What are Lung Diseases? Lung diseases are diseases that affect the lungs or cause the lungs to not able to function properly. Lung diseases are of a few types:1. Airway diseases Asthma and Bronchitis:These diseases involve the tubes or airways that carry oxygen in and out of the lungs.Airway diseases usually cause a narrowing of […]
What are Lung Diseases? Lung diseases can be divided into: 1. lung infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, influenza, legionnaire’s disease 2. obstructive diseases of the lungs such as cystic fibrosis, pneumoconiosis, fibrosing alveolitis 3. lung cancer and tumors 4. bronchial asthma, bronchitis, bronchiolitis 5. Pleural diseases of the lung including pleurisy. Pleural effusion, pneumothorax 6. […]
Patterns of Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is a unique continuing medical education activity that presents findings from a national survey of 101 general oncologists and the video recorded perspectives of clinical investigators Drs Suresh S Ramalingam and Heather Wakelee on their approaches to key management challenges in metastatic lung cancer.
The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]
Lung cancer is recognized as the most lethal form of cancer in both men and women, now exceeding that of breast cancer in women. In 2003, World Cancer Report (1) reported that the annual new cases of lung cancer totaled 904 746 for men and 337000 for women, of which 80100 occurred in American women, […]
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This issue of Hematology/Oncology Clinics will focus on lung cancer; specifically, Genomics in lung cancer; Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for NSCLC; Treatment of locally advanced NSCLC; First line systemic therapy for NSCLC; Second line chemotherapy and beyond for NSCLC; Treatment of EGFR mutant tumors; Treatment of ALK positive tumors; New targets in NSCLC; Immunotherapy; Advances […]