Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice

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In Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice, expert editors have brought together the accrued experience of pioneers and leaders in image-guided cancer therapy from around the globe to create the first comprehensive text for this emerging field. Covering the biology, techniques, clinical applications, and outcomes of interventional oncologic procedures for the treatment and palliation of solid tumors throughout the body, this practical reference will be indispensible for physicians across specialties who seek to provide collaborative, leading-edge care to cancer patients.
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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: The goal of this book is to describe the gamut of procedures and problems treated by a new specialist, the interventional oncologist, and by so doing help to define this new field. The book begins with principles of oncology and then progresses into principles of image-guided therapies. The bulk of the book deals with approaches to specific tumors. The amount of text allocated to various tumors and sites reflects current and probable immediately forthcoming uses; thus a large portion of the book is devoted to liver and kidney, where such interventions are well established. The book concludes with a section on special techniques, including palliative interventions.
Purpose: It attempts to span and thereby define the emerging intersection of interventional radiology with oncology. This is a worthy objective and the book fulfills it ably for those areas that it covers. The editors are interventional radiologists; thus the material is perhaps slightly slanted. As a surgical oncologist, I was surprised to find so little about image-guided therapy in the central nervous system or breast, for example, areas where such techniques are clearly being used or are emerging.
Audience: Practitioners in the field — radiologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists are the intended audience. They will find it a useful reference.
Features: The book is particularly strong in coverage of techniques useful in management of hepatobiliary malignancies and renal tumors. The chapter on palliative care is excellent. I would have wished for more treatment of CNS and breast malignancies.
Assessment: This is a unique and interesting book. It will be of greatest interest to radiologists, particularly those in training. Surgical and medical oncologists, as well as radiation oncologists, will find it of interest, but it will not replace specialized books in these fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521864138
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Pages: 636
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Paris, France, Dr Geschwind pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania before receiving his medical degree in 1991 from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and trained in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins, where he became a faculty member in 1998. In 2002, Dr. Geschwind was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and appointed Director of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published manuscripts and abstracts primarily on subjects dealing with cardiac MRI and oncology, and he is also the recipient of numerous national and international awards and grants for his research in the field of liver cancer. Dr Geschwind is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and the World Journal of Gastroenterology and a reviewer for numerous radiology and oncology journals. He is a member of the Hepatobiliary Task Force of the National Cancer Institute and has been a Board Member of the Society of Interventional Radiology Research Foundation since 2006. Dr Geschwind is an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Liver Cancer Association, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiology Society of North America, the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe.

Dr Soulen received his BS from Yale and MD from the University of Pennsylvania, then trained in radiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After clinical and research fellowships in vascular and interventional radiology at Thomas Jefferson University, he started the interventional oncology program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently Professor of Radiology and Surgery. Dr Soulen has 140 publications with over 1,500 ISI citations and has given over 100 presentations around the world. He served on the board of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for 9 years and currently serves as Director of Research Education for the SIR Foundation. He is a Fellow of the SIR and of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE).

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Table of Contents

Part I. Principles of Oncology: 1. Biology of cancer; 2. Evaluation of the cancer patient; 3. Principles of chemotherapy; Part II. Principles of Image-Guided Therapies: 4. Pharmacologic principles of regional therapy; 5. Image-guided interventions: fundamentals of radiofrequency tumor ablation; 6. Principles of embolization; 7. Imaging in interventional oncology: role of image-guidance; 8. Assessment of tumor response on MR imaging after locoregional therapy; Part III. Organ Specific Cancers: 9. Hepatocellular carcinoma: epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and screening; 10. Staging systems for hepatocellular carcinoma; 11. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) medical management; 12. Surgical management (resection); 13. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma; 14. Image-guided ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma; 15. Embolization of liver tumors: anatomy; 16. Intraarterial therapy; 17. New therapies; 18. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma; 19. Medical management of colorectal liver metastases; 20. Surgical resection of hepatic metastasis; 21. Ablation; 22. Colorectal metastases: chemoembolization; 23. Radioembolization with 90Yttrium microspheres for colorectal liver metastases; 24. Carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors; 25. Interventional radiology for the treatment of liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors; 26. Immunoembolization for melanoma; 27. Preoperative portal vein embolization; 28. Cancer of the extrahepatic bile ducts and the gallbladder: surgical management; 29. Extrahepatic biliary cancer: high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT); 30. Extrahepatic biliary cancer/biliary drainage; 31. Renal cell carcinoma: surgical and medical treatment; 32. Percutaneous renal ablation; 33. Embolotherapy in the management of renal cell carcinoma; 34. Epidemiology, diagnosis, staging and medical-surgical management of lung cancer; 35. Image-guided ablation in the thorax; 36. Interventional treatment methods for unresectable lung tumors; 37. Interventional neuroradiology in head and neck oncology; 38. Percutaneous ablation of painful metastases involving bone; 39. Intraarterial therapy for sarcomas; 40. Prostate IGI and ablation; Part IV. Specialized Interventional Techniques in Cancer Care: 41. Vascular access: venous and arterial ports; 42. GI stenting; 43. Diagnosis and management of superior vena cava syndrome; 44. Palliative care and symptom management; 45. Complications of therapeutic endovascular procedures in malignant liver diseases.
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