Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of Lung Cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of Lung Cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues, genetics, radiology, surgery, reconstruction, chemotherapy and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagsis and Management, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors representing a range of disciplines, is a valuable resource for Physicians, Fellows, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and all health care providers involved in the treatment of Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagsis and Management summarises the state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of Lung Cancer and describes an approach for optimal multidisciplinary care for individuals who have been diagsed with Lung Cancer or who are at higher risk to develop Lung Cancer. About the series: The Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series edited by Charles R. Thomas consolidates and integrates the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology, including breast, lung, prostrate, head and neck and more. The volumes in the Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series will represent all related topic areas, including oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support and the primary disease. In addition, each volume includes a chapter focusing on special populations and the disease's impact/difference on them and discussion of future directions and quality of life issues. In addition each volume has a chapter written by a private practice Oncologist.
Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Robert Tucker Hayes Distingushed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine ||is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology & Experimental Therapeutics and Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplant, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, CA.|Charles R. Thomas, Jr, MD, is ProfessorChairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine and Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institut