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Uterine Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

Uterine Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

by Franco Muggia, Esther Oliva
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For the Editors, the task of writing a Preface is most satisfying. It represents the completion of the book and a moment of reflection on whether the whole is more than the sum of all the parts. And also, one must reflect on how this book is likely to be utilized in this era of rapid communications. The Editors first met in May 2003 at a stimulating Italian symposium on endometrial cancer (organizers Drs. Luigi Frigerio, Roberto Grassi and Andrea Lissoni, with participation of the deans of Italian Gynecologic Oncology, Ugo Bianchi and Constantino Mangioni) that took place at Bergamo and Caravaggio. The impressive gains in biology and clinical trials were further discussed by the two editors and others that are co-authors in this venture on this side of the Atlantic at a 2004 Educational Session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The pace of progress in various aspects of management of uterine cancer was no- worthy, not only was tumor biology fueling novel hypotheses such as questioning the mesenchymal origin of carcinosarcomas, but knowledge of molecular pathways was beginning to be applied as prognostic and as predictive factors portending benefit from systemic therapies. Surgical staging and sensitive imaging provided the underpinning for refining our treatment algorithms. Finally, a role for che- therapy had finally become established, principally through phase III studies c- paring chemotherapy to radiation in mostly locally advanced stages III and IV that had undergone resection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617794858
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 12/02/2011
Series: Current Clinical Oncology
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Franco Muggia is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone. His medical expertise include gynecologic cancers, breast cancer, and gynecologic oncology. Dr. Alessandro Santin is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. He is also the Clinical Research Program Leader in the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Esther Oliva is a Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

1. The Essential Epidemiology of Cancer of the Endometrium (Celeste Leigh Pearce, Karine Chung, Anna H. Wu, and Malcolm C. Pike)

2. Endometrial Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Surgical Staging (Annekathryn Goodman and Barbara Goff)

3. Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometrial Cancer (Mansi Saksena and
Susanna I Lee)

4. Uterine Cancer: Pathology (Robert A. Soslow and Esther Oliva)
Endometrial carcinoma and precursor lesions
Sarcoma and mixed mullerian tumors

5. Molecular pathology and cytogenetics of endometrial carcinoma, carcinosarcoma and uterine sarcomas (Jose Palacios Calvo and Paola Dal Cin)
Endometrial carcinoma and carcinosarcoma

6. Prognostic Factors in Uterine Cancer (Patricia Baker and Esther Oliva)

7. Primary Hormonal Therapy of Endometrial Cancer (Linda Duska)

8. Early Stage Endometrial Cancer: Surgery (Yukio Sonoda and Richard R. Barakat)

9. Early Stage Endometrial Cancer: Radiation (Lea Baer, A. Gabriella Wernicke, and
Silvia Formenti)

10. Early-presenting uterine papillary serous carcinomas, carcinosarcomas, clear-cell and mixed histology carcinomas: combined chemotherapy and radiation (Nicholas P. Taylor and Matthew A. Powell)

11. Endocrine Therapy of Advanced and Recurrent Cancers (Franco Muggia and
Stephanie Blank)

12. Chemotherapy of Advanced and Recurrent Cancers (Halla Nimeiri and Gini Fleming)

13. Treatment for advanced and recurrent carcinoma: Combined modalities (Marcela G. del Carmen & Neil S. Horowitz)

14. Combined Treatment of Uterine Sarcomas (Martee Hensley and Carolyn Krasner)

15. Future directions: new targets (Franco Muggia, Leslie I Gold, and John Curtin)

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