Cancer Chemotherapy Treatment Protocols

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Progress in Anti-Cancer Therapy will be a series of summaries of the state of the art in pharmacotherapy for all forms of cancer. Each volume will contain roughly 20 chapters based on presentations by top clinicians at the very popular International Conference on Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy held annualy in Paris.

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This is a practical guide to the use of anticancer drugs in a hospital setting; ...

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Overview

Progress in Anti-Cancer Therapy will be a series of summaries of the state of the art in pharmacotherapy for all forms of cancer. Each volume will contain roughly 20 chapters based on presentations by top clinicians at the very popular International Conference on Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy held annualy in Paris.

The book contains black-and-white figures.

This is a practical guide to the use of anticancer drugs in a hospital setting; this handy paperback consisting of lists of drugs, doses and schedules will prove to be an invaluable source of quick reference on all the key facts of cancer chemotherapy for the busy practising clinician and its highly structured database-like format allows rapid retrieval of information.

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Reviewer: Gershon Y. Locker, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This English edition of a book previously published in France is a compendium of anticancer chemotherapy protocols.
Purpose: It is intended as a single source of information about anticancer chemotherapy regimes.
Audience: It aims to be a reference source for the practicing oncologist, but is more suited for fellows in training or for non-oncologists who encounter the regimens in their patients or in the literature. It is written by respected European cancer physicians.
Features: The text begins with a brief discussion of practical management topics such as anti-emetics, neutropenic sepsis, pain control, and cytokines. This section is unreferenced and reflects the views of the authors and European practice (e.g., the use of heroin for pain). This is followed by a superficial review of individual chemotherapeutic agents. The heart of the book, the summary of combination regimens, is organized by disease site. For each malignancy an excellent table of single agent activity is supplied, as are tables summarizing each combination regimen, drug dose/schedule, and toxicity. Protocol indication, response rate, brief commentary, and a few references are included. The tables are the strongest and most useful aspect of the book, eliminating the need to wade through text to get at the desired information. Unfortunately the inclusion of some rarely used protocols and the omission of other common protocols is problematic and may reflect differences between U.S. and European practice. The "grading" of regimens by response rate rather than effect on survival or quality of life does not reflect the general consensus on the role of chemotherapy in oncologic practice. The absence of protocols for many hematologic malignancies and less common tumors is another shortcoming. Several errors detract from the overall reliability of the book.
Assessment: In theory this book could function as a quick reference, reducing the need to consult primary sources or oncologic text books. Given its weaknesses, for the American public, it cannot replace the tables of chemotherapy regimens found in the standard oncology texts. If rewritten to add American practice and more malignancies, it could be a valuable addition to the practical oncology literature.
Gershon Y. Locker
This English edition of a book previously published in France is a compendium of anticancer chemotherapy protocols. It is intended as a single source of information about anticancer chemotherapy regimes. It aims to be a reference source for the practicing oncologist, but is more suited for fellows in training or for non-oncologists who encounter the regimens in their patients or in the literature. It is written by respected European cancer physicians. The text begins with a brief discussion of practical management topics such as anti-emetics, neutropenic sepsis, pain control, and cytokines. This section is unreferenced and reflects the views of the authors and European practice (e.g., the use of heroin for pain). This is followed by a superficial review of individual chemotherapeutic agents. The heart of the book, the summary of combination regimens, is organized by disease site. For each malignancy an excellent table of single agent activity is supplied, as are tables summarizing each combination regimen, drug dose/schedule, and toxicity. Protocol indication, response rate, brief commentary, and a few references are included. The tables are the strongest and most useful aspect of the book, eliminating the need to wade through text to get at the desired information. Unfortunately the inclusion of some rarely used protocols and the omission of other common protocols is problematic and may reflect differences between U.S. and European practice. The ""grading"" of regimens by response rate rather than effect on survival or quality of life does not reflect the general consensus on the role of chemotherapy in oncologic practice. The absence of protocols for many hematologicmalignancies and less common tumors is another shortcoming. Several errors detract from the overall reliability of the book. In theory this book could function as a quick reference, reducing the need to consult primary sources or oncologic text books. Given its weaknesses, for the American public, it cannot replace the tables of chemotherapy regimens found in the standard oncology texts. If rewritten to add American practice and more malignancies, it could be a valuable addition to the practical oncology literature.
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Including antitumor agents from aclarubricin (ACR) to zorubicin (RBZ), this concise guide by five physicians to the use of anticancer drugs should aid clinicians select and administer chemotherapy regimes in a hospital setting. General principles are overviewed; a chart summarizes the classification of 58 such agents from 13 drug families. Treatment protocols for specific malignancies are presented with indication, efficacy, treatment interval, toxicity, response and survival rates, and a reference. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865426931
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 145
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
General Principles 1
Classification of Antitumour Agents and Abbreviations 9
Chemotherapy Protocols for Specific Tumours
Breast Cancer 13
Gynaecological Cancers 27
Genito-urinary Cancers 45
Gastrointestinal Cancers 66
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 77
Lung Cancers 89
Skin Cancers 109
Head and Neck Cancers 115
Lymphomas 121
Index 139
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