Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Multidisciplinary Management / Edition 1

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Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Multidisciplinary Management provides a comprehensive account of the current state of knowledge on nasopharyngeal cancer and its multidisciplinary management. The first ten chapters document contain essential background information on subjects such as epidemiology, pathogenesis, molecular biology, pathology, and the use of imaging in diagnosis and staging. Subsequently, the various treatment options and combinations in a range of settings are examined in depth. Detailed attention is given to the roles of concurrent, adjuvant, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and advanced radiotherapy techniques. Further chapters then explore surgical treatment, follow-up, treatment of metastatic disease, treatment-related complications, and nasopharyngeal cancer in children. This is an important book that will prove essential reading for the radiation oncology community worldwide and meet the need for substantial improvements in knowledge of modern techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540928096
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/18/2009
  • Series: Medical Radiology / Radiation Oncology Series
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Epidemiology.- Pathogenesis and Etiology of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Molecular Biology and Genetics of Nasopharyngeal Cancer (Including Angiogenesis).- Natural History, Presenting Symptoms and Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Screening and Early Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Familial Nasopharyngeal Cancer.- Pathology of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Imaging in the Diagnosis and Staging of Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx.- Staging of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Prognostic Factors in Nasopharyngeal Cancer.- Early Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Highly Curative Disease by Radiation Therapy.- Drug Therapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Cytotoxic and Targeted Therapy.- Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Cancer: The INT-0099 as a Proof of Principle.- Concurrent Chemotherapy-Enhanced Radiation: Trials and Conclusions.- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Trials and Conclusions.- Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Advances in the Technology of Radiation Therapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Target Volume Delineation in the Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Using Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy.- Follow-up of Patients after Definitive Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Management of Patients with Failure Following Definitive Radiation Therapy: Re-irradiation in Patients with Locally Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Surgical Treatment of Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx.- Systemic Treatment for Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Treatment-Related Complications and Quality of Life after Treatment of Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Nasopharyngeal Cancer in Children.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors

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