© 2006

Tumors of the Chest

Biology, Diagnosis and Management

  • Konstantinos N. Syrigos
  • Christopher M. Nutting
  • Charis Roussos
  • The only book providing all aspects of tumors of the chest including their biology, clinical presentation and management in a comprehensive volume

  • All authors are highly recommended scientists currently pioneering lung cancer research

  • Biology and Pathogenesis of chest malignancies are presented in an easy to understand format

  • Chapters deal also with quality of life issues associated with these tumors

  • Decision making is described by presenting clearly and balanced all arguments for each approach

  • Chapters on ethical, economic and social issues associated with these tumors are included


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Epidemiologie and Etiology of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maryska L. G. Janssen-Heijnen
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gerold Bepler, Melvyn Tockman
      Pages 13-22
    4. Christine C. Maurer, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 23-39
  3. Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Jiang Liu, Michael R. Johnston
      Pages 43-56
    3. Tim Benepal, Athena Matakidou, Ying Zee, Richard Houlston, Tim Eisen
      Pages 57-66
    4. Ignacio I. Wistuba, Zhongxing Liao, Luka Milas
      Pages 67-80
    5. Ekaterini N. Politi, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 81-91
    6. Ignacio I. Wistuba, Adi F. Gazdar
      Pages 93-105
  4. Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Spyros A. Papiris, Charis Roussos
      Pages 109-120
    3. Ricardo Bello, Steven M. Keller
      Pages 145-157
    4. Yuhchyau Chen, David Gandara
      Pages 159-176
    5. Maria Werner-Wasik, Merrill Solan
      Pages 177-187
    6. Chad M. DeYoung, Martin J. Edelman
      Pages 189-197
  5. Management of Localized Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199

About this book


The purpose of the textbook, Tumors of the Chest: Biology, Diagnosis and Management, is to meticulously depict all aspects of chest tumors in a comprehensive volume format that encompasses their biology, clinical presentation and management. Lung cancer and chest malignancies demand complicated therapeutical procedures without a guaranteed cure, cause agonizing side effects and mean immense suffering for the patients and their families. Over the last decade lung cancer became the providence of the scientific specialities involved:oncology, radiology, radiotherapy, palliative, epidemiology, biology. The internationally renowned authors provide in this book a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of their experience with the latest advances in these fields. Also covered are the wide-ranging topics of management in the elderly, chemoprevention, along with ethical, social and economic issues.


Chest Neoplasms Epidemiologie Lung Cancer Oncology Pulmonary Medicine Staging Thoracic Medicine Tumor diagnosis radiology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos N. Syrigos
    • 1
  • Christopher M. Nutting
    • 2
  • Charis Roussos
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Sotiria General HospitalAthens Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  2. 2.Royal Marsden NHS Trust HospitalsLondonUK
  3. 3.Evangelismos General HospitalAthens Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  4. 4.Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tumors of the Chest
  • Book Subtitle Biology, Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Konstantinos N. Syrigos
    Christopher M. Nutting
    C. Roussos
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-31039-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-31040-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 685
  • Number of Illustrations 80 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Nuclear Medicine
    Internal Medicine
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


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)