Growth of Literature on Lung Cancer (Paperback)

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Growth of Literature on Lung Cancer (Paperback)


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Lung cancer is a complex disease with various subtypes, risk factors, and treatment options. Over the past few decades, there has been significant growth in the literature on lung cancer, as researchers and healthcare professionals work to better understand and address this disease.

Epidemiological studies have provided valuable insights into the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of lung cancer worldwide. Risk factors such as tobacco smoking, exposure to environmental pollutants, and genetic predisposition have been identified and studied extensively. Early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer through screening programs and biomarker testing have been shown to improve patient outcomes.

Advancements in treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy have led to significant improvements in survival rates and quality of life for lung cancer patients. Palliative care is also an important aspect of lung cancer treatment, aimed at improving symptoms and quality of life for patients with advanced or metastatic disease.

In recent years, the growth of literature on lung cancer has been driven by research in areas such as genomics, proteomics, epigenetics, and metabolomics, which have led to the identification of new biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets. The use of liquid biopsies, circulating tumor cells, and other minimally invasive diagnostic techniques is also an area of active investigation.

Multidisciplinary care approaches that involve a team of healthcare professionals, including pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and thoracic surgeons, have also become increasingly important in the management of lung cancer. Patient education, family support, and integrative medicine approaches such as mindfulness and yoga are also being explored as ways to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

As the field of lung cancer research and treatment continues to evolve, advancements in technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data are expected to play a significant role in improving patient outcomes and informing healthcare policy. The growth of literature on lung cancer reflects a commitment to understanding and addressing this disease, and provides hope for better treatments and outcomes for patients.

The effectiveness of scientific research performance could be realised only through a

proper communication system. Communication in science could be viewed from the standpoint of a

historian, an economist, a sociologist, and a library professional, and so on. Thus science and

scientific communication are so interrelated that one influences the other for the generation of

information. Among scientists and social scientists, it is widely accepted that public research

performed in academic and governmental research institutions are driving force behind high

technology and economic growth. It is true that research makes an important contribution to the

economic growth of a nation. Such research output is used as the yardstick for

measuring the quality and quantity of research done in a country. It is interesting to

note that during the last few years, bibliometric / scientometric tools and techniques have

been increasingly used and being used to evaluate the research performance of the scientists and

the growth of various disciplines of science.

Product Details ISBN: 9785852341839
ISBN-10: 5852341835
Publisher: V. Chitra
Publication Date: March 10th, 2023
Pages: 222
Language: English