Lung Cancer

Treatment and Research

  • Karen L.┬áReckamp

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 170)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Geena X. Wu, Dan J. Raz
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Edwin Parra-Cuentas, Ignacio I. Wistuba
    Pages 25-46
  4. Gavitt A. Woodard, Kirk D. Jones, David M. Jablons
    Pages 47-75
  5. Osita I. Onugha, Jay M. Lee
    Pages 77-104
  6. Sagus Sampath
    Pages 105-118
  7. Martin F. Dietrich, David E. Gerber
    Pages 119-149
  8. Lingling Du, Saiama N. Waqar, Daniel Morgensztern
    Pages 151-163
  9. Thomas E. Stinchcombe
    Pages 165-182
  10. Gabriel Rivera, Heather A. Wakelee
    Pages 183-202
  11. Emily H. Castellanos, Leora Horn
    Pages 203-223
  12. Arvind M. Shinde, Azadeh Dashti
    Pages 225-250
  13. Archana Rao, Namita Sharma, Ajeet Gajra
    Pages 251-284
  14. Megan E. Daly, Jonathan W. Riess
    Pages 285-300
  15. Erica B. Bernhardt, Shadia I. Jalal
    Pages 301-322

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer development and progression that determine therapeutic interventions in the era of genomics, when the rapid evolution in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment necessitates critical review of new results to integrate advances into practice.  The text opens with background and emerging information regarding the molecular biology of lung cancer pathogenesis.  Updated results regarding lung cancer prevention and screening are discussed, followed by chapters on diagnostic techniques and pathological evaluation.  This leads on to a detailed presentation of treatment modalities, from surgery and radiation therapy to standard chemotherapy and targeted agents. The coverage includes resistance to therapy and the emergence of immunotherapy for lung cancer; in addition, the current evidence in respect of small cell lung cancer is summarized.  The book presents insights from experts across disciplines to emphasize the importance of collaborative care.  Advances in our understanding of issues in geriatric oncology and palliative care complete the comprehensive discussion of lung cancer.

Keywords

Genomics Lung cancer Lung neoplasms, Diagnosis Lung neoplasms, Staging Lung neoplasms, Treatment Precision medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen L.┬áReckamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyCity of HopeDuarteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40389-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40387-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40389-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-8497
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