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Lung Cancer

Treatment and Research

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  • Provides updated explanation of the molecular basis of lung cancer within the context of rapidly evolving insights

  • Integrates new information on genomics and bioinformatics that guide therapeutic decisions for the treatment of lung cancer

  • Includes expertise for special populations and emphasizes the importance of collaborative care for lung cancer

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

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Lung Cancer Screening

    • Geena X. Wu, Dan J. Raz
    Pages 1-23
  3. Diagnosis and Molecular Classification of Lung Cancer

    • Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Edwin Parra-Cuentas, Ignacio I. Wistuba
    Pages 25-46
  4. Lung Cancer Staging and Prognosis

    • Gavitt A. Woodard, Kirk D. Jones, David M. Jablons
    Pages 47-75
  5. Surgical Treatment of Lung Cancer

    • Osita I. Onugha, Jay M. Lee
    Pages 77-104
  6. Treatment: Radiation Therapy

    • Sagus Sampath
    Pages 105-118
  7. Chemotherapy for Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    • Martin F. Dietrich, David E. Gerber
    Pages 119-149
  8. Multimodality Therapy for NSCLC

    • Lingling Du, Saiama N. Waqar, Daniel Morgensztern
    Pages 151-163
  9. Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer

    • Thomas E. Stinchcombe
    Pages 165-182
  10. Resistance to Therapy

    • Gabriel Rivera, Heather A. Wakelee
    Pages 183-202
  11. Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

    • Emily H. Castellanos, Leora Horn
    Pages 203-223
  12. Palliative Care in Lung Cancer

    • Arvind M. Shinde, Azadeh Dashti
    Pages 225-250
  13. Management of Lung Cancer in the Elderly

    • Archana Rao, Namita Sharma, Ajeet Gajra
    Pages 251-284
  14. Multidisciplinary Care

    • Megan E. Daly, Jonathan W. Riess
    Pages 285-300
  15. Small Cell Lung Cancer

    • Erica B. Bernhardt, Shadia I. Jalal
    Pages 301-322

About this book

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
  • thoracic surgery
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Medical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, USA

    Karen L. Reckamp

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Lung Cancer

  • Book Subtitle: Treatment and Research

  • Editors: Karen L. Reckamp

  • Series Title: Cancer Treatment and Research

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40389-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40387-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82091-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40389-2

  • Series ISSN: 0927-3042

  • Series E-ISSN: 2509-8497

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 322

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Surgery, Radiology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-40389-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)