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Lung cancer 

Lung cancer
Chapter:
Lung cancer
Author(s):

Rafał Dziadziuszko

, Michael Baumann

, Tetsuya Mitsudomi

, Keith M. Kerr

, Solange Peters

, and Stefan Zimmermann

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199656103.003.0046
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date: 23 August 2019

This chapter covers lung cancer and includes information on epidemiology, aetiology, molecular biology and pathology. It includes sections on adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), malignant neuroendocrine tumours, large cell carcinomas, sarcomatoid carcinomas, adenosquamous and other mixed tumours, and salivary type carcinomas. It covers small biopsy and cytology sample diagnosis, symptoms, principles of diagnostic imaging and staging, management of early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (surgery, adjuvant postoperative chemotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy), management of locally advanced NSCLC (surgery, radiochemotherapy), and principles of palliative chemotherapy and targeted therapiesfor metastatic NSCLC .andconcept of oligometastatic disease. Small-cell lung cancer as well as other neuroendocrine tumours are discussed.

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