Medical treatment of lung cancer

Karen Kelly, Nadine Mikhaeel-Kamel

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Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. Most patients present with late stages of disease, rendering them incurable. Despite this dismal outcome, there is optimism; modem treatment for lung cancer has been shown to increase survival, improve quality of life, and be cost effective. This article reviews the current treatment strategies for non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer as well as discusses future treatments, including the exciting biologic agents that are in clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume14
Issue number4 I
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • NSCLC
  • SCLC
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Kelly, K., & Mikhaeel-Kamel, N. (1999). Medical treatment of lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 14(4 I), 257-265.