Description of Medical ServiceTesting for EGFR gene mutation in patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC.
Description of Medical ConditionLung cancer is the second leading cause of premature death for all Australians and is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. NSCLC cancer accounts for over 80% of all lung cancer cases, and is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage when surgical resection may no longer be amenable.
Reason for ApplicationAmendment to MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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