480 pages | 44 B/W Illus.
Textbook of Lung Cancer, 2nd edition, published in association with the European Society of Medical Oncology, is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary text, which examines all aspects of this disease, with contributions from a multinational team of authors on etiology, epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology, smoking, detection and management, clinical features, staging and prognostic factors, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It provides essential information and guidance for specialist trainees in oncology, and for the many physicians and specialists involved in the field of lung cancer.
Introduction 1. Etiology of lung cancer 2. Epidemiology of lung cancer 3. Molecular biology of lung cancer 4. Prevention and screening of lung cancer 5. Tobacco policy 6. Smoking cessation policy 7. Detection and management of early lung cancer 8. Pathology 9. Clinical features, diagnosis and basic evaluation 10. Staging, classification and prognostic factors 11. Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer 11.1. Surgery 11.2. Radiotherapy 11.3. Chemotherapy 11.4. Treatment recommendations 12. Treatment of small cell lung cancer 12.1. Surgery 12.2. Radiotherapy 12.3. Chemotherapy 12.4. Treatment recommendations 13. Malignant mesothelioma 14. Therapeutic local palliation of lung tumors 15. Complications to lung cancer 16. Quality of life and supportive care 17. Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer treatment 18. The future Appendix 1 Surgical techniques Appendix II Radiotherapy techniques and planning volumes Appendix III Chenotherapy regimes.