Practical Clinical Oncology

Practical Clinical Oncology

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Cambridge University Press


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Practical Clinical Oncology

Practical Clinical Oncology has been designed as a hands-on review of all aspects of current practice in clinical oncology. The introductory section to the book provides background information on the four main treatment modalities: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy, plus research, oncological emergencies and palliative care. Subsequent chapters describe the diagnosis and treatment of malignancies, based on tumour site or type. Each chapter follows a standard template, making it easier for the readers to locate information quickly; multiple choice questions are also provided to enable the reader to test their knowledge.

With an emphasis on practical information that will be useful in day-to-day decision-making and treatment, Practical Clinical Oncology is an invaluable resource on clinical care of the cancer patient for all trainees in clinical oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and palliative care, as well as for specialist nurses and radiographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521618168
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Louise Hanna is Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Department of Oncology at the Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, UK.

Tom Crosby is Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Department of Oncology at the Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, UK.

Fergus Macbeth is Associate Director of the Wales Cancer Trials Unit at Cardiff University, UK.

Table of Contents

List of contributors     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     x
Abbreviations     xi
Practical issues in cytotoxic chemotherapy usage   Sian Evans   Philip Savage     1
Biological treatments in cancer   Rachel Jones   Robert Leonard     13
Hormones in cancer   Jacinta Abraham   John Staffurth     23
Radiotherapy planning   Andrew Tyler   Louise Hanna     39
Research in cancer   Robert Hills     55
Oncological emergencies   Paul Shaw     70
Palliative care   Simon Noble     83
Head and neck   Laura Moss   Chris Gaffney     93
Oesophagus   Tom Crosby     121
Stomach   Michael Button   Tom Crosby     132
Liver, gallbladder and biliary tract   Somnath Mukherjee   Tom Crosby     141
Exocrine pancreas   Somnath Mukherjee   Tom Crosby     151
Colon and rectum   Richard Adams   Timothy Maughan   Tom Crosby     159
Anus   Richard Adams   Tom Crosby     174
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours   Kate Parker   Tom Crosby     183
Breast   Nayyer Iqbal   Peter Barrett-Lee     190
Kidney   Jason Lester   John Wagstaff     214
Bladder   Stephen Williams   Jim Barber     222
Prostate   Jim Barber   John Staffurth     231
Testis   Jim Barber   John Staffurth     240
Penis   Jim Barber     252
Ovary   Louise Hanna   Malcolm Adams     257
Body of the uterus   Louise Hanna   Malcolm Adams     267
Cervix   Louise Hanna   Malcolm Adams     278
Vagina   Louise Hanna   Malcolm Adams     290
Vulva   Louise Hanna   Malcolm Adams     296
Gestational trophoblast tumours   Philip Savage     304
Lung   Fergus Macbeth   Carys Morgan     313
Mesothelioma   Louise Hanna   Fergus Macbeth     328
Soft tissue and bone tumours in adults   Owen Tilsley     335
The lymphomas and myeloma    Eve Gallop-Evans   Chris Poynton     347
Central nervous system   Sean Elyan     370
Skin cancer other than melanoma   Sankha Suvra Mitra     382
Melanoma   Tom Crosby   Louise Hanna   Dafydd Roberts     395
Thyroid   Laura Moss     406
Neuroendocrine tumours   Atul Kalhan   Aled Rees     418
Cancer in children   Sally Goodman     426
Cancer of unknown primary   Paul Shaw   Tom Crosby     442
The use of radiotherapy in the treatment of benign conditions   Alison Brewster     449
Multiple choice questions     453
Multiple choice answers     468
Index     469

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