Cancer of the Lung

From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines

  • Alan B. Weitberg

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background, Basic Science and Evaluation of Lung Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kim Josen, Richard Siegel, David Kamp
      Pages 3-34
    3. Mirela Stancu, N. Peter Libbey
      Pages 35-80
    4. Mirela Stancu, Thomas King, Abby Maizel
      Pages 81-102
    5. Dong Xiangyang, Li Mao
      Pages 103-127
    6. Michael A. Passero
      Pages 129-151
    7. Richard Siegel, Kim Josen, Sigmund Weitzman
      Pages 153-175
  3. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Jeanne M. Lukanich, David J. Sugarbaker
      Pages 179-193
    3. Philip Bonomi, Lucio DiNunno
      Pages 215-235
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Ritesh Rathore, Alan B. Weitberg
      Pages 261-284
    3. Ritesh Rathore, Alan B. Weitberg
      Pages 285-306
  5. Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
  6. Practice Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Alan B. Weitberg
      Pages 327-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-344

About this book


Despite recent advances in our understanding of lung cancer and the implementation of many new preventive measures, this terrible disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, as well as a major cause of such deaths worldwide. In Cancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines, Alan B. Weitberg, MD, and a panel of internationally recognized basic scientists and clinicians present a comprehensive discussion of lung cancer, including a practice-oriented review of its diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. The contributors offer not only an understandable description of its molecular origins-an essential key to developing future therapies and preventive measures-but also rigorously discuss already well-tested approaches, as well as those that are currently being evaluated for future use in both the laboratory and clinic. The book also elucidates the creation and effective deployment of treatment guidelines introduced by third party payers to improve clinical outcomes, even while lowering healthcare costs, including those entailed by malpractice litigation.
Comprehensive and highly readable, Cancer of the Lung: From Molecular Biology to Treatment Guidelines offers today's oncologists, internists, and residents not only a clear and concise introduction to its molecular biology, but also a state-of-the-art practical review of all the current and developing diagnostic and treatment options for patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan B. Weitberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineRoger Williams Medical CenterProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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