Lung Cancer

Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews

  • Barbara Driscoll

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William N. Rom, Kam-Meng Tchou-Wong
      Pages 3-26
  3. Detection of Altered Tumor Markers in Clinical Samples for Diagnosis and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Molecular Methods for Prognostic Detection of Altered Tumor Markers: Clinical Implications

      1. Takashi Kijima, Gautam Maulik, Ravi Salgia
        Pages 29-38
      2. Manfred Volm, Reet Koomägi, Werner Rittgen
        Pages 39-51
      3. Barbara G. Campling, Wafik S. El-Deiry
        Pages 53-77
      4. Xifeng Wu, Matthew B. Schabath, Margaret R. Spitz
        Pages 121-133
      5. Dennis E. Niewoehner, Jeffrey B. Rubins
        Pages 135-141
    3. Molecular Methods for Prognostic Detection of Altered Lung Tumor Markers in Clinical Samples

About this book


Molecular-based laboratory methods can help significantly in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, a leading cause of death worldwide. In Lung Cancer, Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews, leading physicians, scientists, and noted researchers describe step-by-step techniques for lung cancer diagnosis based on the molecular analysis of clinical samples. These experts review currently accepted treatments and outline a variety of novel therapies, including treatments based on gene therapy, immunotherapy, and chemoprevention, and show how these newly improved techniques can give a better appreciation of the prognosis associated with the particular mutation uncovered by the technique. These methods use a variety of molecular techniques, including the manipulation of gene expression and the alteration of immune status, to combat lung cancer. A companion volume, Lung Cancer, Volume 1: Molecular Pathology Methods and Reviews, illuminates the etiology of lung cancer and provides reliable techniques for detecting the responsible genetic mutations at the cellular, DNA, and protein levels.
Comprehensive and informative, Lung Cancer, Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews illuminates how molecular approaches can and are being applied to the diagnosis of lung cancer. Together, these two volumes constitute an unprecedented resource for those who wish to better understand how this disease is being diagnosed and treated, and what novel techniques may be available to improve both processes.

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Driscoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Children#x2019;s HospitalLos Angeles

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-920-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-324-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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