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Overview

Focusing on cancer in small animals, this updated 3rd Edition comprehensively covers the latest material in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and cytologic techniques in cancer. Its user-friendly style makes it an excellent reference for both veterinary practitioners and those involved in academic research. Timely new information that is relevant in day-to-day practice is emphasized. Numerous new contributing authors ensure the text is up to date and that it contains today's most important information on cancer in the small animal.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Barbara E. Kitchell, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This textbook of veterinary cancer medicine is a clinically oriented resource. The first 14 chapters are general overviews of selected topics; the remaining chapters deal with specific tumor types. The prior edition was published in 1989 with the title Clinical Veterinary Oncology.
Purpose: The objectives are to provide a textbook that corrects what they describe as "historically...strong opinions based on weak data." In the second edition, the objectives are expanded to be "...a state of the art book with an emphasis on biologic behavior and treatment of cancer in small animals." These objectives are worthy, and this edition represents a much-needed resource for veterinarians. For the most part, the objectives are met. The emphasis on exclusion of protocols based on weak data, although important, leaves some treatment areas lightly covered.
Audience: Veterinary students, practitioners, and veterinary oncologists are the intended audience, according to the authors. The book meets the needs of this audience, although oncology specialists may find some of the material superficial. The editors are highly respected in the field of veterinary oncology. The selection of contributing authors adds depth to the material.
Features: Illustrations are black-and-white photographs and line drawings, which are appropriate in amount and quality. The references included are excellent and current. The authors have done a fine job with regard to references. The table of contents and index are well organized and adequate. The book is larger than the previous edition, and the cover design is improved.
Assessment: This second edition represents a substantial improvement and a much-needed reference resource. The book is well written and exceptionally well referenced. The initial chapters are insightful, well-written overviews of principles of cancer biology, diagnosis, and therapy. The disease-specific chapters present the most current reviews of treatment protocols available. This book is a worthwhile addition to any practicing veterinarian's library.
Barbara E. Kitchell
This textbook of veterinary cancer medicine is a clinically oriented resource. The first 14 chapters are general overviews of selected topics; the remaining chapters deal with specific tumor types. The prior edition was published in 1989 with the title Clinical Veterinary Oncology. The objectives are to provide a textbook that corrects what they describe as historically...strong opinions based on weak data. In the second edition, the objectives are expanded to be ...a state of the art book with an emphasis on biologic behavior and treatment of cancer in small animals. These objectives are worthy, and this edition represents a much-needed resource for veterinarians. For the most part, the objectives are met. The emphasis on exclusion of protocols based on weak data, although important, leaves some treatment areas lightly covered. Veterinary students, practitioners, and veterinary oncologists are the intended audience, according to the authors. The book meets the needs of this audience, although oncology specialists may find some of the material superficial. The editors are highly respected in the field of veterinary oncology. The selection of contributing authors adds depth to the material. Illustrations are black-and-white photographs and line drawings, which are appropriate in amount and quality. The references included are excellent and current. The authors have done a fine job with regard to references. The table of contents and index are well organized and adequate. The book is larger than the previous edition, and the cover design is improved. This second edition represents a substantial improvement and a much-needed reference resource. The bookis well written and exceptionally well referenced. The initial chapters are insightful, well-written overviews of principles of cancer biology, diagnosis, and therapy. The disease-specific chapters present the most current reviews of treatment protocols available. This book is a worthwhile addition to any practicing veterinarian's library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721655925
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 589

Table of Contents

1 Why Worry About Cancer in Pet Animals? 1
2 The Pathology of Neoplasia 4
3 Tumor Biology 16
4 Paraneoplastic Syndromes 32
5 Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology 43
6 Biopsy Principles 52
7 Surgical Oncology 58
8 Cryosurgery 64
9 Chemotherapy 70
10 Radiation Therapy 87
11 Immunology and Biologic Therapy of Cancer 99
12 Metabolic Alterations and Nutritional Therapy for the Veterinary Cancer Patient 117
13 Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment 129
14 New Developments in Cancer Therapy 147
15 Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues 167
16 Mast Cell Tumors 192
17 Soft Tissue Sarcomas 211
18 Tumors of the Gastrointestinal System
A Cancer of the Oral Cavity 227
B Cancer of the Salivary Glands 240
C Esophageal Cancer 241
D Exocrine Pancreas 243
E Gastric Cancer 244
F Hepatic Tumors 248
G Tumors of the Intestinal Tract 252
H Perianal Tumors 261
19 Tumors of the Respiratory System 268
20 Tumors of the Skeletal System 287
21 Tumors of the Endocrine System 316
22 Tumors of the Female Reproductive System 347
23 Tumors of the Mammary Gland 356
24 Tumors of the Male Reproductive Tract 373
25 Tumors of the Urinary System [S.N.]
26 Tumors of the Nervous System 393
27 Ocular Tumors 420
28 Hematopoietic Tumors
A Feline Retroviruses 432
B Canine Lymphoma and Lymphoid Leukemias 451
C Feline Lymphoma and Leukemias 479
D Canine Myeloproliferative Disorders and Malignant Histiocytosis 495
E Plasma Cell Neoplasms 509
29 Miscellaneous Tumors
A Hemangiosarcoma 521
B Thymoma 530
C Transmissible Venereal Tumor 533
D Mesothelioma 538
E Neoplasia of the Heart 542
30 Companion Animal Death and Pet Owner Grief 547
Index 561
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