The MD Anderson Cancer Care Series: Lung Cancer. Edited by Frank V. Fossella, Ritsuko Komaki, and Joe B. Putnam, Jr. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2002. 336 pages. Softcover. ISBN 0-387-95507-0.
In Lung Cancer, physicians at MD Anderson describe the structural framework that facilitates MD Anderson’s multidisciplinary disease-oriented approach and explain how specialists from multiple disciplines work together in decision making and treatment delivery. In 15 comprehensive yet concise chapters, experts from MD Anderson describe their well-honed approaches to:
- clinical examination of patients with suspected lung cancer
- diagnostic imaging
- biopsy and pathologic diagnosis
- multidisciplinary treatment for non–small cell and small cell lung cancer
- palliative care
and much more.
Chapters are devoted to prevention and early detection and to the prevention and treatment implications of the rapidly expanding knowledge of molecular events in lung cancer. This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 50 photographs, line drawings, and algorithms and 35 tables, is the essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and all physicians involved in the care of patients with lung cancer.