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.
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Table of ContentsEpidemiologie and Etiology of Lung Cancer.- Epidemiology of Lung Cancer.- Screening Programs for Lung Cancer.- Biology of Tobacco and Smoking.- Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer.- Laboratory Models of Lung Cancer.- Genetics of Lung Cancer: Current Thinking on Genetic Predisposition to the Disease and Response to Treatment.- Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer.- Preneoplastic Lesions of the Lung.- Pathology of Lung Cancer.- Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer.- Clinical Presentation of Lung Cancer.- The Role of Bronchoscopy and the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer.- Radiological Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer.- Surgical Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Molecular Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Clinical Prognostic Factors in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Prognostic Factors for Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Localized Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Surgical Management of Localized and Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Radical Radiotherapy in the Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Palliative Radiotherapy in the Management of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Integration of Radiotherapy in the Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Integration of Chemotherapy in the Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Integration of Biological Therapies in Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Non-Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Second-Line Chemotherapy for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Performance Status 2.- Targeted Therapy of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Cerebral Metastasis in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly.- Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Limited Disease Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Extensive Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Management of Relapsed Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Patients with Small-Cell Lung Cancer.- Late Effects of Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.- Novel Therapeutic Modalities in the Management of Lung Cancer.- Novel Cytotoxic Agents in the Management of Lung Cancer.- Novel Targets for Lung Cancer Therapy.- Gene Therapy for Lung Cancer.- Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Clinical Studies in Europe.- North American Cooperative Group Research Efforts in Lung Cancer.- Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer in Progress in Japan.- Mesothelioma.- Epidemiology and Etiology of Mesothelioma.- Molecular Epidemiology and Biology of Mesothelioma.- Pathology of Malignant Mesothelioma.- Surgical Management of Mesothelioma.- The Role of Chemotherapy in the Management of Mesothelioma.- Rare Tumors of the Chest.- Palliation of Lung Cancer Patients.- Quality of Life after Lung Cancer Surgery.- Pain Management in Palliative Care.- Pathophysiology and Management of Bone Metastases in Lung Cancer.- Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions.- Palliation of Dyspnea in the Terminally III Patient with Lung Cancer.- Endobronchial Treatment of Lung Cancer.- Delivering Bad News to Patients and Their Families.- Social Issues in the Management of Lung Cancer.- Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer.- Smoking Prevention and Cessation Policies.- Cost Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Interventions.- Financial Aspects of Lung Cancer.- Decision-Making in Lung Cancer.