Malignant Tumors of the Lung: Evidence-Based Management

Malignant Tumors of the Lung: Evidence-Based Management

By: Jean-Paul Sculier (editor), Willard A. Fry (editor)Hardback

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Lung cancer is the neoplastic disease with the highest mortality numbers in the world. The disease is very common in industrialized countries. This textbook synthesizes the basic science of lung cancer with state-of-the-art accounts of diagnosis and treatment. Written by a distinguished panel of experts from Europe, Asia, and North America, it covers all of the most important fields: biology, pathology, epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, therapy, supportive care, and prognosis. All physicians caring for patients with lung cancer, especially surgeons, chest physicians, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists, will find a wealth of information that meets their needs. Whenever possible, the principles of evidence-based medicine are followed by providing data from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, methodology-based guidelines, and randomized clinical trials.


Epidemiology, biology and pathology: Molecular and cell biology. Useful biomarkers. Pathology. Incidence and epidemiological data. Smoking and tobacco control. Professional risks and environment factors.- Early detection, diagnosis and staging: Radiological screening. Endoscopy detection. Clinical presentation and paraneoplastic syndromes. Differential diagnosis. Imaging (RX, CT, MRI, US). PET scan. Pathological diagnosis obtention. Mediastinal staging. Operability assessment. TNM staging.- Treatment: Non small cell lung cancer. Surgery. Neoadjuvant treatments. Adjuvant treatments. Elective radiotherapy. Chemotherapy. Salvage therapy. Small cell lung carcinoma. Limited disease. Extensive disease. Preventive cranial irradiation. Salvage therapy. Chemoprevention. Endoscopic treatments. Biological treatments.- Complications and supportive care: BM aplasia. SVCS. Airway obstruction. Malignant pleural effusion. Symptomatic treatment. Palliative care.- Prognosis: NSCLC prognosis. SCLC prognosis.

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  • ISBN13: 9783540438878
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9783540438878
  • weight: 1155
  • ISBN10: 3540438874

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