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A Global Scientific Vision

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer

Edited by Marta Adonis

University of Chile

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths around the world. This devastating disease takes strength not only in people who smoke but also in poor people that eat polluted food and use heating sources, and in those exposed naturally to toxic compounds present in indoor and outdoor environments. Lung cancer patients and their families wait actions from the science that give not only answer to their demands but also a light of hope at the moment of receiveing the diagnosis. This book meets the experience of several researchers who dedicate many hours a day to find not only the cure of lung cancer but also the way to convert the pathology of this chronic disease. In 12 chapters, the lectures will give information related to the relationship of lung cancer and smoking habit, the crucial role of the image technology for diagnosis of lung cancer, and a molecular vision of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. The authors with a clinic and/or lab vision and with a great spirit to collaborate with the science and with each past, present, and future patient and their families have dedicated many hours to write each chapter. Probably, the final answer to find the cure of lung cancer is not in this book. However, the lectures will give scientific information that will contribute in the near future improvement to the life quality of the patients.

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Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung CancerEdited by Marta Adonis

Published: March 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63687

ISBN: 978-953-51-2966-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2965-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7345-8

Copyright year: 2017

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14140 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Epidemiology of Tobacco and Lung Cancer: Some Conclusions from a Lifetime of Research

By Peter N. Lee


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2. How Effective is Fear of Lung Cancer as a Smoking Cessation Motivator?

By John A.A. Nichols


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3. Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer

By Trevor Keith Rogers


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4. Transthoracic Ultrasonography: Advantages and Limitations in the Assessment of Lung Cancer

By Romeo Ioan Chira, Alexandra Chira and Petru Adrian Mircea


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5. Clinical Lung Cancer Mutation Detection

By Stephan C. Jahn and Petr Starostik


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6. Sphingolipid in Lung Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy

By Erhard Bieberich and Guanghu Wang


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7. Prognostic and Predictive Value of PD-L1 in Patients with Lung Cancer

By Mirjana Rajer


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8. Checkpoint Inhibitors in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

By Karen G. Zeman, Joseph E. Zeman, Christina E. Brzezniak and Corey A. Carter


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9. Repurposing Metformin for Lung Cancer Management

By Chuan-Mu Chen, Jiun-Long Wang, Yi-Ting Tsai, Jie-Hau Jiang and Hsiao-Ling Chen


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10. The Bioenergetic Role of Mitochondria in Lung Cancer

By Keely Erin FitzGerald, Purna Chaitanya Konduri, Chantal Vidal, Hyuntae Yoo and Li Zhang


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11. Long Non-Coding RNA in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

By Zule Cheng and Hongju Mao


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12. Antitumor Effect of Natural Product Molecules against Lung Cancer

By Wei-long Zhong, Yuan Qin, Shuang Chen and Tao Sun


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