Lung Cancer

ISBN : 9780199935932

Apar K. Ganti; David E. Gerber
258 Pages
138 x 203 mm
Pub date
Aug 2013
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Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. Recently, better understanding of the biology of lung cancer has led to the development of newer targeted therapies for specific subpopulations of lung cancer patients. While this has led to multiple exciting advances that promise to improve outcomes in the future, there has also been a significant increase in the complexity of care of the lung cancer patient. Part of the Oxford American Oncology Library, this concise handbook identifies best-practice guidelines, as well as differences of opinion in the field. It presents the most current procedures for the diagnosis and management of lung cancer in a succinct and easy-to-read manner. Chapters focus on topics such as the biology, pathology, and staging of lung cancer, special populations, and supportive care. Lung Cancer is a must-have tool for busy oncologists.


1. Lung Cancer Epidemiology, Etiology, and Risk Factors
2. Biology of Lung Cancer
3. Pathology of Lung Cancer
4. Clinical Manifestations of Lung Cancer
5. Diagnostic evaluation and Staging of Lung Cancer
6. Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
7. Locally Advanced NSCLC
8. Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
9. Special Populations
10. Small Cell Lung Cancer
11. Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors
12. Mesothelioma
13. Supportive Care in Lung Cancer

About the author: 

AG: Associate Professor, University of Nebrask Medical Center; DG: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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