The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook / Edition 6

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Overview

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Przemyslaw W. Twardowski
This is a concise review of cancer chemotherapyincluding indications, dosages, methods of administration, andmanagement of side effects. The purpose of this handbook is toprovide concise, practical information for oncology professionals whoare involved with administration of chemotherapy treatments. Theaudience to which this book is directed includes oncology professionalswho deal with administration of chemotherapy: nurses, pharmacists,oncology fellows and attendings. This is a very well edited workcontaining the abundance of tables and references. The handbook formatlimits the number of illustrations, but drawings are included whenpertinent. This is a very useful and valuable book for practicingoncology professionals. It provides a handy resource of informationneeded with administration of chemotherapy. But it also goes beyondwhat the title implies. The chapters on clinical trial design, medicalethics, biological response modifiers, and transfusion therapy expandthe range of this book to make it a much more comprehensivework.
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Reviewer: Przemyslaw W. Twardowski, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a concise review of cancer chemotherapy including indications, dosages, methods of administration, and management of side effects.
Purpose: The purpose of this handbook is to provide concise, practical information for oncology professionals who are involved with administration of chemotherapy treatments.
Audience: The audience to which this book is directed includes oncology professionals who deal with administration of chemotherapy: nurses, pharmacists, oncology fellows and attendings.
Features: This is a very well edited work containing the abundance of tables and references. The handbook format limits the number of illustrations, but drawings are included when pertinent.
Assessment: This is a very useful and valuable book for practicing oncology professionals. It provides a handy resource of information needed with administration of chemotherapy. But it also goes beyond what the title implies. The chapters on clinical trial design, medical ethics, biological response modifiers, and transfusion therapy expand the range of this book to make it a much more comprehensive work.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018906
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/16/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • 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

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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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