Oxford Handbook of Oncology / Edition 3

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"This third edition of the successful Oxford Handbook of Oncology. remains, like previous editions, a practical guide to clinical" "consultations in oncology. It provides coverage of the scientific basis and diagnosis of cancers, as well as updates on new drugs, biomarkers, the presentation of childhood cancers in adults and the psychosocial aspects of oncology. Now fully updated, this handbook has been extensively revised and features additional images and further reading." An essential tool for the management of everyday clinical situations, this new edition reflects recent advances in the field, in a user-friendly and easily accessible format. It will be invaluable to junior doctors in oncology. palliative care and general medicine, as well as specialist nurses, GP's, medical students, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199563135
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/8/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of plates

1 Background 1

2 Principles of treatment 33

3 Clinical trials, cancer prevention, and screening 209

4 Specific types of cancer 235

5 Emergencies in oncology 649

6 The way forward 715

7 Appendices 753

Index 831

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