Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology / Edition 5

Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology / Edition 5

by Vincent T. Jr. DeVita
     
 

ISBN-10: 0397515731

ISBN-13: 9780397515738

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting oncology reference, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology is now in its Sixth Edition. This thoroughly revised and updated classic reflects the latest breakthroughs in every aspect of oncology, from molecular biology, to multimodality treatment, to new data on cancer prevention by drugs…  See more details below

Overview

Acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting oncology reference, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology is now in its Sixth Edition. This thoroughly revised and updated classic reflects the latest breakthroughs in every aspect of oncology, from molecular biology, to multimodality treatment, to new data on cancer prevention by drugs and diet. This edition places increased emphasis on the role of molecular biology in cancer diagnosis and treatment. In light of the growing clinical importance of biological therapy, a new section on Pharmacology of Cancer Biotherapeutics has been added. Chapters describe new radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and innovative surgical techniques such as radiofrequency ablation of tumors, isolation-perfusion for visceral cancers, and image-guided surgery. Rehabilitation is integrated into each of this edition's chapters on organ-specific cancers. Also included are new chapters on information systems in oncology, particularly on accessing information from the World Wide Web.

This edition now includes a CD-ROM bound into the book: The CD-ROM has advanced search capabilities and gives you full text, high-quality video and color slides not found in the book, direct links to PubMed, and links to our new oncology portal. The CD-ROM is also available separately.

FEATURES:

  • Major emphasis on the role of molecular biology in cancer diagnosis and treatment -- both in general principle and in each organ-specific cancer.
  • Expanded emphasis on the text's hallmark -- the integrated and balanced use of "all aspects of oncology for the treatment of individual patients by stage of disease."
  • New section on the Pharmacology of Cancer biotherapeutics details the importance of these new agents as effective treatments in cancer management.
  • The latest on cancer prevention--including new and updated information on drugs and diet--enables you to prescribe effective measures for keeping patients healthy.
  • New chapters on innovative surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques, including "Management of Peritoneal Carcinomas," "Isolation-Perfusion for the Treatment of Visceral Cancers," "Image-Guided Surgery," and "Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy" -- ensure your conversancy with cutting-edge developments.
  • New, stronger focus on supportive care and care of the terminally ill deepens your understanding of these important and specialized aspects of treatment.
  • New chapters on information systems in oncology emphasize accessing information from the Internet to help you stay as current and knowledgeable as possible.
  • CD-ROM IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK! The accompanying CD-ROM has advanced search capabilities and gives you full text, high-quality video and color slides not found in the book, direct links to PubMed, and links to our new oncology portal -- LWWoncology.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397515738
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
3125
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 11.30(h) x 3.37(d)

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Table of Contents

1Essentials of Molecular Biology: Basic Principles3
2Essentials of Molecular Biology: Genomics and Cancer17
3Essentials of Signal Transduction31
4Essentials of Immunology43
5Molecular Biology of Cancer: Cytogenetics77
6Molecular Biology of Cancer: The Cell Cycle91
7Molecular Biology of Cancer: Apoplosis111
8Molecular Biology of Cancer: Invasion and Metastases123
9Biology of Cancer: Angiogenesis137
10Etiology of Cancer: Viruses149
11Etiology of Cancer: Chemical Factors179
12Etiology of Cancer: Physical Factors195
13Etiology of Cancer: Cancer Genetics207
14Epidemiology of Cancer219
15Principles of Cancer Management: Surgical Oncology253
16Principles of Cancer Management: Radiation Therapy265
17Principles of Cancer Management: Chemotherapy289
18Principles of Cancer Management: Biologic Therapy307
19Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapy335
20Pharmacology of Cancer Biotherapeutics461
21Clinical Trials in Cancer521
22Cancer Prevention: Preventing Tobacco-Related Cancers549
23Cancer Prevention: Diet and Chemopreventive Agents561
24Cancer Prevention: Role of Surgery in Cancer Prevention617
25Cancer Screening627
26Cancer Diagnosis: Molecular Pathology641
27Cancer Diagnosis: Imaging659
28Cancer Diagnosis: Endoscopy721
29Specialized Techniques in Cancer Management739
30Cancer of the Head and Neck789
31Cancer of the Lung917
32Neoplasms of the Mediastinum1019
33Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract1037
34Cancers of the Genitourinary System1343
35Cancer of the Testis1491
36Gynecologic Cancers1519
37Cancer of the Breast1633
38Cancer of the Endocrine System1727
39Sarcomas of the Soft Tissue and Bone1841
40Benign and Malignant Mesothelioma1937
41Cancer of the Skin1971
42Melanoma2003
43Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System2091
44Cancers of Childhood2161
45Lymphomas2215
46Leukemias2389
47Paraneoplastic Syndromes2511
48Cancer of Unknown Primary Site2537
49Peritoneal Carcinomatosis2561
50Immunosuppression-Related Malignancies2575
51Oncologic Emergencies2609
52Treatment of Metastatic Cancer2655
53Hematopoietic Therapy2753
54Infections in the Cancer Patient2815
55Adverse Effects of Treatment2869
56Supportive Care and Quality of Life2977
57Rehabilitation of the Cancer Patient3089
58Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants in Oncology Care3111
59Ethical Issues in Oncology and Clinical Trials3119
60Information Systems in Oncology3135
61Complementary: Alternative, and Unproven Methods of Cancer Treatment3147
62Genetic Therapy3161
63Cancer Vaccines3189
64Image-Guided Surgery3219
65Proton Beam Radiation Therapy3229

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