The global picture of lung cancer is undergoing major changes, with steady decrease in the incidence among men, an increase among women in the western countries, and a rapid rise among both sexes in the rest of the world. The treatment of lung cancer is also undergoing changes, with more optimistic therapeutic approaches that combine the major three treatment modalities: surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, applied either concurrently or sequentially.Lung Cancer Therapy Annual series briefs the oncology community about the most recent developments in lung cancer by reviewing the literature from the previous year.
Introduction. Epidemiology. Prevention, Early Detection and Screening. Histopathology. Staging, Staging Procedures, and Prognostic Factors. Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer. Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Biologic Therapy of Lung Cancer. Mesothelioma. Summary.