Lung Cancer

Author: Apar K. Ganti


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  • ISBN: 9780199935932
  • Author: Apar K. Ganti
  • Publ Date: 2013-08-29
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  • Pages: 208
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194223

Table of Contents :

1. Lung Cancer Epidemiology, Etiology, and Risk Factors ; 2. Biology of Lung Cancer ; 3. Pathology of Lung Cancer ; 4. Clinical Manifestations of Lung Cancer ; 5. Diagnostic evaluation and Staging of Lung Cancer ; 6. Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer ; 7. Locally Advanced NSCLC ; 8. Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer ; 9. Special Populations ; 10. Small Cell Lung Cancer ; 11. Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors ; 12. Mesothelioma ; 13. Supportive Care in Lung Cancer


Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. Recently, better understanding of the biology of lung cancer has led to the development of newer targeted therapies for specific subpopulations of lung cancer patients. While this has led to multiple exciting advances that promise to improve outcomes in the future, there has also been a significant increase in the complexity of care of the lung cancer patient. Part of the Oxford American Oncology Library, this concise handbook identifies best-practice guidelines, as well as differences of opinion in the field. It presents the most current procedures for the diagnosis and management of lung cancer in a succinct and easy-to-read manner. Chapters focus on topics such as the biology, pathology, and staging of lung cancer, special populations, and supportive care. Lung Cancer is a must-have tool for busy oncologists.


This is a very good summary of pertinent topics for clinicians who treat patients with lung cancer. In addition to a basic review of epidemiology and biological mechanisms, it succinctly reviews relevant new information about targetable mutations. Doody's Notes

Author Biography:

AG: Associate Professor, University of Nebrask Medical Center; DG: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


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