Tumors of the Chest

Biology, Diagnosis and Management

  • Konstantinos N. Syrigos
  • Christopher M. Nutting
  • Charis Roussos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Epidemiologie and Etiology of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maryska L. G. Janssen-Heijnen
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gerold Bepler, Melvyn Tockman
      Pages 13-22
    4. Christine C. Maurer, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 23-39
  3. Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Jiang Liu, Michael R. Johnston
      Pages 43-56
    3. Tim Benepal, Athena Matakidou, Ying Zee, Richard Houlston, Tim Eisen
      Pages 57-66
    4. Ignacio I. Wistuba, Zhongxing Liao, Luka Milas
      Pages 67-80
    5. Ekaterini N. Politi, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 81-91
    6. Ignacio I. Wistuba, Adi F. Gazdar
      Pages 93-105
  4. Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Spyros A. Papiris, Charis Roussos
      Pages 109-120
    3. Ricardo Bello, Steven M. Keller
      Pages 145-157
    4. Yuhchyau Chen, David Gandara
      Pages 159-176
    5. Maria Werner-Wasik, Merrill Solan
      Pages 177-187
    6. Chad M. DeYoung, Martin J. Edelman
      Pages 189-197
  5. Management of Localized Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Katie Newbold, Christopher M. Nutting
      Pages 233-236
    3. Francesc Casas, Frank B. Zimmermann, Branislav Perin, Branislav Jeremic
      Pages 237-247
    4. Thomas E. Stinchcombe, Mark A. Socinski
      Pages 261-270
  6. Management of Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Anne M. Traynor, Joan H. Schiller
      Pages 273-288
    3. Giorgio V. Scagliotti, Giovanni Selvaggi
      Pages 289-303
    4. Eleni Karapanagiotou, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 305-314
    5. Kristin L. Hennenfent, Ramaswamy Govindan
      Pages 321-334
    6. Kevin J. Harrington, Konstantinos N. Syrigos, Christopher M. Nutting
      Pages 335-342
    7. Eleni Karapanagiotou, Kevin J. Harrington, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 343-351
  7. Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Ritesh Rathore, Alan B. Weitberg
      Pages 355-369
    3. Melanie Deberne, Fabrice Andre, Benjamin Besse, Jean-Charles Soria, Thierry Le Chevalier
      Pages 371-376
    4. Morten Sorensen, Heine H. Hansen
      Pages 377-382
    5. Kevin J. Harrington, Christopher M. Nutting, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 383-388
    6. Daphne M. Coutroubis, Jeremy P. C. Steele
      Pages 389-399
  8. Novel Therapeutic Modalities in the Management of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Ifigenia Tzannou, Kevin J. Harrington, Konstantinos N. Syrigos
      Pages 403-417
    3. Jill M. Siegfried, Laura P. Stabile
      Pages 419-429
    4. Jack A. Roth
      Pages 431-438
    5. Christian Manegold, Annette Mueller, Sebastian Belle
      Pages 439-450
    6. Heather Wakelee, David R. Gandara
      Pages 451-461
    7. Ikuo Sekine, Yuichiro Ohe, Nagahiro Saijo, Tomohide Tamura
      Pages 463-469
  9. Mesothelioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Spyros A. Papiris, Charis Roussos
      Pages 473-480
    3. Riccardo Puntoni, Rosangela Filiberti
      Pages 481-491

About this book


The purpose of the textbook, Tumors of the Chest: Biology, Diagnosis and Management, is to meticulously depict all aspects of chest tumors in a comprehensive volume format that encompasses their biology, clinical presentation and management. Lung cancer and chest malignancies demand complicated therapeutical procedures without a guaranteed cure, cause agonizing side effects and mean immense suffering for the patients and their families. Over the last decade lung cancer became the providence of the scientific specialities involved:oncology, radiology, radiotherapy, palliative, epidemiology, biology. The internationally renowned authors provide in this book a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of their experience with the latest advances in these fields. Also covered are the wide-ranging topics of management in the elderly, chemoprevention, along with ethical, social and economic issues.


Chest Neoplasms Epidemiologie Lung Cancer Oncology Pulmonary Medicine Staging Thoracic Medicine Tumor diagnosis radiology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos N. Syrigos
    • 1
  • Christopher M. Nutting
    • 2
  • Charis Roussos
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Sotiria General HospitalAthens Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  2. 2.Royal Marsden NHS Trust HospitalsLondonUK
  3. 3.Evangelismos General HospitalAthens Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  4. 4.Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31039-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31040-2
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