The purpose of this textbook is to meticulously depict all aspects of chest tumors in a comprehensive volume format that encompasses their biology, clinical presentation and management. It is the only book to do this. Chapters of specific interest have also been included to cover such wide-ranging topics as management of the elderly and chemoprevention, along with ethical, social and financial issues associated with such tumors. All participating authors, selected from an international panel of highly regarded scientists currently pioneering lung cancer research, are major contributors in the area of expertise they have been chosen to present.
Written for: Oncologists, internists, health professional working on respiratory medicine
- Chest Neoplasms
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Thoracic Medicine
Table of contents
Section I: Epidemiology and Etiology of Lung Cancer.- Section II: Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer.-Section III: Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer.- Section IV: Management of Localised Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section V: Management of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section VI: Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section VII: Novel Therapeutic Modalities in the Management of Lung Cancer.- Section VIII: Mesothelioma.- Sectio IX: Pallitaion Lung Cancer Patients.- Section X : Social Issues in the Management of Lung Cancer.
From the reviews:
"Tumors of the Chest offers clinicians a systematic overview of developments in the field, ranging from basic science to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. … A particular strength of the book is the material devoted to treatment of the elderly … and to palliative care. … it will serve as a useful overview for junior oncologists and physicians interested in the management of cancers of the thorax." (Alan Sandler, The New England Journal of Medicine, March, 2007)