Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Current Cancer Treatment

Mirjana Rajer

University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases Golnik


Immunotherapy PD-L1 Inhibitors Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors VEGF Inhibitors Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Supportive Care Palliative care Pain Management Immunotherapy Combinations Biomarkers CAR-T Cells Novel Cancer Therapies

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About the book

Cancer is, and will be in the future, one of the major public health issues. In the recent years, we are facing revolutionary steps forward in cancer treatment which are resulting in better survival and life quality of the patients. The major innovation in the last few years was immunotherapy treatment, precisely anti PD-1, anti PD-L1 inhibitors and CTLA 4 inhibitors. These drugs changed the treatment and prolonged lives of many patients, mostly in melanoma, lung and renal cell carcinoma, but also in other cancer diseases as well. The development of these drugs is now in the focus of oncology. Together with immunotherapy, well-known tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are developing rapidly, with new generations of drugs being discovered with several new goals: to treat patients resistant to first or second generation of TKI, to enter the central nervous system better and to decrease side effects. Besides in systemic therapy, many improvements are encountered also in the field of radiotherapy with new techniques like stereotactic ablative ones or treatment with protons that are emerging as a new hope for cancer patients. All novelties, of course, would not be possible without good supportive and palliative care. The aim of this book is to describe current treatment options for cancer patients, together with supportive care, as well as to elucidate new emerging treatments which will change the treatment armamentarium in the next years.

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Date completed: August 27th 2019

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Expected publication date: April 4th 2020

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About the editor

Mirjana Rajer

University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases Golnik

Assistant Professor Mirjana Rajer, MD, PhD graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana in 2001. She worked at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia from 2002 to 2017 and now works at the University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia. Her main clinical work consists of treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma patients. Beside clinical work, she is involved as principal and co-investigator in several clinical trials of lung cancer. Her research also involves the impact of smoking and occupation on the development of lung cancer. She is the editor of national and international journals and author of numerous published papers, book chapters and books. Being a student’s mentor, she is actively involved in education and she acts as active member of research organizations EORTC, ESTRO, IASLC and Central European Initiative against Lung Cancer.

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