Establishing the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

A clinical practice guideline for the screening and diagnostic assessment of small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. The guideline examines diagnostic procedures, including transthoracic needle aspiration and sputum cytology, with reference to tumour size, location, and patient risk factors. Outcomes of interest include increased diagnostic accuracy, specifically in malignant pleural effusions.