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Zimmermann, S; Curioni-Fontecedro, Alessandra; Stahel, R; Peters, S (2013). Lung Cancer. In: Dicato, M A. Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy. - Prevention and Treatment. London: Springer-Verlag, 119-138.

Abstract

Lung cancer treatment strategy relies on an accurate staging of the disease and a careful evaluation of patient characteristics, including capability of undergoing and tolerating a defined treatment plan. Therefore, a solid knowledge on all intervention-related adverse events and drug toxicities is essential for a reliable decision-making process.
Most lung cancer patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease, correlated with a dismal prognosis. Systemic therapy is the mainstay, and drug selection still strongly relies on expected toxicity profile. This chapter first describes the drug standard options and their respective toxicities in this context. Side effects of more complex multimodality combined treatments of early non–small-cell lung cancer as well as small-cell lung cancer, usually involving use of the same cytotoxic agents jointly with surgery and radiotherapy, are discussed in the second part of this chapter.

Abstract

Lung cancer treatment strategy relies on an accurate staging of the disease and a careful evaluation of patient characteristics, including capability of undergoing and tolerating a defined treatment plan. Therefore, a solid knowledge on all intervention-related adverse events and drug toxicities is essential for a reliable decision-making process.
Most lung cancer patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease, correlated with a dismal prognosis. Systemic therapy is the mainstay, and drug selection still strongly relies on expected toxicity profile. This chapter first describes the drug standard options and their respective toxicities in this context. Side effects of more complex multimodality combined treatments of early non–small-cell lung cancer as well as small-cell lung cancer, usually involving use of the same cytotoxic agents jointly with surgery and radiotherapy, are discussed in the second part of this chapter.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Oncology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:17 Jul 2014 12:59
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 19:59
Publisher:Springer-Verlag
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-787-7_3

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