Assessment and Optimisation of Lung Cancer Patients for Treatment with Curative Intent.


Type
Article
Change log
Authors
Harris, C 
Meek, D 
Gilligan, D 
Williams, L 
Solli, P 
Abstract

Over the past decade the field of lung cancer management has seen many developments. Coupled with an ageing population and increasing rates of comorbid illness, the work-up for treatments with curative intent has become more complex and detailed. As well as improvements in imaging and staging techniques, developments in both surgery and radiotherapy may now allow patients who would previously have been considered unfit or not appropriate for treatment with curative intent to undergo radical therapies. This overview will highlight published studies relating to investigation and staging techniques, together with assessments of fitness, with the aim of helping clinicians to determine the most appropriate treatments for each patient. We also highlight areas where further research may be required.

Description
Keywords
Chemotherapy, fitness for surgery, lung cancer, lung function, radiotherapy, staging, Biomarkers, Tumor, Decision Making, Diagnostic Imaging, Humans, Lung Neoplasms
Journal Title
Clinical Oncology
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
1433-2981
1433-2981
Volume Title
28
Publisher
W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.
Sponsorship
Robert Rintoul is part funded by the National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and the Cambridge Cancer Centre.