Cancer and Its Management / Edition 5

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Overview

Cancer and Its Management emphasizes the management of cancer by integrating basic science with clinical wisdom. The third edition of this now established favourite has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the field.

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.
From The Critics
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

1 The modern management of cancer : an introductory note 1
2 Epidemiology, cure, treatment trials and screening 6
3 Biology of cancer 23
4 Staging of tumours 42
5 Radiotherapy 57
6 Systemic treatment for cancer 76
7 Supportive care and symptom relief 108
8 Medical problems and radiotherapy emergencies 123
9 Paraneoplastic syndromes 140
10 Cancer of the head and neck 150
11 Brain and spinal cord 174
12 Tumours of the lung and mediastinum 195
13 Breast cancer 216
14 Cancer of the oesophagus and stomach 236
15 Cancer of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas 253
16 Tumours of the small and large bowel 270
17 Gynaecological cancer 283
18 Genitourinary cancer 309
19 Testicular cancer 335
20 Thyroid and adrenal cancer 350
21 Cancer from an unknown primary site 364
22 Skin cancer 369
23 Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas 386
24 Paediatric malignancies 405
25 Hodgkin's disease 426
26 Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas 443
27 Myeloma and other paraproteinaemias 469
28 Leukaemia 482
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