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Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology / Edition 7

Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology / Edition 7

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Acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting oncology reference, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology is now in its Sixth Edition. This thoroughly revised and updated classic reflects the latest breakthroughs in every aspect of oncology, from molecular biology, to multimodality treatment, to new data on cancer prevention by drugs and diet. This edition places increased emphasis on the role of molecular biology in cancer diagnosis and treatment. In light of the growing clinical importance of biological therapy, a new section on Pharmacology of Cancer Biotherapeutics has been added. Chapters describe new radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and innovative surgical techniques such as radiofrequency ablation of tumors, isolation-perfusion for visceral cancers, and image-guided surgery. Rehabilitation is integrated into each of this edition's chapters on organ-specific cancers. Also included are new chapters on information systems in oncology, particularly on accessing information from the World Wide Web.

This edition now includes a CD-ROM bound into the book: The CD-ROM has advanced search capabilities and gives you full text, high-quality video and color slides not found in the book, direct links to PubMed, and links to our new oncology portal. The CD-ROM is also available separately.


  • Major emphasis on the role of molecular biology in cancer diagnosis and treatment -- both in general principle and in each organ-specific cancer.
  • Expanded emphasis on the text's hallmark -- the integrated and balanced use of "all aspects of oncology for the treatment of individual patients by stage of disease."
  • New section on the Pharmacology of Cancer biotherapeutics details the importance of these new agents as effective treatments in cancer management.
  • The latest on cancer prevention--including new and updated information on drugs and diet--enables you to prescribe effective measures for keeping patients healthy.
  • New chapters on innovative surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques, including "Management of Peritoneal Carcinomas," "Isolation-Perfusion for the Treatment of Visceral Cancers," "Image-Guided Surgery," and "Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy" -- ensure your conversancy with cutting-edge developments.
  • New, stronger focus on supportive care and care of the terminally ill deepens your understanding of these important and specialized aspects of treatment.
  • New chapters on information systems in oncology emphasize accessing information from the Internet to help you stay as current and knowledgeable as possible.
  • CD-ROM IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK! The accompanying CD-ROM has advanced search capabilities and gives you full text, high-quality video and color slides not found in the book, direct links to PubMed, and links to our new oncology portal --

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781748650
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 12/03/2004
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 3120
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.60(h) x 4.60(d)

Table of Contents

    Part I: Molecular Biology of Cancer

  1. Molecular Methods in Oncology
    Section 1. Amplification Techniques
    Section 2. RNA Interference
    Section 3. cDNA arrays
    Section 4. Tissue arrays
    Section 5. Cytogenetics
    Section 6. Bioinformatics
  2. Genomics and Proteomics
  3. Molecular Targets in Oncology
    Section 1. Signal transduction systems
    Section 2. Cell cycle
    Section 3. Apoptosis
    Section 4. Telomerase
  4. Invasion and Metastases
  5. Angiogenesis
  6. Cancer Immunology

    Part II: Principles of Oncology

  7. Etiology of Cancer: Viruses
    Section 1. RNA Viruses
    Section 2. DNA Viruses
  8. Etiology of Cancer: Chemical Factors
  9. Etiology of Cancer: Tobacco
  10. Etiology of Cancer: Physical Factors
  11. Epidemiology of Cancer
    Section 1. Epidemiologic Methods
    Section 2. Cancer Statistics
  12. Principles of Surgical Oncology
    Section 1. General Issues
    Section 2. Laparascopic Surgery
  13. Principles of Radiation Oncology
  14. Principles of Medical Oncology
  15. Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapy
    Section 2. Pharmocokinetics
    Section 3. Pharmacogenomics
    Section 4. Alkylating Agents Section 5. Cisplatin and its Analogues
    Section 6. Antimetabolites Section 7. Topoisomerase Interactive Agents
    Section 8. Antimicrotubule Agents
    Section 9. Miscellaneous Chemotherapeutic Agents
  16. Pharmacology of Cancer Biotherapeutics
    Section 1. Interferon
    Section 2. Interleukin 2
    Section 3. Histone deacetylase inhibitors as differentiation agents
    Section 4. Monoclonal Antibodies
  17. Pharmacology of Endocrine Manipulation
  18. Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

    Part III: Practice of Oncology

  19. Cancer Prevention: Preventing Tobacco-Related Cancers
  20. Cancer Prevention: Diet and Chemopreventive Agents
    Section 1. Dietary fat
    Section 2. Dietary Fiber
    Section 3. Dietary fruits and vegetables: naturally occurring anticarcinogens
    Section 4. Retinoids, carotenoids and micronutrients
    Section 5. Dietary Carcinogens
    Section 6. Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors
    Section 7. Physical Activity and Body Weight
  21. Cancer Prevention: Role of Surgery in Cancer Prevention
  22. Cancer Screening
  23. Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
    Advanced Imaging Methods
    Section 1. Functional and Metabolic Imaging
    Section 2. Interventional Radiology
  24. Cancer Diagnosis: Endoscopy
    Section 1. Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    Section 2. Respiratory Tract
  25. Cancer of the Head and Neck
    Section 1. Molecular Biology of Head and Neck Tumors
    Section 2. Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers
    Section 3. Rehabilitation after Treatment for Head
  26. Cancer of the Lung
    Section 1. Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer
    Section 2. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
    Section 3. Small Cell Lung Cancer
  27. Neoplasms of the Mediastinum
  28. Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract

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