Thoracic Oncology

Thoracic Oncology

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In the United States alone, the incidence of new cases of thoracic neoplasms is over 180,000. Each year, over 170,000 individuals are expected to die of their cancer. Lung cancer is the most common of the thoracic neoplasms. It is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, accounting for 28% of all cancer deaths in the United States.
Thoracic Oncology provides an up-to-date and concise review of the various thoracic neoplasms and offers a better understanding of the biology, natural history, diagnosis and treatment of these malignancies. This book will be of particular interest to clinicians interested in thoracic neoplasms, to better understand and treat them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 28mm | 798.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XIV, 404 p.
  • 0792372484
  • 9780792372486

Table of contents

Part I: Lung Cancer. I. Biological Considerations in Lung Cancer; B. Almand, D.P. Carbone. II. The Epidemiology of Lung Cancer; M.D. Williams, A.B. Sandler. III. Staging and Prognosis in Lung Cancer; C.J. Langer. Part II: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. IV. Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; J. Martin, V. Rusch. V. Radiation Therapy for NSCLC; H. Choy, et al. V. Combined Modality Therapy for Early Stage Operable NSCLC; J.L. Clark, K.S. AIbain. VI. Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced NSCLC; P. Bonomi, W. Shirazi. VIII. Lung Cancer: Therapeutic Options for Stage IV NSCLC and Recurrent; A.R. Calvo, C.P. Belani. Part III: Small Cell Lung Cancer IX. Therapy of Limited Stage SCLC; W.J. Curran, Jr. X. Treatment of Extensive Stage SCLC; K. Kelly. Part IV. Mediastinal Tumors. XI. Thymic Malignancies; P.J. Loehrer, M.R. Wick. XII. Germ Ceil Neoplasms and Other Malignancies of the Mediastinum; J.D. Hainsworth, F.A. Greco. XIII. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; L. Ho, et al. Part V. Malignancies of the Pleura. XIV. Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Staging of Esophageal Cancer; R.F. Heitmiller. XV. Therapy for Esophageal Cancer; E.L. Heath, A.A. Forastiere. Index.
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