Lung cancer epidemiologic changes: Implications in diagnosis and therapy

Philip Ong, David Ost

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Despite significant progress in diagnosis and treatment, lung cancer remains a disease with significant economic and health burdens. Globally, the latest data from the WHO World Cancer Report indicate that there were an estimated 1.8 million lung cancer deaths (20% of total cancer deaths) in 2012, making it the leading cause of cancer death in men in 87 countries and women in 26 countries [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterventions in Pulmonary Medicine
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319580364
ISBN (Print)9783319580357
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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