Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985, XII, 174 p. 15 illus.
Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
At first glance it appears that little has happened in our understanding of bronchogenic carcinoma, since five year survival rates have not changed appreciably over the past ten years. This is partially true, however the depth of our understanding has increased and will continue to do so at a rapid pace over the next five to ten years. Information on the basic tumor biology, identification of important groups at high risk and im proved delivery of cytotoxic agents in the treatment of lung cancer, will all add to improve the outcome. The purpose of this text is to provide useful background information and to serve as a reference for approaching the patient with lung cancer. Therefore it will serve as a review for some and as a beginning for others. An important starting point in any discussion of lung cancer is an epidemiological survey of the topic (Chapter I). For those who do not avoid the hazards and present with symptoms, what is the most logical approach in determining the diagnosis (Chapter II). This chapter is intended to provide a general overview of the subjects covered in detail in the remainder of the text.
I Epidemiology of Lung Cancer..- II Approach to the Patient with Lung Cancer. (With 1 Figure).- III Lung Cancer: Considerations Related to Gross Anatomy..- IV Pathologic Aspects of Lung Cancer..- V Diagnostic Workup. (With 8 Figures).- VI Radiation Therapy in Cancer of the Lung. (With 10 Figures).- VII Results of Clinical Trials and Basis for Future Therapeutics. (With 2 Figures).- VIII Redefining Clinical Research. (With 22 Figures).