WHO Classification of Tumours Series

Thoracic Tumours Edition 5

WHO Classification of Tumours

April 2021
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    21st April 2021
  • ISBN 9789283245063
  • Language English
  • Pages 500 pp.
  • Size 8" x 10"

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Thoracic Tumours is the fifth available volume in the fifth edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumors. This series (also known as the WHO Blue Books) is regarded as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumors and comprises a unique synthesis of histopathological diagnosis with digital and molecular pathology. These authoritative and concise reference books provide indispensable international standards for anyone involved in the care of patients with cancer or in cancer research, underpinning individual patient treatment as well as research into all aspects of cancer causation, prevention, therapy, and education.

What’s new in this edition?

The fifth edition, guided by the WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board, establishes a single coherent cancer classification presented across a collection of individual volumes organized on the basis of anatomical site (digestive system, breast, soft tissue and bone, etc.) and structured in a systematic manner, with each tumor type listed within a taxonomic classification: site, category, family (class), type, and subtype. In each volume, the entities are now listed from benign to malignant and are described under an updated set of headings, including histopathology, diagnostic molecular pathology, staging, and easy-to-read essential and desirable diagnostic criteria.

Who should read this book?

• Pathologists
• Oncologists
• Respiratory physicians
• Thoracic radiologists
• Cancer researchers
• Surgeons
• Epidemiologists
• Cancer registrars

This volume:

• Prepared by 217 authors and editors
• Contributors from around the world
• More than 1000 high-quality images
• More than 3500 references

pathology; oncology; pulmonology; cardiology; spine; surgery; histopathological diagnosis; cancer causation; cancer research; diagnostic criteria