Lung Cancer, A Practical Guide

Lung Cancer

A Practical Guide

By Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Hematology/Oncology Clinics and Chemotherapy Unit (CTU), Co-Leader Thoracic Oncology Group, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA; and Orlando E. Silva, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM, Director of Breast Cancer Education, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL


History of lung cancer. Epidemiology of lung cancer. Screening for lung cancer. Imaging in lung cancer. Diagnostic techniques in lung cancer. Lung pathology. Surgery in non-small-cell lung cancer. Neoadjuvant therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer . Adjuvant chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer. Combined modality therapy for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Surgery in small-cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy in limited-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Radiation therapy for limited-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Extensive-disease, small-cell lung cancer. Malignant mesothelioma. Lung cancer in the elderly population and poor performance status. Targeted therapy in non-small-cell lung cancer. Vaccine therapy in lung cancer. Palliative treatment in lung cancer. Lung cancer in women.