Basic Cancer Medicine

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This broad and remarkably manageable overview of cancer includes sections on fundamental cancer topics
• individual types of cancer
• promising new management approaches as well as unproven methods
• and frequently used cancer drugs. Within each section, essential information on each topic is presented in a consistent, concise, and highly ...

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Overview

This broad and remarkably manageable overview of cancer includes sections on fundamental cancer topics
• individual types of cancer
• promising new management approaches as well as unproven methods
• and frequently used cancer drugs. Within each section, essential information on each topic is presented in a consistent, concise, and highly readable two-page layout to permit convenient and rapid review.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721658247
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/26/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 147
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Cancer Biology 3
Cancer Epidemiology 4
Cancer Genetics 6
Cancer Prevention 9
Goals of Cancer Therapy 11
Clinical Trials in Oncology 12
Principles of Surgical Oncology 14
Principles of Radiation Oncology 16
Systemic Therapy of Cancer 18
Diagnostic Procedures in Oncology 20
Tumor Markers 22
Management of Cancer Symptoms 24
Oncologic Emergencies 27
Paraneoplastic Syndromes 30
Breast Cancer 35
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer 38
Germ Cell Tumors of the Ovary 41
Cervical Cancer 42
Endometrial Cancer 44
Adrenal Cancer 47
Neuroendocrine Tumors 48
Thyroid Cancer 50
Primary Central Nervous System Tumors 52
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 54
Small Cell Lung Cancer 57
Cancers of the Head and Neck Region 58
Mesothelioma 61
Sarcomas 62
Prostate Cancer 64
Renal Cell Cancer 66
Bladder Cancer 68
Testicular Cancer 70
Esophageal Cancer 72
Gastric Cancer 74
Small Bowel Cancers 76
Colon Cancer 78
Anal Cancer 80
Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer 82
Malignant Melanoma 84
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers 86
Hodgkin's Disease 89
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas 90
Acute Leukemia 93
Acute Myelocytic Leukemia and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 94
Myelodysplastic Syndromes 97
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia 99
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 100
Plasma Cell Dyscrasias 103
Multiple Myeloma 104
Waldenstrom's Macroglobinemia 107
Cancer of Unknown Primary Site 110
Childhood Cancers 112
Cancer and AIDS 114
Promising New Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment 116
Unproven Methods of Cancer Treatment 118
Antineoplastic Agents 123
Index 127
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