Basic and Clinical Concepts of Lung Cancer

  • Heine H. Hansen

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ken Stanley, Jan Stjernswärd
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bruce Mackay
    Pages 35-51
  4. Ignatius T. M. Kung, Wah Kit Lam, Tai Hing Lam
    Pages 53-69
  5. Yukio Shimosato, Setsuo Hirohashi, Takashi Nakajima, Masayuki Noguchi
    Pages 71-87
  6. Sjoerd Rodenhuis
    Pages 89-106
  7. James L. Mulshine, Ronald B. Natale, Ingalill Avis, Anthony M. Treston, Philip G. Kasprzyk, Yoichi Nakanishi et al.
    Pages 107-122
  8. L. Campbell, J. Brown, O. M. Garson, G. Morstyn
    Pages 123-136
  9. M. Teeling, P. McGing, P. Johnston, D. N. Carney
    Pages 137-149
  10. Ronald J. Fergusson, John F. Smyth
    Pages 173-182
  11. Jens Benn Sørensen
    Pages 215-243
  12. Paul E. G. Kristjansen, Anders G. Pedersen
    Pages 275-299
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book


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 legisla­ 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heine H. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Finsen InstituteRigshospitaletCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8882-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1593-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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