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Collecting EGFR status from molecular testing laboratories

Overview:

EGFR status is an increasingly important analysis for patients diagnosed with lung cancer. The receptor status and mutation identified helps to ensure that each patient receives the appropriate treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. This project collects data from all testing laboratories that provide this service in England and links this information to the data collected by the National Cancer Registration Service (NCRAS). This combined comprehensive data source now provides the facility to assess the uptake and use of these molecular tests across the whole of England and allows correlation of this intervention with outcome and treatment pathways. It also allows identification of in-equitable provision and highlights the potential benefits of appropriate early testing and triage.

In collaboration with:

AstraZeneca, NCRAS

Timeframe:

Ongoing 

 

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