By Klaus Havemann,George D. Sorenson,Clauss Gropp

The occurrence of lung melanoma has reached epidemic proportions during the civilized international. One indication of the size of this challenge is that during the us lung melanoma has turn into the best reason behind melanoma loss of life in ladies in addition to males. In 1912 there has been a "nearly entire consensus of opinion that basic malignant neoplasms of the lung (were one) of the rarest types of disease," in keeping with Adler. by way of 1937, notwithstanding, it had develop into transparent that the prevalence of lung melanoma used to be expanding considerably; this bring up has been innovative ever on the grounds that. it truly is now renowned that a few lung cancers provide upward push to numerous hormones which, from time to time, produce scientific manifestations. The organization of hormone creation with a "nonendocrine" tumor increases many questions, the solutions to that can shed a few gentle at the etiology of this normal type of melanoma. This attention-grabbing prob­ lem has motivated a large choice of stories in either the scientific and the elemental sciences. many of the more moderen reports during this box have been mentioned on the foreign Symposium on Peptide Hor­ mones and Lung melanoma held in Marburg, West Germany, on June 18-20, 1984. This quantity comprises the papers that have been pre­ sented in this occasion.

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