Oxford Handbook of Oncology / Edition 1

Oxford Handbook of Oncology / Edition 1

by James Cassidy
     
 


The new addition to the Oxford Handbook series, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology, will serve as a practical guide to clinical consultation in oncology, covering the scientific basis as well as diagnosis, investigation, management and palliative care issues in cancer. Key information is provided in an easy-to-use format and each section is designed to giveSee more details below

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The new addition to the Oxford Handbook series, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology, will serve as a practical guide to clinical consultation in oncology, covering the scientific basis as well as diagnosis, investigation, management and palliative care issues in cancer. Key information is provided in an easy-to-use format and each section is designed to give the reader sufficient background, understanding vocabulary in the topic to allow further in-depth study. Diseases are dealt with systematically and the bulk of the text is dedicated to specific malignancies emphasizing the more common malignancies. This pocket handbook will appeal to medical staff (both junior and senior) in oncology/palliative care and related disciplines which have a significant amount of malignant disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192630353
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 4.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
Abbreviations
Pt. 1Background
1Multidisciplinary approach to cancer2
2Epidemiology of cancer3
3Biology of cancer11
4Pathology of cancer37
5Aetiology of cancer49
6Staging of cancer63
Pt. 2Principles of treatment
7Surgical oncology83
8Principles of radiation oncology93
9Principles of chemotherapy135
10Hormone therapy181
11Immunotherapy of cancer189
Pt. 3Principles of prevention and care
12Cancer prevention and screening207
13Clinical trials221
14Principles of palliative care227
15Psychosocial aspects of cancer249
Pt. 4Specific types of cancer
16Thoracic cancer261
17Breast cancer295
18Colorectal cancer323
19Anal cancer339
20Upper gastrointestinal cancer349
21Endocrine cancers375
22Genitourinary cancers389
23Gynaecological cancer417
24Head and neck cancer443
25Tumours of the central nervous system469
26Skin cancer481
27Haematological malignancies489
28Bone and soft tissue malignancies515
29Cancer of unknown primary site531
30Paraneoplastic syndromes543
31AIDS-related malignances559
Pt. 5Emergencies in oncology
32Spinal cord compression573
33Bone marrow suppression583
34Superior vena cava obstruction591
35Raised intracranial pressure599
36Stridor605
37Acute blood loss611
38Obstruction619
39Biochemical crises625
Pt. 6The way forward
40Novel therapeutic strategies637
41Gene therapy for cancer655
Pt. 7Appendices
1NCIC common toxicity criteria (CTC) grading system667
2Nomogram for determination of body surface area681
Index683

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