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Predicting Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Prospective External and Temporal Validation of the HAL and HOMER Models

Gabriela Martinez-Zayas, Francisco A Almeida, Lonny Yarmus, Daniel Steinfort, Donald R Lazarus, Michael J Simoff, Timothy Saettele, Septimiu Murgu, Tarek Dammad, D Kevin Duong, Lakshmi Mudambi, Joshua J Filner, Sofia Molina, Carlos Aravena, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Asha Bonney, Adriana M Rueda, Labib G Debiane, D Kyle Hogarth, Harmeet Bedi Show all

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Two models, the Help with the Assessment of Adenopathy in Lung cancer (HAL) and Help with Oncologic Mediastinal Evaluation for Radiation (HOMER), were recently developed to estimate the probability of nodal disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as determined by endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The objective of this study was to prospectively externally validate both models at multiple centers. RESEARCH QUESTION: Are the HAL and HOMER models valid across multiple centers? STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This multicenter prospective observational cohort study enrolled consecutive patients with PET-CT clinical-radiographic stages..

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