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

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31040-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31039-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31040-2
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