Companion Handbook to The Chemotherapy Sourcebook / Edition 2

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Overview

Designed for quick reference, this handbook provides easily accessible information on the specific drugs and treatment regimens used in cancer chemotherapy. This updated Second Edition includes new drugs and combinations of drugs and reflects the increasing use of chemotherapy in combination with radiation and surgery.

The first section presents site-specific cancer staging tables, treatment recommendations, and combination chemotherapy regimens and includes chapters on toxicity grading, dose modifications, and precautions. The second section alphabetically lists all current chemotherapeutic agents and provides essential information on each drug, including interactions, toxicity, indications, and dosing. The third section focuses on control of side effects.

This edition is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John William Eklund, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: With contributions from leaders in the field of oncology, this handbook focuses on cancer chemotherapy and highlights many of the important aspects including indications, administration and dosing, side effects, and supportive care. This is a useful reference for those involved in the management of cancer patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a clear and concise source of information regarding the administration of chemotherapy to cancer patients. It is a pocket-sized guide that is ideal for the busy practitioner. Those in training, specifically oncology fellows, may find it useful to read the initial section on staging and treatment recommendations in its entirety. However, this book functions best as a handy reference. The detailed section on chemotherapy dose modifications and precautions is particularly helpful.
Audience: Although the book is intended for the "busy hematologist/oncologist, fellow, or advanced nurse practitioner," anyone involved in the dispensation of chemotherapy, including pharmacists, may find it valuable. The book has a strictly clinical focus, and is not intended to emphasize the basic science behind chemotherapy.
Features: "The book is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on therapy, and has a concise summary of three to five pages for each type of cancer starting with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and concluding with HIV-related malignancies. Included in these summaries are staging outlines and treatment recommendations. The first section also reviews toxicity grading and chemotherapy dose modifications and precautions. The second section focuses on the individual chemotherapeutic agents themselves, and summarizes each agent in one to two pages. Newer agents such as bortezomib and gefitinib are included. The final section focuses on symptom control. Important issues such as nausea and vomiting, mucositis, anorexia, pain management, hiccups, suppression of menses, hot flashes. and others are discussed. "
Assessment: This handbook is an excellent resource for anyone involved in the administration of chemotherapy. New to the second edition are the coverage of emerging agents and current perspectives on the expanding role of chemotherapy. When compared with other cancer chemotherapy handbooks, this one has both pros and cons. Although the malignancy treatment summaries are useful in general, I find the summaries from the Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy, 6th edition, by Skeel (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003), to be more comprehensive and helpful. Likewise, the Physicians' Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2004, by Chu and DeVita (Jones and Bartlett, 2003), has more detailed pharmacologic information. On the other hand, the major assets of this handbook are the sections on dose modifications and precautions and symptom control.
From The Critics
Reviewer: John William Eklund, MD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: With contributions from leaders in the field of oncology, this handbook focuses on cancer chemotherapy and highlights many of the important aspects including indications, administration and dosing, side effects, and supportive care. This is a useful reference for those involved in the management of cancer patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a clear and concise source of information regarding the administration of chemotherapy to cancer patients. It is a pocket-sized guide that is ideal for the busy practitioner. Those in training, specifically oncology fellows, may find it useful to read the initial section on staging and treatment recommendations in its entirety. However, this book functions best as a handy reference. The detailed section on chemotherapy dose modifications and precautions is particularly helpful.
Audience: Although the book is intended for the "busy hematologist/oncologist, fellow, or advanced nurse practitioner," anyone involved in the dispensation of chemotherapy, including pharmacists, may find it valuable. The book has a strictly clinical focus, and is not intended to emphasize the basic science behind chemotherapy.
Features: "The book is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on therapy, and has a concise summary of three to five pages for each type of cancer starting with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and concluding with HIV-related malignancies. Included in these summaries are staging outlines and treatment recommendations. The first section also reviews toxicity grading and chemotherapy dose modifications and precautions. The second section focuses on the individual chemotherapeutic agents themselves, and summarizes each agent in one to two pages. Newer agents such as bortezomib and gefitinib are included. The final section focuses on symptom control. Important issues such as nausea and vomiting, mucositis, anorexia, pain management, hiccups, suppression of menses, hot flashes. and others are discussed. "
Assessment: This handbook is an excellent resource for anyone involved in the administration of chemotherapy. New to the second edition are the coverage of emerging agents and current perspectives on the expanding role of chemotherapy. When compared with other cancer chemotherapy handbooks, this one has both pros and cons. Although the malignancy treatment summaries are useful in general, I find the summaries from the Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy, 6th edition, by Skeel (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003), to be more comprehensive and helpful. Likewise, the Physicians' Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2004, by Chu and DeVita (Jones and Bartlett, 2003), has more detailed pharmacologic information. On the other hand, the major assets of this handbook are the sections on dose modifications and precautions and symptom control.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781742702
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/19/2004
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing authors
Preface
Sect. 1 Therapy
1 Staging tables and treatment recommendations 3
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia 3
Acute myelogenous leukemia 9
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 16
Hairy cell leukemia 21
Chronic myelogenous leukemia 24
Myelodysplastic syndromes 27
Plasma cell dyscrasias 34
Hodgkin lymphoma 40
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 46
Malignant melanoma 55
Adult central nervous system tumors 61
Head and neck cancer 66
Thyroid cancer 71
Breast cancer 78
Lung cancer 89
Esophageal cancer 96
Gastric cancer 101
Pancreatic cancer 106
Neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract 111
Hepatobiliary cancer 116
Colorectal cancer 126
Anal cancer 134
Adrenal gland cancer 138
Bladder cancer 144
Renal cell carcinoma 150
Prostate cancer 155
Penile cancer 162
Germ cell tumors 166
Cervical cancer 174
Endometrial cancer 179
Gestational trophoblastic disease 182
Epithelial ovarian cancer 187
Ovarian germ cell tumors 192
Adult soft tissue sarcomas 194
Ewing sarcoma and primitive neuroepithelial tumors 200
Neuroblastoma 202
Osteosarcoma 206
Retinoblastoma 209
Rhabdomyosarcoma 211
Wilms tumor 215
Cancer of unknown primary origin 218
HIV-related malignancies 223
2 Chemotherapy programs 231
3 Toxicity grading 311
4 Chemotherapy dose modifications and precautions 381
Sect. 2 Chemotherapeutic agents
5 Drug profiles 419
Sect. 3 Symptom control
6 Gastrointestinal complaints 475
7 Pain assessment and general treatment guidelines 493
8 Management of selected symptoms 499
Appendix table 507
Subject index 511
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