An overview of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer
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An overview of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

Diana Borthwick Lung cancer nurse specialist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Edinburgh
Lavinia Magee Nurse consultant thoracic oncology, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
Sarah Smith Lung cancer nurse specialist, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol
Rachel Thomas Lung cancer nurse specialist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

This article provides an overview of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer and the types of molecular tests carried out to diagnose the disease. Lung cancer nurse specialists’ role in the treatment pathway is also discussed, as well as the guidance they can provide to help patients understand their diagnosis and its implications.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 15, 10, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2016.e1364b

Correspondence

Diana.Borthwick@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

This supplement has been commissioned and paid for by Novartis. Novartis has funded medical writing support through Nyxeon Healthcare Communications and payment to the journal for advertorial space. All authors contributed equally to the development, design and review of this article; Novartis has reviewed and approved the content

Received: 30 September 2016

Accepted: 07 November 2016

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