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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. Novel Therapeutic Modalities in the Management of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 401-401
    2. Novel Cytotoxic Agents in the Management of Lung Cancer

      • Ifigenia Tzannou, Kevin J. Harrington, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 403-417
    3. Novel Targets for Lung Cancer Therapy

      • Jill M. Siegfried, Laura P. Stabile
      Pages 419-429
    4. Gene Therapy for Lung Cancer

      • Jack A. Roth
      Pages 431-438
    5. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Clinical Studies in Europe

      • Christian Manegold, Annette Mueller, Sebastian Belle
      Pages 439-450
    6. North American Cooperative Group Research Efforts in Lung Cancer

      • Heather Wakelee, David R. Gandara
      Pages 451-461
    7. Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer in Progress in Japan

      • Ikuo Sekine, Yuichiro Ohe, Nagahiro Saijo, Tomohide Tamura
      Pages 463-469
  2. Mesothelioma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 471-471
    2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Mesothelioma

      • Spyros A. Papiris, Charis Roussos
      Pages 473-480
    3. Molecular Epidemiology and Biology of Mesothelioma

      • Riccardo Puntoni, Rosangela Filiberti
      Pages 481-491
    4. Pathology of Malignant Mesothelioma

      • Catherine M. Corbishley
      Pages 493-501
    5. Surgical Management of Mesothelioma

      • Michael S. Kent, Sebastien Gilbert, James D. Luketich
      Pages 503-513
    6. The Role of Chemotherapy in the Management of Mesothelioma

      • Julian R. Molina, Alex A. Adjei
      Pages 515-524
    7. Rare Tumors of the Chest

      • Ifigenia Tzannou, Christopher Nutting, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 525-533
  3. Palliation of Lung Cancer Patients

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 535-535
    2. Quality of Life after Lung Cancer Surgery

      • Hugo Esteva, Cristina Pecci, Nora Taubenslag Grigera, Alejandro T. Newton, Tamara Portas
      Pages 537-544
    3. Pain Management in Palliative Care

      • Eleni Plaisia, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 545-550
    4. Pathophysiology and Management of Bone Metastases in Lung Cancer

      • Evangelos Terpos, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 551-562
    5. Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions

      • Adrianni Charpidou, Kevin J. Harrington, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 563-573
    6. Palliation of Dyspnea in the Terminally III Patient with Lung Cancer

      • Spyros A. Papiris, Effrosyni D. Manali, Charis Roussos
      Pages 575-579

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

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USD 179.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-31040-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout