Tumors of the Chest

Biology, Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Syrigos, Konstantinos N., Nutting, Christopher M., Roussos, C. (Eds.)

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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.

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"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)


Table of contents (57 chapters)

Table of contents (57 chapters)
  • Epidemiology of Lung Cancer

    Pages 3-12

    Janssen-Heijnen, Maryska L. G.

  • Screening Programs for Lung Cancer

    Pages 13-22

    Bepler, Gerold (et al.)

  • Biology of Tobacco and Smoking

    Pages 23-39

    Maurer, Christine C. (et al.)

  • Laboratory Models of Lung Cancer

    Pages 43-56

    Liu, Jiang (et al.)

  • Genetics of Lung Cancer: Current Thinking on Genetic Predisposition to the Disease and Response to Treatment

    Pages 57-66

    Benepal, Tim (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tumors of the Chest
Book Subtitle
Biology, Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • Konstantinos N. Syrigos
  • Christopher M. Nutting
  • C. Roussos
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31040-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31040-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 685
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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