Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology / Edition 4

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Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary text on genitourinary cancers. This edition has two new editors—Frans M.J. Debruyne and W. Marston Linehan—and more than 50% new contributors. Seventeen new chapters cover familial prostate cancer, biology of bone metastases, molecular pathology and biologic determinants, PSA and related kallikreins, needle biopsy, laparoscopic surgical procedures, 3D conformal radiotherapy, hormones and radiotherapy, integration of chemotherapy and other modalities, quality of life after treatment of localized prostate cancer, management of rising PSA after local therapy, the role of surgery in advanced bladder cancer, post-chemotherapy node dissections and resection of metastatic disease, and stem cell transplantation.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Robert B Den, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)
Description: Experts in the fields of genitourinary oncology who are academic leaders and well published in various aspects of prostate, bladder and upper tract, testicular, kidney, penile, and adrenal malignancies author this book. The chapters are independent units that provide a comprehensive review of the field with a focus on the most recent discoveries and controversies.
Purpose: The book presents the experience of the experts, with a focus on management of these malignancies. This thorough overview of the different treatment approaches to genitourinary oncology presents both the advantages and disadvantages.
Audience: The targeted audience includes both new trainees and veteran clinicians in urological, radiation, and medical oncology. In addition, the expert opinions are an invaluable resource for scientists and engineers interested in understanding the clinically relevant unanswered questions in the field. The authors present a fair and impartial review of the current literature.
Features: The book is divided into six sections focused on the various genitourinary malignancies. Each section follows a similar format: the first several chapters cover epidemiology, genetics, and molecular biology; the next few discuss diagnosis, staging, and prognosis; and the remaining majority of chapters detail the various treatment modalities for early, locally advanced, and metastatic disease. The illustrations and charts supplement and enhance the text. The book gives equal attention to surgical and nonsurgical approaches, which is a strength of this work given the controversies surrounding treatment, particularly for prostate cancer. A significant limitation is that the book does not mention the less common types of prostate cancer, specifically neuroendocrine or basal cell. There has been an increase in the scientific understanding of these distinct histopathologic types. There also have been tremendous advances in the treatment of metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer, and this section should be expanded in future edition.
Assessment: This is an excellent, well-written resource for readers interested in an in-depth overview of genitourinary oncology. The authors are leading experts in their fields and it is a privilege to get their insights and opinion. This book will provide medical students, residents, or experienced physicians with a working understanding of genitourinary oncology.
Stephen C. Campbell
This is the second edition of a comprehensive review of genitourinary oncology emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach. The primary objective is to provide a summary of this rapidly evolving field. It is intended for physicians caring for patients with genitourinary malignancies, basic scientists studying these cancers, and residents in training. The editors are internationally renowned for their expertise in the fields of medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and molecular and tumor biology, and a multidisciplinary approach is fostered throughout the entire book. As in the first edition, an impressive international array of contributors have been selected, including the premier leaders and experts in each branch of study and, in general, divergent viewpoints and controversies are given appropriate consideration. Each of the major urologic cancers is reviewed in great detail, including recent advances in basic science and epidemiology, related anatomic and pathologic considerations, and clinical and radiologic evaluation; and the various options for management are discussed and placed into perspective. The pediatric genitourinary cancers and the less common cancers of the adrenal gland, penis, and urethra are also discussed in detail. This edition includes a number of new or revised chapters, filling in some of the gaps in the first edition, and responding to the ever-expanding database about these malignancies. In general, the book is well organized, illustrated, and referenced. It is as current as possible for such a textbook, given the necessary lag time in bringing such a project to fruition. With this book the editors succeed in providing a comprehensivereview of the field of genitourinary oncology, and it should prove to be a valuable reference for physicians, basic scientists, and trainees with an interest in this exciting and rapidly evolving field of study.
New edition of a text that summarizes, collates, and displays information in this rapidly changing field which encompasses medicine, surgery, radiation oncology, basic science, pathology, and supportive care. Sixty-seven chapters present an overview and discuss pediatric, kidney, prostate, testis, and penile cancers, as well as transitional cell carcinomas of the urinary tract and other urologic malignancies. Edited by Vogelzang (U. of Chicago Cancer Research Center), William U. Shipley (radiation oncology, Harvard U. and Masachusetts General Hospital), Peter T. Scardino (urology, Memorial Sloan-Keterring Cancer Center and Weill Medical College) and Donald S.Coffey (urology, Johns Hopkins U. and hospital). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608313525
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/27/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 973
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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