Focused Issue on Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer through Early Diagnosis and Smoking Cessation

Posted On 2019-08-13 01:36:54


This focused issue on “Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer through Early Diagnosis and Smoking Cessation” is edited by Dr. Alfredo Tartarone, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Onco-Hematology, IRCCS-CROB Referral Cancer Center of Basilicata, Rionero in Vulture (Pz), Italy.

Dr. Tartarone, graduated in Medicine at the Federico II University of Naples Italy in 1993. In 1998, he achieved a postgraduate specialization in Medical Oncology at the Catholic University of Rome. He is presently medical executive at the Department of Onco-Hematology of the Referral Cancer Center of Basilicata, IRCCS-CROB, Rionero in Vulture, Italy. His main scientific interest includes the medical treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Tartarone is a member of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) and the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology (AIOT). 

Focused issue outline:

  1. The importance of smoking cessation and lung cancer screening
  2. Liquid biopsy in early lung cancer detection
  3. Possible role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in early lung cancer detection
  4. Methodology of curriculum development
  5. Intervention programmes to implement tobacco control policies and smoking cessation
  6. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS): pros and cons
  7. Behavioural and pharmacological treatment for smoking cessation
  8. The WALCE (Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe) experience
  9. Cardiovascular risk of smoking and benefits of smoking cessation