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Tumors of the Chest

Biology, Diagnosis and Management

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  • 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

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Table of contents (57 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Epidemiology of Lung Cancer

      • Maryska L. G. Janssen-Heijnen
      Pages 3-12
    3. Screening Programs for Lung Cancer

      • Gerold Bepler, Melvyn Tockman
      Pages 13-22
    4. Biology of Tobacco and Smoking

      • Christine C. Maurer, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 23-39
  3. Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41
    2. Laboratory Models of Lung Cancer

      • Jiang Liu, Michael R. Johnston
      Pages 43-56
    3. Genetics of Lung Cancer: Current Thinking on Genetic Predisposition to the Disease and Response to Treatment

      • Tim Benepal, Athena Matakidou, Ying Zee, Richard Houlston, Tim Eisen
      Pages 57-66
    4. Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer

      • Ignacio I. Wistuba, Zhongxing Liao, Luka Milas
      Pages 67-80
    5. Preneoplastic Lesions of the Lung

      • Ekaterini N. Politi, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 81-91
    6. Pathology of Lung Cancer

      • Ignacio I. Wistuba, Adi F. Gazdar
      Pages 93-105
  4. Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. Clinical Presentation of Lung Cancer

      • Spyros A. Papiris, Charis Roussos
      Pages 109-120
    3. Surgical Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      • Ricardo Bello, Steven M. Keller
      Pages 145-157
    4. Molecular Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      • Yuhchyau Chen, David Gandara
      Pages 159-176
    5. Clinical Prognostic Factors in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      • Maria Werner-Wasik, Merrill Solan
      Pages 177-187
    6. Prognostic Factors for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      • 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.

Keywords

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

Reviews

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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sotiria General Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

    Konstantinos N. Syrigos

  • Royal Marsden NHS Trust Hospitals, London, UK

    Christopher M. Nutting

  • Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

    Charis Roussos

  • Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Charis Roussos

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Tumors of the Chest

  • Book Subtitle: Biology, Diagnosis and Management

  • Editors: Konstantinos N. Syrigos, Christopher M. Nutting, Charis Roussos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31040-1

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

  • 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: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-31040-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout