Cancer and Its Management / Edition 5

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Overview

highly acclaimed comprehensive and practical text covering the principles and practice of the management of cancer

Why Buy This Book?

  • Includes up-to-date information on the most recent techniques and therapies available
  • Comprehensive and practical reference source of both common and rarer forms of cancer
  • Highlights frequent dilemmas and difficulties encountered during cancer management
  • Covers controversial topics including screening, genetic testing, prevention and AIDS-related cancers
  • Provides the reader with fundamental knowledge about oncogenes, epidemiology and staging, through to basic actions of different treatment modalities

Cancer and its management is ideal for all those concerned with he management of cancer:

  • Surgical, clinical and medical oncologists – both consultants and trainees
  • Nursing staff with an interest in cancer
  • General practitioners, and medical, nursing and pharmacy students

"This book is exactly what was needed. All in all, this book is destined to become a classic."
The Lancet

"......should be compulsory reading for all would-be cancer specialists. The authors' discussion of controversial topics...is excellent."
British Medical Journal

“This is, without exaggeration, the book when it comes to Cancer. ... All in all, the Cancer Bible.”
Microscope (NottinghamUniversityMedicalSchool Gazette)

This book gives a full account of both general and specific features of cancer medicine. It is one of the leading concise books on cancer, giving a wide description of the disease including cancer biology, clinical trials, supportive care in cancer medicine, and specific chapters on all the major cancer types.

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Siegel
This third edition of a book describing each of the major tumors in terms of etiology, histopathogenesis, diagnosis, staging, and management comes three years after the second edition was published in 1995. This updated version is useful in a rapidly changing field and incorporates many important references from the last few years. The purpose is to provide a review of oncology that includes chapters on all the major tumors, as well as important chapters on epidemiology, biology, radiotherapy, and supportive care. The authors attain their objective by providing a complete review in a concise, organized, well-written manner. It is intended for surgeons, gynecologists, and all other non-oncologist physicians who care for cancer patients. It is also intended for medical students and residents, and is excellent reading for fellows in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. The authors, both of whom are clinical oncologists, are appropriate authorities. This book begins with introductory reviews that cover the epidemiology and biology of cancer, and includes superb discussions of the principles of radiation therapy and supportive care in cancer patients. This is a nice lead into the more traditional presentation of the major tumors. The use of graphs that are easy to interpret and diagrams that are both pertinent and instructive is a major strength. The glossary of abbreviations and the index are both helpful. This is an excellent review in clinical oncology, and it is presented in a very readable format for those who are not oncology specialists. It can be compared to another excellent review in oncology, Medical Oncology: A Comprehensive Review, edited byPazdur of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. That book provides a more detailed review of treatment regimens, but uses fewer diagrams to support the text.
Booknews
Describes state-of-the-art diagnosis and management of the full gamut of malignancies, system by system, in a clear, concise, and readable manner. The third edition reflects the latest changes in the molecular classification of lymphomas; the role of surgery and chemotherapy in the management of many cancers; the use of medical support measures in treatment; and the use of high-dose chemotherapy with peripheral blood support in the treatment of hematological malignancy and solid tumors. Includes discussion of controversial topics such as adjuvant therapy and combined modality treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Richard Siegel, MD (Northwestern University)
Description: This third edition of a book describing each of the major tumors in terms of etiology, histopathogenesis, diagnosis, staging, and management comes three years after the second edition was published in 1995. This updated version is useful in a rapidly changing field and incorporates many important references from the last few years.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a review of oncology that includes chapters on all the major tumors, as well as important chapters on epidemiology, biology, radiotherapy, and supportive care. The authors attain their objective by providing a complete review in a concise, organized, well-written manner.
Audience: It is intended for surgeons, gynecologists, and all other non-oncologist physicians who care for cancer patients. It is also intended for medical students and residents, and is excellent reading for fellows in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. The authors, both of whom are clinical oncologists, are appropriate authorities.
Features: This book begins with introductory reviews that cover the epidemiology and biology of cancer, and includes superb discussions of the principles of radiation therapy and supportive care in cancer patients. This is a nice lead into the more traditional presentation of the major tumors. The use of graphs that are easy to interpret and diagrams that are both pertinent and instructive is a major strength. The glossary of abbreviations and the index are both helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent review in clinical oncology, and it is presented in a very readable format for those who are not oncology specialists. It can be compared to another excellent review in oncology, Medical Oncology: A Comprehensive Review, edited by Pazdur of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. That book provides a more detailed review of treatment regimens, but uses fewer diagrams to support the text.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405126366
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Abbreviations.

1 The modern management of cancer: an introductory note.

2 Epidemiology, cure, treatment trials and screening.

3 Biology of cancer.

4 Staging of tumours.

5 Radiotherapy.

6 Systemic treatment for cancer.

7 Supportive care and symptom relief.

8 Medical problems and radiotherapy emergencies.

9 Paraneoplastic syndromes.

10 Cancer of the head and neck.

11 Brain and spinal cord.

12 Tumours of the lung and mediastinum.

13 Breast cancer.

14 Cancer of the oesophagus and stomach.

15 Cancer of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.

16 Tumours of the small and large bowel.

17 Gynaecological cancer.

18 Genitourinary cancer.

19 Testicular cancer.

20 Thyroid and adrenal cancer.

21 Cancer from an unknown primary site.

22 Skin cancer.

23 Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.

24 Paediatric malignancies.

25 Hodgkin’s disease.

26 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

27 Myeloma and other paraproteinaemias.

28 Leukaemia.

Appendix.

Index

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