Principles and Practice of Lung Cancer: The Official Reference Text of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) / Edition 4

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive, current reference on lung cancer, with contributions from the world's foremost surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, and basic scientists. Coverage includes complete information on combined modality treatments for small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and on complications of treatment and management of metastases. Emphasis is also given to early detection, screening, prevention, and new imaging techniques.

This edition has expanded thoracic oncology chapters including thymus, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumors, more detailed discussion of targeted agents, and state-of-the-art information on newer techniques in radiotherapy. Other highlights include more international contributors and greater discussion of changes in lung cancer management in each region of the world. A new editor, Giorgio Scagliotti, MD from the University of Turin, has coordinated the accounts of European activities.

A companion website includes the full text online and an image bank.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781773652
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1040
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

LUNG CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY: The Etiology & Epidemiology of Lung Cancer / The Tobacco Epidemic / Nontobacco-Related Lung Carcinogenesis / Genetic Susceptibility to Lung Cancer
LUNG CANCER BIOLOGY: An Overview of the Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer / Genomic Alterations in Lung Cancer / Epigenetic Changes in Lung Cancer: Pathobiological & Clinical Aspects / Molecular Events Surrounding the Angiogenic Switch of Lung Cancer / Applications of Proteomics to Management of Lung Cancer / Molecular Prognostication of Lung Cancer / Examining the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis in Human Lung Cancers / Lung Cancer & Its Microenvironment / Mouse Models of Lung Cancer / Cell Cycle & Vascular Targets for Radiotherapy
SCREENING & PREVENTION: Population-Based Lung Cancer Prevention: An Overview / Screening for Lung Cancer / Low-Dose CT Screening: Experiences from the Randomized Population-Based Nelson Screening Trial / Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Benign & Malignant Tumors of the Lung / Early Detection of Lung Cancer Using Bronchoscopy / Evolving Early Detection Modalities in Lung Cancer Screening / Molecular Carcinogenesis & Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer
PATHOLOGY: Molecular & Cellular Pathology of Lung Cancer
PRESENTATION, DIAGNOSIS & STAGING: Clinical Presentation of Non-Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung / Clinical Presentation of Small Cell Lung Cancer / Gender-Related Differences in Lung Cancer / Conventional Imaging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / PET in Lung Cancer / Bronchoscopy in Diagnosis & Evaluation of Lung Cancer / Surgical Evaluation of the Mediastinum / The International Staging System for Lung Cancer
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF LUNG CANCER: Minimally Invasive Techniques for Management of Lung Cancer / Extent of Resection for Stage I Lung Cancer / Management of Ground-Glass Opacity Lesions / Management of Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer & Pancoast Tumors / Vertebral Body Resection / Surgical Management of Second Primary & Metastatic Lung Cancer / Percutaneous Therapeutic Technologies for Medically Inoperable Lung Cancer / Surgical Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer / Complications of Surgery for Lung Cancer
RADIATION THERAPY & LUNG CANCER: Physical Basis of Modern Radiotherapy: Dose & Volume / Biological Basis of Fractionation & Timing of Radiotherapy / Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer: Stages IIIA & IIIB / Stereotactic Techniques for Lung Cancer Treatment / Radiation Treatment-Related Lung Damage
CHEMOTHERAPY & LUNG CANCER: Chemotherapy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Chemotherapy for Recurrent or Refractory Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Pharmacogenomics in Lung Cancer: Predictive Biomarkers for Chemotherapy
NOVEL TARGETED AGENTS & LUNG CANCER: Antiangiogenic Agents / Anti-EGFR Therapies: How to Select Patients / Other Signal Transduction Agents / Lung Cancer Vaccines / Targeted Therapies & Radiation in Lung Cancer
ADJUVANT & NEOADJUVANT APPROACHES FOR NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER: Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Completely Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Preoperative Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Preoperative Chemotherapy/Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage & Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma / Stage IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
TREATMENT OF SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER: Chemotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer / Multimodality Therapy for Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Combining Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy / Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Small Cell Lung Cancer
LUNG CANCER EMERGENCIES: Endoscopic Ablational Therapies & Stenting / Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion / Management of Overt Central Nervous System Metastases: Brain & Spinal Cord
OTHER THORACIC MALIGNANCIES: Thymoma & Thymic Carcinoma / Malignant Mesothelioma / Management of Mediastinal Tumors Not of Thymic Origin / The Spectrum of Carcinoid Tumors

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