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, and 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.
Section I: Epidemiology and Etiology of Lung Cancer.- Section II: Preclinical Investigation of Lung Cancer.-Section III: Clinical Evaluation of Lung Cancer.- Section IV: Management of Localised Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section V: Management of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section VI: Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Section VII: Novel Therapeutic Modalities in the Management of Lung Cancer.- Section VIII: Mesothelioma.- Sectio IX: Pallitaion Lung Cancer Patients.- Section X : Social Issues in the Management of Lung Cancer.