Pathologic Assessment of NSCLC

Managing patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) across the disease continuum is a complex task. Clinicians need to be aware of recent developments in lung cancer screening, as well as the risks and benefits of LDCT screening, so they can appropriately manage their at-risk patients.

For patients diagnosed with cancer, complete pathologic evaluation and staging of the disease is required to ensure appropriate initial and ongoing management.  Oncologists need to be aware of the most recent data regarding molecular testing so that optimal therapies can be selected for patients with NSCLC. Recent updates in the management of patients with advanced NSCLC point to specific interventions for advanced disease, including how to select the most appropriate first-line, maintenance, second-line, and third-line systemic therapy.  Clinicians should be familiar with the use of appropriate treatment options in the management of patients with ALK-positive or EGFR-positive tumors.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinical professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the process for determining histology and performing molecular testing for patients with advanced NSCLC
Additional information

Supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Supported by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Genentech, USA; and Lilly USA, LLC.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 Participation
  • 0.20 Nurse
  • 0.25 Pharmacist
  • 0.25 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Rudy P. Lackner, MD
UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at
The Nebraska Medical Center

Available Credit

  • 0.25 Participation
  • 0.20 Nurse
  • 0.25 Pharmacist
  • 0.25 Physician


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Required Hardware/software

To access this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video and audio playback
  • Adobe Reader for certificate viewing/printing