Lung Cancer

1st Edition

A Practical Guide


  • Print ISBN 9780702028892

Key Features

  • Practical 'bedside' guide for the busy oncologist.
  • Includes summaries of landmark articles and reviews that have changed clinical practice.
  • Quick and easy access to the latest information on all aspects of lung cancer, clinical practice and management.

Table of Contents

History of lung cancer. Epidemiology of lung cancer. Screening for lung cancer. Imaging in lung cancer. Diagnostic techniques in lung cancer. Lung pathology. Surgery in non-small-cell lung cancer. Neoadjuvant therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer . Adjuvant chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer. Combined modality therapy for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Surgery in small-cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy in limited-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Radiation therapy for limited-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Extensive-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Malignant mesothelioma. Lung cancer in the elderly population and poor performance status. Targeted therapy in non-small-cell lung cancer. Vaccine therapy in lung cancer. Palliative treatment in lung cancer. Lung cancer in women.


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About the authors

Luis Raez

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Hematology/Oncology Clinics and Chemotherapy Unit (CTU), Co-Leader Thoracic Oncology Group, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Orlando Silva

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Breast Cancer Education, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL