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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Editorial Reviews

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 (
From The Critics
Reviewer: Martin I Resnick, M.D.(University Hospitals of Cleveland)
Description: This is the third edition of a book that updates the reader on new developments in oncologic diseases of the genitourinary tract. The multieditor, multiauthored book includes recognized contributors in the fields of urology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. Two new editors have contributed to this edition but the intent of the first edition has been followed: " apply different areas of scientific knowledge to the goal of eradicating genitourinary cancers...."
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of genitourinary malignancies with discussions ranging from screening and early detection to the management of localized and advanced disease. Surgical developments are emphasized as are those in radiation and medical oncology. Because of the many developments over the past decade, the providing an update is worthwhile and of value. The editors and the individual authors have met their objectives.
Audience: The book should be of interest to all healthcare providers with an interest in genitourinary oncology. This includes those in primary care but also in specialties such as urology and medical and surgical oncology. Those in training and those having completed their training should be interested in the content of the book. Additionally, other healthcare providers such as nurses, physicians assistants and those caring for patients with these diseases should also find components of this book both interesting and of value. The editors are all highly respected in their particular fields enjoying both national and international reputations. Many of the authors of the individual chapters are also highly recognized individuals.
Features: Malignancies of the genitourinary organs are reviewed and topics such as disease etiology, screening and early detection studies, patient evaluation leading to diagnosis and staging, and management of localized and advanced disease are included. Methods of treatment such as surgery and radiation therapy are discussed and the pros and cons of conflicting approaches are addressed appropriately. Having editors of varying specialties helps to ensure these latter points.
Assessment: This new edition is a welcome addition to the literature on this common and important complex of diseases. The varied specialties associated with the management of these patients are well represented in an appropriate manner and the material will be of value to those caring for these patients. An update was needed and the editors and authors certainly have met their goals.

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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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