The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook / Edition 6

The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook / Edition 6

by David S. Fischer, M. Tish Knobf, Nancy Beaulieu, Henry Durivage
     
 

Here's a comprehensive, yet compact and practical guide to the care and chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients. It encompasses all major chemotherapeutic agents and combinations, investigational and newly approved drugs, and describes their mechanisms of action, indications, metabolism, dose, administration, toxicity, and drug interactions and

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Here's a comprehensive, yet compact and practical guide to the care and chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients. It encompasses all major chemotherapeutic agents and combinations, investigational and newly approved drugs, and describes their mechanisms of action, indications, metabolism, dose, administration, toxicity, and drug interactions and incompatibilities. The 6th Edition includes more than 75 new drug regiments as well as a new chapter on medication errors and safety.

  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach that reflects the work of the entire chemotherapeutic team.
  • Contains essential information on all chemotherapeutic agents and "cocktail" combinations.
  • Covers high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support, recognizing the rapid progress of stem cell therapy and highlighting potentially significant risks.
  • Lists chemotherapeutic drugs and biological response modifiers alphabetically, and arranges cancer treatment protocols by cancer type.
  • Provides the most comprehensive list of chemotherapeutic drugs available.


  • Updates and revises all chapters.
  • Describes 100 new chemotherapeutic drugs.
  • Features a new chapter on medication errors and safety.
  • Presents new information on monoclonal antibodies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323018906
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/16/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Associate Professor, Oncology Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT

Director of Clinical Affairs, Theradex Systems, Inc, Princeton, NJ

Staff Affiliate, Medical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Table of Contents

1. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
2. Clinical Trials—Principles and Applications
3. Chemotherapy Medication Safety
4. Chemotherapy Drugs and the Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer
5. Biotherapy
6. Cancer Chemotherapy Administration
7. Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
8. Ethical Considerations in Cancer
9. Cancer Pain Management
10. High Dose Chemotherapy with Stem Cell Support
11. Organ System Toxicity

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