This focused series on “Pulmonary Metastases” is edited by Prof. Khosro Hekmat from Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
In this series, we offer a comprehensive synopsis of the management of different primary tumors with lung metastases. The treatment strategies for lung metastases has become more complex. The lack of consensus guidelines forces us to discuss the indication for lung metastasis surgery as part of a multidisciplinary tumor board, which is made up of pneumologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and surgeons. With the development of more effective systemic therapy for pulmonary metastatic disease, it is probable that more patients will be considered candidates for a multimodal management of pulmonary metastases from different primary tumors.
The focused issue “Pulmonary Metastases” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Khosro Hekmat is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.