Overview

NCI Definition: A solitary adenocarcinoma arising from the lung measuring 3 cm or less. It is characterized by a predominantly lepidic pattern and 5 mm or less invasion in greatest dimension. It is usually a non-mucinous adenocarcinoma, but rarely may be mucinous. [1]

Bronchioloalveolar carcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in EGFR [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

EGFR Mutation are the most common alterations in bronchioloalveolar carcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

Disease Details

Synonyms
Bronchioalveolar Lung Carcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar Carcinoma of the Lung, Bronchioalveolar Adenocarcinoma of Lung, CARCINOMA, BRONCHIOLOALVEOLAR, MALIGNANT, BAC, Bronchioloalveolar Adenocarcinoma of the Lung, Bronchiolo-Alveolar Lung Carcinoma, Bronchioloalveolar Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Bronchioloalveolar Lung Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar Carcinoma of Lung, Bronchioalveolar Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
Parent(s)
Lung Adenocarcinoma In Situ

References

1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.