Table 3.

Comparison of cytology and FISH with HYAL2 or FHIT probes for the detection of lung cancer in sputum specimen

38 sputum from lung cancer patients
18 cytology positive20 cytology negative
No. sputum that are positive by HYAL2 alone85
No. sputum that are positive by FHIT alone75
No. sputum that are positive by both HYAL2 and FHIT31