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The Role of NGS Testing in NSCLC

Kammi Fox-Kay, MSN, RN, AOCNS, ONN-CG(T)
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator
Community Healthcare System
Munster, Indiana
Cathy Simmons, RN, BSN, ONN-CG(T)
Thoracic Oncology Navigator
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Plano, Texas
Lauren Welch, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner
Tennessee Oncology
Nashville, TN
Lauren Welch, Kammi Fox-Kay, and Cathy Simmons share their thoughts on the importance of NGS testing in patients with NSCLC. Patients do better when they receive targeted therapy first, so reflex NGS is being implemented in most institutions for patients with NSCLC, especially those with earlier disease and positive lymph nodes. Optimal communication between the pathologist and treating physicians is key to obtaining NGS results in a timely manner.

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