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Lung Cancer : Advances in Basic and Clinical Research :  Advances in Basic and Clinical Research - Heine H. Hansen

Lung Cancer : Advances in Basic and Clinical Research

Advances in Basic and Clinical Research

By: Heine H. Hansen (Editor)

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Published: December 2009
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Primary lung tumors are now a global health problem. The incidence has risen dramatically during the last 5--6 decades, reflecting the popularity of cigarette smoking. In this, the fifth volume dealing with lung cancer in the series KappaCANCER TREATMENT AND RESEARCHkappa, many current research topics are covered by notable authorities, including chemoprevention, growth factors, multidrug resistance, new agents, and haematopoietic growth factors. Altogether, the 17 chapters from twelve countries highlight some of the rapid developments taking place in basic and clinical research of lung cancer. These chapters not only give up-to-date information, they will also stimulate further research into this man-made disease which was almost unheard of a century ago.

Preface
List of Contributors
Tobacco consumption and lung cancerp. 1
Lung cancer chemopreventionp. 43
Smoking cessation programsp. 75
Genetics of lung cancer: implications for early detection and preventionp. 91
Growth factors and lung cancerp. 111
The development and progression of adenocarcinoma of the lungp. 131
Neuroendocrine characteristics in malignant lung tumors: implications for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosisp. 143
In vivo models for testing of cytostatic agents in non-small cell lung cancerp. 155
In vitro models for testing of cytostatic agents in small cell lung cancerp. 171
Multidrug resistance in lung cancerp. 193
New techniques in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancerp. 223
The role of chest irradiation in small cell lung cancerp. 255
The role of hematopoietic growth factors in small cell lung cancer: a reviewp. 273
Interferon and lung cancerp. 293
New antineoplastic agents in lung cancer 1988-1993p. 323
Pulmonary blastomasp. 349
Psychosocial issues in lung cancer patientsp. 363
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ISBN: 9780792328353
ISBN-10: 0792328353
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.68