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HTA - 06/302/216

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

Chief investigator: Dr Robert RintoulORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-3875-3780

Lead Author: Professor Linda SharplesORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-0894-966X

Contractor: Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cost: £76,550.63

Co-investigators: Dr Alistair Grant, Dr Doris Rassl, Dr Joseph Arrowsmith, Dr Nicholas Carroll, Mr Francis Wells, Mr Matthew Dyer, Ms Jane Elliott, Professor Linda Sharples.

Started: December 2007 | Status: Published April 2012

ISRCTN: 97311620

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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