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Author International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy (12th : 2008 : Berlin, Germany)

Title Controversies in the treatment of lung cancer / 12th International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy, Berlin, October 3-4, 2008 ; volume editors, J. Heide [and others]
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (vi, 211 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology, 0071-9676 ; v. 42
Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology ; v. 42.
Contents Prognostic factors in histopathology of lung cancer / A. Fisseler-Eckhoff -- FDG-PET/CT in lung cancer : an update / R.-P. Baum, C. Świętaszczyk, V. Prasad -- Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging for staging of lung cancer / R. Puls [and others] -- Bronchoscopy/endobronchial ultrasound / F.J.F. Herth -- New developments in videomediastinoscopy : video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy and mediastinoscopic ultrasound / B. Witte -- Resection in stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer / F.M. Smolle-Juettner [and others] -- Role of mediastinal lymph node dissection in non-small cell lung cancer / S. Bölükbas, M.H. Eberlein, J. Schirren -- Radiation therapy for early stage (I/II) non-small cell lung cancer / B. Jeremic [and others] -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy for early non-small cell lung cancer / F. Zimmermann [and others] -- Extended surgical resection in stage III non-small cell lung cancer / S. Hillinger, W. Weder -- Stage III : definitive chemoradiotherapy / R. Fietkau, S. Semrau -- Adjuvant therapy in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer / M. Serke -- Postoperative irradiation in non-small cell lung cancer / S. Höcht [and others] -- Altered fractionation schemes in radiotherapy / M. Stuschke, C. Pöttgen -- Chemotherapy of advanced non-small cell lung cancer / R. Pirker, W. Minar -- Radiotherapy / I.A. Adamietz -- Treatment of limited disease small cell lung cancer / D. de Ruysscher -- Radiochemotherapy in extensive disease small cell lung cancer ED-SCLC / B. Jeremic [and others] -- Radiotherapy for extensive stage small cell lung cancer / B.J. Slotman -- Controversies in the treatment of advanced stages of small cell lung cancer / A. Schmittel -- Complementary and alternative medicine in lung cancer patients : a neglected phenomenon? / O. Micke
Summary Under the auspices of the 12th International Symposium on Special Aspects in Radiotherapy 2008 in Berlin, acknowledged experts presented their perspectives on small and non-small cell lung cancer, reflecting the latest standards and engaging in controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.In the first part of this volume, aspects of the diagnostic workup are highlighted from the histopathologist's point of view, followed by presentations concerning the value of PET-CT and whole-body MRI in the staging of lung cancer. The use and current methods in bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, video-endoscopy and mediastinoscopy are discussed in detail. The second section presents surgical and radio-oncological treatment concepts for stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer including stereotactic radiotherapy. The third section outlines the curative options for stage III NSCLC: extended surgical approaches , definitive radiochemotherapy and current concepts in adjuvant therapies. Emphasis is also placed on altered fractionation schemes in radiotherapy. Section 4 is dedicated to palliative procedures and the last section gives an in-depth presentation of small cell lung cancer.This book provides an excellent overview of up-to-date standards and future strategies in lung cancer treatment. It will be of great value to surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonary specialists and other clinicians interested in this disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Lungs -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- Congresses
Lung Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Lung Neoplasms -- surgery
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Lungs -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Heide, J. (Jürgen)
S. Karger (Firm)
LC no. 2009038886
ISBN 9783805592994