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Acad Pathol. 2017 Jul 24;4:2374289517705950. doi: 10.1177/2374289517705950. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung.

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Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see


morphologic features; organ system pathology; paraneoplastic syndrome; pathology competencies; pulmonary neoplasia; squamous cell carcinoma

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