is a comprehensively revised and expanded edition the well-established, concise, multidisciplinary reference book dealing with advances in lung cancer clinical research and treatment for the clinician. Edited and authored by leading authorities in the field, it is the best concise single source for state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The new fourth edition is now better than ever, incorporating the most recent work in the field of lung cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. This book has always been well known and highly regarded for its concise presentation, but the editors decided to add 9 new chapters to this latest edition, while tightening the presentation in existing chapters and consolidating and re-formatting several other chapters so that an additional 7 chapters are nearly brand-new in content and approach: Almost half of this edition is new! The reader will now find here the very latest research in the identification of biomarkers to predict a high risk for developing lung cancer, which is vital information for implementing screening and prevention strategies. Also included is the newest lung cancer staging system, as well as a variety of surgical and radiation therapy techniques that make local tumor control more effective and less invasive. There is useful discussion of combined modality therapy and new chemotherapeutic agents, which are yielding higher response rates and improved survival when used in the adjuvant setting. Nearly a third of the book offers novel and emergent approaches to preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic modalities in the treatment of lung cancer, with an emphasis on the best evidence available from the latest studies and clinical trials.
Keywords: Oncology & Radiotherapy