Cancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines by Alan WeitbergCancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines by Alan Weitberg

Cancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines

EditorAlan Weitberg

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Alan B. Weitberg, MD, and a panel of internationally recognized basic scientists and clinicians present a comprehensive discussion of lung cancer, including a practice-oriented review of its diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. The contributors offer not only an understandable description of its molecular origins-an essential key to developing future therapies and preventive measures-but also rigorously discuss well-tested approaches, as well as those that are currently being evaluated for future use in both the laboratory and clinic. The book also elucidates the creation and effective deployment of treatment guidelines introduced by third party payers to improve clinical outcomes, even while lowering healthcare costs.
Title:Cancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment GuidelinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Background, Basic Science, and Evaluation of Lung CancerIncidence and Etiology: Shifting PatternsKim Josen, Richard Siegel, and David KampPathology of Lung CarcinomaMirela Stancu and N. Peter LibbeyMolecular Biology of Lung Cancer: A PrimerMirela Stancu, Thomas King, and Abby MaizelMolecular Biology of Human Lung Cancer: A Detailed AnalysisXiangyang Dong and Li MaoTechniques for the Diagnosis of Lung CancerMichael A. PasseroLung-Cancer StagingRichard Siegel, Kim Josen, and Sigmund WeitzmanPart II. Treatment: Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerSurgical Treatment for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerJeanne M. Lukanich and David J. SugarbakerThe Evolution of the Multimodality Approach to Regionally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerGary M. StraussTreatment of Stage IV Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerPhilip Bonomi and Lucio DiNunno.New Treatments for Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerGregory A. MastersPart III. Treatment: Small-Cell Lung CancerSmall-Cell Lung Cancer: From Natural History to ChemotherapyRitesh Rathore and Alan B. WeitbergSmall-Cell Lung Cancer: Surgery, Radiation and Newer Chemotherapy ApproachesRitesh Rathore and Alan B. WeitbergPart IV. Radiation Therapy: Novel ApproachesNovel Uses of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the LungThomas F. DeLaneyPart V. Practice GuidelinesA Guide to the Use of Practice GuidelinesAlan B. Weitberg

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"The fourteen chapters are edited into conformity where the elements in any chapter are clearly headed an numbered so that it is unusually easy to find ones way about. In addition, there is a complete an up to date bibliography of references attached to each chapter. The most fascinating...part of the book is the opening section where the etiology, pathology and molecular biology are described." - Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh"...a comprehensive but succinct review of accumulated knowledge and an able literature updte in a field that undergoes constant evolution...readable and useful reference that earns its place in the literature." Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"...the book is well-written, and provides brief but quite comprehensive summaries of the relevant areas...well worth reading for all those with an interest in the important biological and clinical issues in lung cancer management." - Cancer Forum