Highlights in lung cancer: explore treatment and care for lung cancer with world-known experts
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Highlights in lung cancer: explore treatment and care for lung cancer with world-known experts

Grace Li

Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease, Guangzhou 510120, China

Corresponding to: Grace Li. Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease, No. 151 Yanjiang Road, Guangzhou 510120, China. Email: jtd@thepbpc.org.

Submitted Aug 01, 2013. Accepted for publication Aug 20, 2013.

doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.08.50


As the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer is around the corner, our sister journal Journal of Thoracic Disease is going to publish a focus issue dedicated to lung cancer which will be available for the conference. Our guest editor for this focus issue is Prof. Kwun Fong, Co-President with Prof Michael Boyer of 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer.

To translate evidence to practice, this issue will focus on the latest and most topical advances in lung cancer research and care focusing on developments that have the highest potential to change practice or policy.

It entails articles summarizing the genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and associated conditions, namely smoking and COPD, guidelines to assist clinicians in 2013, review of the emerging data of lung cancer genomics, modern transthoracic approaches to the diagnosis of lung cancer, ablative techniques (RFA, MWA and cryotherapy), modern brocnchoscopic advances for lung cancer (fluorescence, NBI, optical coherence, navigation and endobronchial ultrasound), surgical techniques for lung cancer and how best to provide supportive and symptom care in lung cancer.

Each topic for the special issue will be supervised by a key expert including Adi Gazdar, John Minna, Kazuo Yasufuku, Suresh Senan, Christine Berg, Gary Pratt, Brett Hughes, Peter Goldstraw, Karin Steinke, Gerard Silvestri, David Currow, and Tom Sutedja, Paul Zimmerman. Please enjoy.

Topics to be covered in the special issue are as follows:

  • Genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and co-morbidities
    Author: Ian Yang, John Holloway, Kwun Fong
    The Prince Charles Hospital, Department of Thoracic Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane 4032, Australia

  • The pivotal role of Pathology in the management of Lung Cancer
    Author: Morgan Davidson, Lindy Clarke, Adi Gazdar
    The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane QLD 4032, Australia

  • Molecular biology of lung cancer
    Author: Wendy Cooper, David Lam, Sandra O’Toole, John Minna
    Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW, Australia

  • Genomics of lung cancer
    Author: Marissa Daniels, Kwun Fong, Ramaswamy Govindan
    The Prince Charles Hospital, Department of Thoracic Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Rode Road, Chermside, Brisbane 4032, Australia

  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy—Current and Future Perspectives
    Author: Steven Leong, Tawimas Shaipanich, Stephen Lam, Kazuo Yasufuku
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Rd, Chermside, Brisbane, Australia

  • Modern diagnostic and therapeutic interventional radiology
    Author: Wai-Kit Lee, Eddie WF Lau, Kwang Chin, Oliver Sedlaczek, Karin Steinke
    Department of Medical Imaging, St. Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia

  • CT screening for lung cancer
    Author: Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Christine Berg
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Exhaled breath analyses for lung cancer
    Author: Annette Dent, Paul Zimmerman, Tom Sutedja
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Recent advances in radiotherapy for thoracic tumours
    Author: Michael Fay, Christopher M. Poole, Gary Pratt
    Division of Oncology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia

  • Chemotherapy for NSCLC
    Author: Zarnie Lwin, David Gandara
    Medical Oncologist, Senior Lecturer at Mater Health Services, University of Queensland

  • Chemotherapy Advances in Small-Cell Lung Cancer
    Author: Jim Coward, Bryan A. Chan
    Inflammation & Cancer Therapeutics Group, Mater Research, Level 4, Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia

  • Targeted therapy in lung cancer
    Author: Ben Solomon, Peter Savas, Brett Hughes
    The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia

  • Surgery in 2013
    Author: Rishen Naidoo, Morgan Windsor, Peter Goldstraw
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, 4520, Australia

  • A review of clinical practice guidelines for lung cancer
    Author: Jutta von Dinklage, David Ball, Gerard Silvestri
    Cancer Council Australia, Sydney, Australia

  • Supportive and palliative care for lung caner
    Author: Patsy Yates, Penny Schofield, David Currow
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059, Australia

Acknowledgements

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest.

Cite this article as: Li G. Highlights in lung cancer: explore treatment and care for lung cancer with world-known experts. J Thorac Dis 2013;5(S3):S337-S338. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.08.50