Current Therapy in Cancer

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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 ...

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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.
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.
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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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721675480
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/13/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 10.53 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

SOLID TUMOURS
Section I: Lung Carcinoma. Lung Carcinoma Overview. Therapy for Patients With Non-Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung. Details of Therapy. Section II: Thymic Carcinomas. Thymic Tumours. Section III: Head and Neck Carcinomas. Overview: Head and Neck Carcinomas. Laryngeal Cancer. Paranasal Sinus Carcinoma. Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland. Section IV: Carcinoma of the Digestive Organs. Carcinoma of the Esophagus. Carcinoma of the Stomach. Carcinoma of the Pancreas. Carcinoma of the Liver. Carcinoma of the Bile Ducts. Carcinoma of the Colon. Carcinoma of the Rectum. Carcinoma of the Anus. Section V: Carcinoma of the Breast. Cancer of the Female Breast. Systemic Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer. Hormonal Therapy for Metastatic Disease of Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy for Metastatic Disease. Locally/Regionally Advanced Breast Cancer Therapy. Section VI: Gynecologic Carcinomas. Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms. Carcinoma of the Ovary. Carcinoma of the Cervix. Carcinoma of the Endometrium. Vaginal Cancer. Vulvar Cancer. Section VII: Urinary Carcinomas. Carcinoma of the Prostate. Carcinoma of the Testis. Carcinoma of the Penis. Renal Cell Carcinoma. Carcinoma of the Bladder. Wilms Tumour. Section VIII: Endocrine Tumours. Thyroid Tumours. Adrenal Cortex Tumours. Carcinoid Tumours. Pheochromocytoma. Islet Cell Tumours. Section IX: Skin Malignancies. Malignant Melanoma. Squamous Cell and Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. Section X: Sarcomas. Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Osteosarcoma. Mesothelioma. Desmoid Tumours. Section XI: Neurologic Tumours. Astrocytomas. Meningioma. Metastatic Brain Tumours. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma.

HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES
Section XII: Hodgkins Disease. Hodgkins Disease. Section XIII: Non-Hodgkins Disease Lymphoma: Low Grade. Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. Follicular Lymphoma. Section XIV: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: Intermediate Grade. Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas: Diffuse-Aggressive. Section XV: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: High-Grade. Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphomas (Burkitts and Burkitt-Like Lymphomas). Lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Section XVI: Special Lymphoma Problems. AIDS-Associated Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Mantell Cell Lymphoma. Marginal Zone Lymphoma. Childhood T Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma. Section XVII: Hematologic Malignancies. Multiple Myeloma. Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Section XVIII: Acute Leukemia. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Acute Myelocytic Leukemia. Section XIX: Chronic Leukemia. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Hairy Cell Leukemia. Section XX: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation: Recent Results and Current Issues. Indolent Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplantation for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Small Non-Cleaved Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Hodgkins Disease. Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Bone Marrow Transplantation for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Myeloma. Section XXI: Complications of Chemotherapy Agents. Complications of Chemotherapy Agents. Complications of Radiation Therapy. Complications of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Section XXII: New Advances. Chemotherapy: New Advances. Targeted Cancer Therapy.

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