The complexity of lung cancer: implications for pathologists and oncologists

Speaker: Keith Kerr

K. Kerr offers an interesting insight into the complexities of the morphology of lung cancer and the consequent difficulties in rendering correct diagnosis, highlighting the importance of the relation between oncologists and pathologists.

Discussion Points

  • What issues are there in the morphological pathology classification of lung cancer?
  • Why is the molecular pathology of lung cancer so complex?
  • What challenges does this pose on properly training pathologists?
  • What is the 'ideal' collaboration between pathologists and lung cancer clinicians?