Current Therapy in Cancer

Current Therapy in Cancer

by John F. Foley, James O. Armitage, Julie M. Vose
     
 

Authored by a team of nationally recognized figures, the revised edition of this text provides concise, up-to-date information on the management of every type of cancer. New to this edition is coverage of mantle cell lymphoma, marginal cell lymphomas, complications and side effects of radiation therapy and bone marrow transplantation, Wilms' tumor, non-Hodgkin's

Overview

Authored by a team of nationally recognized figures, the revised edition of this text provides concise, up-to-date information on the management of every type of cancer. New to this edition is coverage of mantle cell lymphoma, marginal cell lymphomas, complications and side effects of radiation therapy and bone marrow transplantation, Wilms' tumor, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, neurological tumors, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, peripheral stem cell transplantation and more. Contributors provide their preferred chemotherapy program as well as the currently accepted standards.

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Reviewer: Gregory A. Masters, MD (Evanston Hospital)
Description: This cancer text has short chapters on most major malignancies with a strong focus on stem cell transplantation and hematologic malignancies. This is a second edition updated from 1994.
Purpose: In the preface the editors state that this book will give a brief overview to allow clinicians an opportunity to make treatment decisions and explain strategies to patients and families. I believe these objectives are relatively well met with the caveat that the book is rather wordy, and therefore a bit cumbersome.
Audience: The intended audience is oncology clinicians in practice who may need a brief review on a given topic in a short time frame. It may also be valuable to students, residents, or fellows in training, as well as to other advanced practitioners such as nurse clinicians or physician assistants. The editors and contributors represented in this text are generally regarded as respected leaders in their field.
Features: The editors focus nicely on three general areas including solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplantation, as well as the evaluation and management of patients in each of these three settings. Each chapter includes a descriptive background including demographics and genetic factors in each malignancy, followed by an overview of diagnostic and evaluation strategies, followed by a brief review of treatment options and alternatives. The graphics are minimal, and the editors often attempt to encompass too much information into a short review, rather than focusing on basic evaluation and management strategies. The references focus on major clinical trials, and the index is quite comprehensive.
Assessment: This textbook is an attempt to provide a quick resource for clinicians. Unfortunately, it lacks the optimal format for this purpose, with too strong a focus on descriptive text. A stronger focus on graphics, including charts, tables, and algorithms, would contribute to the readability of this text. This textbook may end up on the bedside table for descriptive reviews of a given tumor type.
3 Stars from Doody
Gregory A. Masters
This cancer text has short chapters on most major malignancies with a strong focus on stem cell transplantation and hematologic malignancies. This is a second edition updated from 1994. In the preface the editors state that this book will give a brief overview to allow clinicians an opportunity to make treatment decisions and explain strategies to patients and families. I believe these objectives are relatively well met with the caveat that the book is rather wordy, and therefore a bit cumbersome. The intended audience is oncology clinicians in practice who may need a brief review on a given topic in a short time frame. It may also be valuable to students, residents, or fellows in training, as well as to other advanced practitioners such as nurse clinicians or physician assistants. The editors and contributors represented in this text are generally regarded as respected leaders in their field. The editors focus nicely on three general areas including solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplantation, as well as the evaluation and management of patients in each of these three settings. Each chapter includes a descriptive background including demographics and genetic factors in each malignancy, followed by an overview of diagnostic and evaluation strategies, followed by a brief review of treatment options and alternatives. The graphics are minimal, and the editors often attempt to encompass too much information into a short review, rather than focusing on basic evaluation and management strategies. The references focus on major clinical trials, and the index is quite comprehensive. This textbook is an attempt to provide a quick resource for clinicians.Unfortunately, it lacks the optimal format for this purpose, with too strong a focus on descriptive text. A stronger focus on graphics, including charts, tables, and algorithms, would contribute to the readability of this text. This textbook may end up on the bedside table for descriptive reviews of a given tumor type.
Booknews
Offers oncology specialists and others in medicine and nursing concise guidance on treating solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. In a practice-oriented format, presents information on epidemiology, differential diagnosis, staging, therapy, and prognosis for the full range of cancers. The 1994 edition is here augmented with nine new chapters; expanded and updated discussions of advances in lung and ovarian cancer and peripheral stem cell transplantation; and new considerations of the preferred chemotherapy and radiation therapy programs used by many of the contributors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721675480
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/13/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 10.53(h) x 1.17(d)

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