The eighth annual multidisciplinary symposium on clinical oncol ogy organised by the Royal College of Radiologists discussed the subject of investigational techniques in oncology. It was held in London in February 1986. This volume collects together the edited texts of the papers which were presented at the meeting, together with the George Edelstyn memorial lecture given by Professor J. Einhorn. Clinicians rely very heavily on pathologists and radiologists to help with the diagnosis and staging of patients who present with malignant tumours. The conventional techniques to which we have become accustomed are fast being supplemented by exciting new approaches. These have moved very rapidly from being purely experimental techniques to being a part of routine clinical practice. Some of these new approaches have been highlighted in this symposium. Recent advances in molecular biology have produced various specific techniques for looking at phenotypic changes in cells as detected by immunohistochemical probes. Visualisation of genes and their transcripts in human biopsies has become a real possibility using a wide and increasing range of molecular probes. Some of the advantages of these techniques and their potential for the future are presented here.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents1 Techniques for the Determination of Tumour Neuroendocrine Differentiation and for the Localisation of Intracellular Organelles Involved in Peptide Synthesis, Storage and Release.- 2 New Molecular Techniques in Pathological Diagnosis: Visualisation of Genes and mRNA in Human Tissue.- 3 Statistical Methods of Evaluating and Comparing Imaging Techniques.- 4 Digital Subtraction Angiography.- 5 Interventional Radiology in Oncology.- 6 Computerised Tomography.- 7 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Oncology.- 8 Ultrasound Techniques in Oncology.- 9 Nuclear Medicine Techniques in Oncology.- 10 Positron Emission Tomography in Oncology.- 11 Recent Advances in Radiotherapy and Oncology and Expectations for the Future.