Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted On 2023-05-06 17:06:05
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Editors: Jianxing He, Sue S. Yom, Giuseppe Giaccone

Publisher: AME Publishing Company; 1st edition (2020)
ISBN: 978-988-79497-9-4
Hardcover: 171 pages
Language: English
Available at:

The book is a collection of articles written by internationally renowned experts in the field of lung cancer. It consists of two chapters, one discussing the molecular biology of SCLC and the other detailing its treatment. Chapter one begins with an overview of the cellular and molecular biology of SCLC. As genetic alterations frequently occur in SCLC, articles on genetic alteration and genetic analysis are also included in this chapter. The last article in this chapter discusses circulating tumor cells as a liquid biopsy in SCLC. Chapter two provides a comprehensive review of the treatment of SCLC. The treatment of SCLC patients is complicated, as multiple comorbidities secondary to smoking usually occur in these patients. Although chemotherapy is an effective way of treating SCLC and can relieve symptoms and prolong the life of the patients, the current treatments are still unable to cure the disease. Therefore, novel therapies need to be developed within the next decade. We hope that this book will be a valuable resource for medical staff in this field and can promote further international collaboration aimed at improving the management of patients with SCLC.


Jianxing He Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China
Sue S. Yom Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Giuseppe Giaccone Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Weill-Cornell University, New York City, NY, USA


Hisashi Saji Department of Chest Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Japan