiBardino, Anil Vachani, Lonny Yarmus

Bronchoscopic biopsy of peripheral pulmonary lesions in 2020: a review of existing technologies
James M. Katsis, Otis B. Rickman, Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz

Navigational bronchoscopy: a guide through history, current use, and developing technology
Joseph Cicenia, Sameer K. Avasarala, Thomas R. Gildea

Cone beam navigation bronchoscopy: the next frontier
George Z. Cheng, Lihua Liu, Matthew Nobari, Russell Miller, Momen Wahidi

Robotic bronchoscopy for pulmonary lesions: a review of existing technologies and clinical data
Abhinav Agrawal, D. Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu

Bronchoscopic tissue yield for advanced molecular testing: are we getting enough?
Pattraporn Tajarernmuang, Linda Ofiara, Stéphane Beaudoin, Anne V. Gonzalez

Approaches to lung nodule risk assessment: clinician intuition versus prediction models
Adam H. Fox, Nichole T. Tanner

Do we need to see to believe?—radiomics for lung nodule classification and lung cancer risk stratification
Ali Khawaja, Brian J. Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Ronald A. Karwoski, Cyril Varghese, Fabien Maldonado, Tobias Peikert

Noninvasive biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis, where do we stand?
Michael N. Kammer, Pierre P. Massion

Standardizing education in interventional pulmonology in the midst of technological change
Waqas Aslam, Hans J. Lee, Carla R. Lamb

The series “Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Fabien Maldonado and Robert J. Lentz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.