Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. With the aim of providing the most up-to-date knowledge in this field, Translational Lung Cancer Research will launch two consecutive special issues in the second quarter of 2013, dedicated to improving the management of patients with lung cancer.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 13 million new cases per year, and 8 million deaths annually, which account for 13% of all human deaths. This mortality figure is projected to rise to 12 million by 2030.
Translational Lung Cancer Research (TLCR, Transl Lung Cancer Res, Print ISSN 2218-6751; Online ISSN 2226-4477) publishes articles that describe new findings in the field of translational research in lung cancer, provides current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations of lung cancer.