Thoracic Tumours: Essentials for Clinicians

2014 ESMO Essentials for Clinicians Thoracic Tumours

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Thoracic tumours include cancers ranging from some of the most common - such as non-small-cell lung cancer - to the most rare, such as extragonadal germ cell tumours. “Thoracic Tumours: Essentials for Clinicians” is intended primarily to be read by young oncologists (residents at the beginning of their career) and provides the reader with the essential information or ‘What every oncologist should know’. Other interested readers will include more advanced doctors or students, who may have never dealt with this topic and who wish to understand the core concepts of management of these tumours. It is presented in a very visual and didactic format to enable the reader to easily assimilate the information and includes revision questions to test the acquired knowledge. In addition to the essentials, this volume also gives an introduction to more advanced knowledge for those who wish to explore the topic further.

The content of this Essentials for Clinicians on Thoracic Tumours is restricted to members only.

Part A: What Every Oncologist/Haematologist Should Know

Chapter 1 - Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Risk Factors

Chapter 2 - Prevention and Screening of Lung Cancer

Chapter 3 - Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Chapter 4 - Histopathological and Molecular Characterisation of Lung Cancer

Chapter 5 - Principles of Surgery of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Chapter 6 - Principles of Radiotherapy of Thoracic Tumour

Chapter 7 - Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy

Chapter 8 - Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Chapter 9 - Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy

Part B: More Advanced Knowledge

Chapter 10 - Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Chapter 11 - Thymic Malignancies

Chapter 12 - Neuroendocrine Tumours of Lung Origin

Chapter 13 - Emerging Targets and New Agents in Lung Cancer

Appendices