Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of lung cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of lung cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues, genetics, radiology, surgery, reconstruction, chemotherapy, and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors representing a range of disciplines, is a valuable resource for physicians, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and all health care providers involved in the treatment of lung cancer. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management summarizes the state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of lung cancer and describes an approach for optimal multidisciplinary care for individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer or who are at higher risk to develop lung cancer.
Series Foreword; Preface, 1. Overview; 2. Multidisciplinary Primary Care Approach to the Management of Lung Cancer: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; 3. Pathology of Lung Cancer; 4. The New Lung Cancer Staging System; 5. Lung Cancer Screening and Prevention of Cancer; 6. Imaging in Lung Cancer; Treatment According to Stage: 7. Early Stage Local Disease NSCLC, Surgical Therapy Options; 8. Is There a Role for Surgical Treatment in Patients with Local Small Cell Lung Cancer?; 9. Evaluation, Management and Medical Therapy of Small Cell lung Cancer; 10. Stages IB to IIIA NSCLC: The Case for Induction vs. Adjuvant Chemotherapy; 11. Stage IIIA Disease: The Case Against Surgical Involvement; 12. Stage IIIA: The Case for Surgical Involvement; 13. Stage IIIB and IV: Potential Surgical Opportunities to Improve Survival and the Data Supporting This; 14. Stage IIIB and IV Disease NSCLC: Primary Therapy; 15. Stage IIIB and IV Disease NSCLC: Recurrent Disease; 16. Conformal Radiation Therapy for NSCLC and Small Cell Lung Cancer: Primary and Metastatic and Recurrent Disease; 17. Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for Primary and Metastatic and Recurrent Disease; Special Circumstances: 18. Tracheobronchial Cancers: Brachytherapy, Laser Resection, Endobronchial Resection, PDT; 19. Targeting Pathways in NSCLC and SCLS; 20. Role of Personalized Medicine: Now and the Future; 21. Lung Cancer in the Elderly; 22. Lung Cancer in Minorities; 23. Immunological Approaches to the Treatment of Lung Cancer; 24. Multidisciplinary Approach to Palliative Management and Symptom Management of Disease; 25. Multidisciplinary approaches to the Psycho-oncologic Management of Disease; 26. Multidisciplinary Management in the Community Setting; 27. Future Directions in the Multidisciplinary Management of Lung Cancer