Table 2

Cell type, stage, and location information for lung cancer samples (n = 78)

n%Samples with diagnostic bronchoscopy
Cell Type
 SCLC1464.3
 NSCLC (unknown subtype)1560.0
 Squamous2755.6
 Adenocarcinoma1833.3
 Large cell carcinoma425.0
Stage
 Unknown10.0
 I1435.7
 II250.0
 III2552.0
 IV2254.5
Location
 Central2871.4
 Peripheral4940.8
 Other*10.0

NOTE: The percentage of samples in each grouping where bronchoscopy yielded diagnostic cytopathology for lung cancer is reported.

Abbreviations: SCLC, small cell lung cancer; NSCLC, non–small cell lung cancer.

  • *Radiographic findings that cannot be characterized as central versus peripheral.