The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, Second Edition

The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, Second Edition

by Hagop M. Kantarjian, Robert A. Wolff, Charles A. Koller
     
 

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State-of-the-art approaches to cancer management from the world's #1 oncology center

The perfect clinical desk manual from the experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Read the outstanding reviews of the previous edition:
"As a detailed guide, [the book] offers practitioners a clear, user-friendly approach to the

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State-of-the-art approaches to cancer management from the world's #1 oncology center

The perfect clinical desk manual from the experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Read the outstanding reviews of the previous edition:
"As a detailed guide, [the book] offers practitioners a clear, user-friendly approach to the care of patients with cancer." -- New England Journal of Medicine

"The portions of the text that summarize the chemotherapeutic literature are helpful and potentially useful to a busy medical oncologist. The graphic representations and flow charts are of high quality, are well designed and easy to follow, and are clinically useful. A number of good photographs have been provided that illustrate pathologic conditions....the Manual is well written, has extremely useful graphics, and represents a useful entry point for those interested in the management of malignant diseases." -- International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics

"...[MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology] fulfills its goals of helping clinicians quickly evaluate therapeutic regimens and possibilities. Surgeons and radiation oncologists will find the text useful as a reference guide to what the medical oncologist can do and how the medical oncologist views their disciplines. The text is also of considerable help for physicians studying for board certification or recertification in medical oncology. Practicing medical oncologists would do well to have it in their personal libraries." -- Journal of the American Medical Association

MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology offers clinicians an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the medical management of patients with cancer and its complications. Featuring concise but practical text and a large number of decision-making algorithms, the book gives physicians a current, templated approach to each disease and situation -- backed by the clincal expertise and authority of world recognized oncology researchers/practitioners.

Key Features

  • REVISED: competely updated coverage of the quickly evolving world of cancer therapeutics
  • NEW: chapters include "Expert Commentary Sidebars" that provide clinical insights from leading subspecialists in radiation therapy, surgical oncology, pathology, and laboratory medicine
  • NEW: brand new chapters on myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative diseases, and appendiceal cancer
  • NEW: a brand new chapter on the important and underpublished topic of psycho-social issues in oncology
  • Consistently formatted for a unified patient management strategy
  • Packed with time-saving features, including The MD Anderson Work-Up Box and The MD Anderson Preferred Treatment Box

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kehinde Adekola, MBBS (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with oncologic diseases. It is an update, and more, of the first edition published in 2006. It employs pictures, tables. and diagrams to effectively elucidate information.
Purpose: The purpose of this edition is to provide a practical, evidence-based, hands-on reference for practicing oncologists, with a particular focus on the multidisciplinary approach to the management of the cancer patient. These are important objectives and the authors have created an easy to read book with excellent quality photographs which stimulate the reader's attention/interest.
Audience: Although the book targets practicing oncologists, it is also ideal for fellows and internal medicine residents who would like a book that addresses all aspects of cancer management. It is also an excellent resource for practicing oncology nurses. The contributors are among the world's leading experts in medical oncology.
Features: In great detail, the book covers the biology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of hematological and solid malignancies, with chapters on supportive care of the patient with cancer, palliative care, and long-term survival. The book uses excellent quality color pictures and detailed, evidence-based algorithms to deliver the information. I especially appreciated that the book was easy to read, with clearly defined subject headings, and that it paid attention to stem cell transplantation, palliative care, and long-term survival especially for our international colleagues. It was also interesting to learn about the authors' experience in their institutions and future directions in the evaluation and management of these diseases.
Assessment: This is a quality resource for practicing oncologists the world over. It meets the need for a book that presents a realistic and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. This edition is justified with its new chapters on rare cancers and updates of other chapters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071701051
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
04/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1200
File size:
44 MB
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Charles Koller, MD
Director of Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Houston School of Medicine

Dr Koller and the staff of MD Anderson are respected worldwide for their expertise in medical therapy of cancer.

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