Lung Cancer

Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews

  • Barbara Driscoll

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William N. Rom, Kam-Meng Tchou-Wong
      Pages 3-26
  3. Detection of Altered Tumor Markers in Clinical Samples for Diagnosis and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Molecular Methods for Prognostic Detection of Altered Tumor Markers: Clinical Implications

      1. Takashi Kijima, Gautam Maulik, Ravi Salgia
        Pages 29-38
      2. Manfred Volm, Reet Koomägi, Werner Rittgen
        Pages 39-51
      3. Barbara G. Campling, Wafik S. El-Deiry
        Pages 53-77
      4. Xifeng Wu, Matthew B. Schabath, Margaret R. Spitz
        Pages 121-133
      5. Dennis E. Niewoehner, Jeffrey B. Rubins
        Pages 135-141
    3. Molecular Methods for Prognostic Detection of Altered Lung Tumor Markers in Clinical Samples

      1. Marcia V. Fournier, Katherine J. Martin, Edgard Graner, Arthur B. Pardee
        Pages 239-250
      2. Diana M. Pitterle, Gerold Bepler
        Pages 263-277
      3. Xifeng Wu, He Yu, Nimisha Makan, Margaret R. Spitz
        Pages 279-287
      4. Jim Heighway, Daniel Betticher, Teresa Knapp, Paul Hoban
        Pages 291-304
      5. Zumei Feng, Defa Tian, Radoslav Goldman
        Pages 389-395
      6. Derick Lau, Linlang Guo, Andrew Chan, Reen Wu
        Pages 397-403
      7. Cecilia Bozzetti, Annamaria Guazzi, Rita Nizzoli, Nadia Naldi, Vittorio Franciosi, Stefano Cascinu
        Pages 405-420
      8. Stine-Kathrein Kraeft, Ravi Salgia, Lan Bo Chen
        Pages 423-430
      9. Stanley E. Shackney, Charles A. Smith, Agnese A. Pollice, Jan F. Silverman
        Pages 431-449
  4. Novel Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Introduction to Current Treatments

    3. Gene Therapies

      1. Eric B. Haura, Eduard Sotomayor, Scott J. Antonia
        Pages 529-543
      2. Raj K. Batra, Raymond M. Bernal, Sherven Sharma
        Pages 545-559
      3. Ajay Gautam, J. Clifford Waldrep, Frank M. Orson, Berma M. Kinsey, Bo Xu, Charles L. Densmore
        Pages 561-572
      4. Frank M. Orson, Berma M. Kinsey, Balbir S. Bhogal, Ling Song, Charles L. Densmore, Michael A. Barry
        Pages 575-590
      5. Ajay Gautam, J. Clifford Waldrep, Eugenie S. Kleinerman, Bo Xu, Yuen-Kai Fung, Anne T’Ang et al.
        Pages 607-618
      6. Siân H. Leech, Robert A. Olie, Uwe Zangemeister-Wittke
        Pages 655-670
      7. Patrick P. Koty, Wendong Lei, Mark L. Levitt
        Pages 671-684
    4. Immune Therapies

      1. Nejat K. Egilmez, Yong S. Jong, Edith Mathiowitz, Richard B. Bankert
        Pages 687-696
      2. Julian A. Kim, Suyu Shu
        Pages 697-710
      3. Sherven Sharma, Seok Chul Yang, Raj K. Batra, Steven M. Dubinett
        Pages 711-722
      4. Sherven Sharma, Min Huang, Mariam Dohadwala, Mehis Pold, Raj K. Batra, Steven M. Dubinett
        Pages 723-736
    5. Chemoprevention

      1. Hanspeter Witschi
        Pages 739-754

About this book


Molecular-based laboratory methods can help significantly in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, a leading cause of death worldwide. In Lung Cancer, Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews, leading physicians, scientists, and noted researchers describe step-by-step techniques for lung cancer diagnosis based on the molecular analysis of clinical samples. These experts review currently accepted treatments and outline a variety of novel therapies, including treatments based on gene therapy, immunotherapy, and chemoprevention, and show how these newly improved techniques can give a better appreciation of the prognosis associated with the particular mutation uncovered by the technique. These methods use a variety of molecular techniques, including the manipulation of gene expression and the alteration of immune status, to combat lung cancer. A companion volume, Lung Cancer, Volume 1: Molecular Pathology Methods and Reviews, illuminates the etiology of lung cancer and provides reliable techniques for detecting the responsible genetic mutations at the cellular, DNA, and protein levels.
Comprehensive and informative, Lung Cancer, Volume 2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods and Reviews illuminates how molecular approaches can and are being applied to the diagnosis of lung cancer. Together, these two volumes constitute an unprecedented resource for those who wish to better understand how this disease is being diagnosed and treated, and what novel techniques may be available to improve both processes.

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Driscoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Children#x2019;s HospitalLos Angeles

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-920-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-324-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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