ISBN 9780824702748,Controversies in Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Controversies in Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach



Routledge a Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780824702748

ISBN-10 0824702743


Number of Pages 568 Pages
Language (English)


Presenting contrasting viewpoints of leading national and international authorities, this illuminating reference explores unresolved issues in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. Providing evidence-based approaches to specific concerns in therapeutic management, Controversies in Lung Cancer guides clinicians confronting decisions regarding day-to-day oncologic practice. Includes opposing opinions on, among other issues, the timing of thoracic radiotherapy for patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer, by Dr. Nevin Murray, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada, and Dr. Michael Perry, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia, Missouri Emphasizing quality of life, nutrition, and supportive care of lung cancer patients, Controversies in Lung Cancer considers -dose intensification of chemotherapy in small cell and non-small cell lung cancer -the value of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy -endobronchial brachytherapy -management of superior sulcus tumors -and more With over 1700 literature references, drawings, photographs, and tables, Controversies in Lung Cancer is a timely resource for medical, radiation, and thoracic oncologists; thoracic surgeons; pulmonologists; hematologists; primary care physicians; nurses; and medical school students and residents in these disciplines.