See related article on pages 344–53, this issue.
Standardizing preanalytical variables for molecular cytopathology
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2013
© 2013 American Cancer Society
Volume 121, Issue 7, pages 341–343, July 2013
How to Cite
da Cunha Santos, G. (2013), Standardizing preanalytical variables for molecular cytopathology. Cancer Cytopathology, 121: 341–343. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21290
- Issue published online: 12 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 2013
Standardized protocols for the fixation and handling of cytological specimens are required for reliable, consistent, and robust molecular test results for the assessment of biomarkers to direct patient selection for targeted therapies. This editorial discusses the strengths and limitations of the article by Dejmek et al with regard to this topic.