Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 1

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Title consistently uses the evidence-based approach

Evidence-based tables make documentation of care plan easy

Interdisciplinary orientation – all aspects of patient care are covered

Only book that involves experts from the entire range of cancer treatment in the fields of medical, surgical and radiation oncology

Includes hot topics such as prevention and breast cancer

Offers ground-breaking sections on the latest research and clinical applications in cancer survivorship

Chapter on PET addresses imaging issues and how to get the best results

Most comprehensive sections on the biology and epidemiology of cancer as compared to competitors

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary R. MacVicar, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive book on oncology emphasizes current evidence pertaining to the clinical care of cancer patients.
Purpose: The editorial board of the book state in the preface that the purpose is to discuss relevant oncology topics with an emphasis on an evidence-based approach to assist the busy clinician in making management decisions which are founded on current literature. Given the large number of patients most clinicians see and the rapid development of new treatments in a number of malignancies, staying "current" is becoming increasingly more difficult. Therefore, a book that summarizes key trials and other clinical evidence in a concise yet comprehensive fashion is valuable. The book meets these objectives.
Audience: According to the editors, this book is relevant for all persons involved in the care of cancer patients including residents, fellows, and practicing oncologists, as well as allied health professionals. The book is appropriately written for this audience. Those with particular interests in prevention, supportive care, or survivorship in relation to cancer would also find this book relevant. The editors are leaders in various disciplines in oncology, and many chapter authors are recognized experts from leading institutions.
Features: A wide variety of topics is covered, and the book includes chapters on a comprehensive array of solid and hematologic malignancies. In addition, new, unique, and evolving topics are discussed with chapters on translational sciences, informatics, ethical issues, targeted therapies, and PET imaging. Supportive oncology and survivorship topics are also included. Many of these chapters contain practical information which is relevant to clinicians. An evidence-based approach is emphasized throughout the book and an effort is made to present current evidence. Most chapters contain a number of useful tables and figures summarizing trial data and presenting clinically relevant information. Multimodality approaches are stressed as well.
Assessment: This is a useful addition to the existing standard oncology textbooks. With its emphasis on current evidence and its comprehensive nature, this is an excellent resource for clinicians seeking answers to clinical questions, updated information regarding current care of cancer patients, and insight into translational sciences, supportive care, and survivorship issues.
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"This is an extremely informative book. … This book aims to give an evidence-based approach to oncology. … It should be recommended reading for any health professional … . The section on survivorship sets this book apart from other similar texts. … a good book, and a useful addition to the library of the practising Oncologist. … It certainly has great strengths in it’s involvement of cancer survivors, its strong use of quality data and its careful balancing of benefit and toxicity of anti-cancer therapy." (Dr. Simon Grumett, Oncology News, Vol. 1 (2), 2006)

"This text … has the physical gravitas of a worthy scholarly tome. … Oncology is a different textbook on the subject. It opens … with an introduction to an evidence-based approach to oncology. … my impression of this book overall is highly favorable – it provides comprehensive coverage of the basics, with extensive information about new areas. … oncologists will enjoy exploring it in their leisure time." (Robyn Ward, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)

"This book looks at the complexity of oncology by utilising an evidence-based approach. … it is easy to read and should capture the reader’s attention due to the layout and style in which it is written. … Overall a great book providing comprehensive coverage of the evidence-based approach to oncology, allowing the readers to make their own decisions. I would recommend this book to all health professionals who have an interest in oncology." (Di Saward, CancerForum, Vol. 30 (3), November, 2006)

"This concise book is a current source of information on all major cancers, diagnostic methods, and several general topics of interest for those caring for oncology patients. … This is a well-referenced textbook of oncology. … This textbook would be useful for anyone reading to stay up-to-date on a topic. … Recommended Readership: Internists with an interest in cancer, oncologists, oncology trainees, allied health service and nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who deal with patients with cancer. Medical libraries should have this book." (Ravi D. Rao, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (5), May, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387242910
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 2012
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Principles of Oncology
• Evidence-Based Approach to Oncology
• Principles of Chemotherapy
• Principles of Radiation Oncology
• Principles of Surgical Therapy in Oncology
• Principles of Targeted and Biological Therapies
• Biologic Principles of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
• Evaluation of Tumor Markers: An Evidence-Based Guide for Determination of Clinical Utility
• Design and Analysis of Oncology Clinical Trials
• Ethics of Clinical Oncology Research
• Informatics Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Cancer Medicine
• Economics of Cancer Care
• Principles of Screening for Cancer
• Patient Decision Making
• Establishing an Interdisciplinary Oncology Team
• Principles of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer
• Section II. Translational Basic Science
• Fundamental Aspects of the Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction
• Viral Carcinogenesis
• Environmental Carcinogenesis
• Cancer Metastasis
• Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
• Technologies in Molecular Biology: Diagnostic Applications
• Section III. Cancer Prevention and Control
• Cancer Epidemiology
• Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cancer Prevention Trials
• Screening
• Genetic Screening and Counseling for High-Risk Populations
• Behavior Modification
• Section IV. Cancer Imaging
• Central Nervous System Imaging
• Chapter 28. Breast Imaging
• Imaging of Thoracic Malignancies
• Imaging of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
• Genitourinary Imaging
• Musculoskeletal Imaging
• Section V. Solid Tumors
• Central Nervous System Tumors
• Eye, Orbit, and Adnexal Structures
• Head and Neck Cancer
• Lung
• Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
• Mediastinum
• Esophageal Cancer
• Stomach
• Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer Management
• Adenocarcinoma and Other Small Intestinal Malignancies
• Cancer of the Liver and Bile Ducts
• An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Pancreatic Cancer
• Renal Cell Cancer
• Ureter, Bladder, Penis, and Urethra* Prostate Cancer
• Testis Cancer
• Cervix, Vulva, and Vagina
• Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia
• Ovarian Cancer
• Uterine Malignancies
• Evidence-Based Management of Breast Cancer
• Thyroid and Parathyroid
• Tumors of the Endocrine System
• Sarcomas of Bone
• Soft Tissue Sarcoma
• Cutaneous Melanoma
• Nonmelanoma Cutaneous Malignancies
• Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
• Solid Tumors of Childhood
• Section VI. Hematologic Malignancies
• Acute Myeloid Leukemia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes
• Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Related Chronic Leukemias
• Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
• An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
• Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas
• Plasma Cell Lymphomas
• Section VII. Practice of Oncology Oncologic Emergencies
• Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
• Central Nervous System Emergencies
• Metabolic Emergencies in Oncology
• Surgical Emergencies
• Acute Toxicities of Therapy
• Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy Alopecia and Cutaneous Complications of Chemotherapy
• Infectious Complications of Cancer Therapy
• Acute Toxicities of Therapy: Pulmonary Complications
• Cardiac Complications
• Neurologic Complications of Therapy
• Acute Toxicities of Therapy: Urologic Complications
• Supportive Care
• Management of Cancer Pain
• Nausea and Vomiting in the Cancer Patient
• Nutritional Support for the Cancer Patient
• Paraneoplastic Syndromes
• Malignant Effusions
• Bone Marrow Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (RMS)
• Management of the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient
• Management of Anxiety and Depression in Adult Cancer Patients: Toward an Evidence-Based Approach Reproductive Complications and Sexual Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient
• The Care of the Terminal Patient
• Care of Site-Specific Metastatic Disease
• Metastatic Cancer to the Central Nervous System
• Metastatic Cancer to Lung
• Surgical and Regional Therapy for Liver Metastases
• Metastatic Cancer to Bone
• Care of Unique Subpopulations *

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