Multi—Disciplinary Treatment for Lung Cancer: Prospects for Increased Cure Rates in the Next Decade

  • L. A. Price
  • Bridget T. Hill
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 14)


The overall cure rate in lung cancers has not improved·for several decades in spite of the most expert surgery and radiation therapy (1,2). This is because most patients with apparently localised tumours have disseminated micrometastases at presentation. These metastases cannot be detected by current diagnostic techniques. The relationship between our ability to detect tumours in relation to their biological development and the death of the host is illustrated diagramatically in Figure 1.


Lung Cancer Small Cell Lung Cancer Tumour Stem Cell Nitrogen Mustard Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation 
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  • L. A. Price
    • 1
  • Bridget T. Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

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