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The Changing Face of Lung Cancer

David J. Barnes, MBBS, FCCP
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Affiliations: Sydney, Australia
 ,  Dr. Barnes is Associate Professor in Medicine, University of Sydney and consultant respiratory physician, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Correspondence to: David J. Barnes, FCCP, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Center, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia; e-mail: davidb@med.usyd.edu.au



Chest. 2004;126(6):1718-1721. doi:10.1378/chest.126.6.1718
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We are all painfully aware of the ongoing epidemic of lung cancer throughout the world. Despite the noble efforts of interested parties to reduce smoking rates, we still read the depressing statistics reporting that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and throughout the world. Indeed, in United States lung cancer in women is responsible for as many deaths as breast cancer, and as many as all gynecologic cancers combined.1

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