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Assessment of Surgical sTaging versus Endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound in lung cancer: a Randomised controlled trial (ASTER)
Project title: Assessment of Surgical sTaging versus Endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound in lung cancer: a Randomised controlled trial (ASTER)
Call to action: 06/302 HTA Clinical Trials - Diagnostic, Technologies & Screening Panel
Research type: Primary Research
Contractor: Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Started: December 2007 | Status: Published April 2012
Study finds that endosonography (followed by surgical staging if negative) is more sensitive than surgical staging alone in the diagnostic staging of patients with potentially operative non-small cell lung cancer, and that the endosonography strategy is slightly more effective and less expensive.
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