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TitleBasic and Clinical Concepts of Lung Cancer [electronic resource] / edited by Heine H. Hansen
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1989
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Descript XVI, 368 p. online resource


The last volume dealing with lung cancer in this series in Cancer Treatment and Research was published in 1986 and entitled Lung Cancer: Basic and Clinical Aspects. The present book continues the outline of the previous volume by presenting up-to-date information on lung cancer in critical reviews of new important basic and clinical concepts of lung cancer. The present volume has broadened the scope by also including chapters dealing with issues such as epidemiology, prophylaxis, and histopathology of lung cancer. The content of the book thus reflects the increasing awareness of a global disease that is more and more in focus, not only scientifically but also politically. The latter fact results increasingly in changes in health legislaยญ tion, with prevention measures influencing everyday life. The great interest in the disease is natural, considering that more than one patient dies from lung cancer every minute globally. The first chapter is from the Cancer Unit, WHO, Geneva, and describes in detail the epidemiologic features of lung cancer, which is the second most frequent cancer in the world with 660,500 new cases annually; it will soon surpass stomach cancer as the leader. Thirty-one percent of the cases occur in developing countries, where the increase is especially dramatic


1. Lung Cancer in Developed and Developing Countries -- 2. The Impact of Prophylactic Methods in the Control of Lung Cancer in the U.S A. -- 3. Advances in the Diagnosis of Lung Tumors -- 4. Observer Variability Studies of the WHO Classification of Lung Cancer -- 5. Immunohistochemistry of Lung Cancer: Cell Differentiation and Growth Properties -- 6. Oncogenes and Human Lung Cancer -- 7. Autocrine Growth Factors and Lung Cancer -- 8. Cytogenetic Abnormalities in Lung Cancer -- 9. Clinical Correlation of Tumor Endocrine Markers in Lung Cancer -- 10. Can Human Small-Cell Lung Cancer Cell Lines be Applied for Optimizing Chemotherapy? -- 11. Interferons and Lung Cancer: Preclinical and Clinical Investigations -- 12. Current Staging of Lung Cancer: An Overview of Current and Newer Approaches -- 13. Prognostic Factors in Adenocarcinoma of the Lung -- 14. Surgical Adjuvant Therapy of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer -- 15. High-Dose Chemotherapy of Small-Cell Lung Cancer With and Without Bone Marrow Transplantation -- 16. CNS Therapy in Small-Cell Lung Cancer -- 17. Late Complications Associated with the Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer -- 18. Psychosocial Aspects of Patients with Lung Cancer in Controlled Clinical Trials

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