Oncology: An Evidence-based Approach

Oncology: An Evidence-based Approach

Hardback Chang, Oncology

Edited by Alfred E. Chang, Edited by Patrica A. Ganz, Edited by Daniel F. Hayes, Edited by Timothy Kinsella, Edited by Harvey I. Pass, Edited by Joan H. Schiller, Edited by Richard M. Stone, Edited by Victor Strecher

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 2012 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 282mm x 61mm | 3,878g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0387242910
  • ISBN 13: 9780387242910
  • Edition statement: 2006 ed.
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 1,547,766

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Title consistently uses the evidence-based approach Evidence-based tables make documentation of care plan easy Interdisciplinary orientation -- all aspects of patient care are covered Only book that involves experts from the entire range of cancer treatment in the fields of medical, surgical and radiation oncology Includes hot topics such as prevention and breast cancer Offers ground-breaking sections on the latest research and clinical applications in cancer survivorship Chapter on PET addresses imaging issues and how to get the best results Most comprehensive sections on the biology and epidemiology of cancer as compared to competitors

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From the reviews: "This is an extremely informative book. ... This book aims to give an evidence-based approach to oncology. ... It should be recommended reading for any health professional ... . The section on survivorship sets this book apart from other similar texts. ... a good book, and a useful addition to the library of the practising Oncologist. ... It certainly has great strengths in it's involvement of cancer survivors, its strong use of quality data and its careful balancing of benefit and toxicity of anti-cancer therapy." (Dr. Simon Grumett, Oncology News, Vol. 1 (2), 2006) "This text ... has the physical gravitas of a worthy scholarly tome. ... Oncology is a different textbook on the subject. It opens ... with an introduction to an evidence-based approach to oncology. ... my impression of this book overall is highly favorable - it provides comprehensive coverage of the basics, with extensive information about new areas. ... oncologists will enjoy exploring it in their leisure time." (Robyn Ward, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006) "This book looks at the complexity of oncology by utilising an evidence-based approach. ... it is easy to read and should capture the reader's attention due to the layout and style in which it is written. ... Overall a great book providing comprehensive coverage of the evidence-based approach to oncology, allowing the readers to make their own decisions. I would recommend this book to all health professionals who have an interest in oncology." (Di Saward, CancerForum, Vol. 30 (3), November, 2006) "This concise book is a current source of information on all major cancers, diagnostic methods, and several general topics of interest for those caring for oncology patients. ... This is a well-referenced textbook of oncology. ... This textbook would be useful for anyone reading to stay up-to-date on a topic. ... Recommended Readership: Internists with an interest in cancer, oncologists, oncology trainees, allied health service and nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who deal with patients with cancer. Medical libraries should have this book." (Ravi D. Rao, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (5), May, 2006)

Table of contents

Section I. Principles of Oncology * Evidence-Based Approach to Oncology * Principles of Chemotherapy * Principles of Radiation Oncology * Principles of Surgical Therapy in Oncology * Principles of Targeted and Biological Therapies * Biologic Principles of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation * Evaluation of Tumor Markers: An Evidence-Based Guide for Determination of Clinical Utility * Design and Analysis of Oncology Clinical Trials * Ethics of Clinical Oncology Research * Informatics Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Cancer Medicine * Economics of Cancer Care * Principles of Screening for Cancer * Patient Decision Making * Establishing an Interdisciplinary Oncology Team * Principles of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer * Section II. Translational Basic Science * Fundamental Aspects of the Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction * Viral Carcinogenesis * Environmental Carcinogenesis * Cancer Metastasis * Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy * Technologies in Molecular Biology: Diagnostic Applications * Section III. Cancer Prevention and Control * Cancer Epidemiology * Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cancer Prevention Trials * Screening * Genetic Screening and Counseling for High-Risk Populations * Behavior Modification * Section IV. Cancer Imaging * Central Nervous System Imaging * Chapter 28. Breast Imaging * Imaging of Thoracic Malignancies * Imaging of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor * Genitourinary Imaging * Musculoskeletal Imaging * PET * Section V. Solid Tumors * Central Nervous System Tumors * Eye, Orbit, and Adnexal Structures * Head and Neck Cancer * Lung * Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma * Mediastinum * Esophageal Cancer * Stomach * Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer Management * Adenocarcinoma and Other Small Intestinal Malignancies * Cancer of the Liver and Bile Ducts * An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Pancreatic Cancer * Renal Cell Cancer * Ureter, Bladder, Penis, and Urethra* Prostate Cancer * Testis Cancer * Cervix, Vulva, and Vagina * Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia * Ovarian Cancer * Uterine Malignancies * Evidence-Based Management of Breast Cancer * Thyroid and Parathyroid * Tumors of the Endocrine System * Sarcomas of Bone * Soft Tissue Sarcoma * Cutaneous Melanoma * Nonmelanoma Cutaneous Malignancies * Cancer of Unknown Primary Site * Solid Tumors of Childhood * Section VI. Hematologic Malignancies * Acute Myeloid Leukemia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes * Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia * Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Related Chronic Leukemias * Chronic Myeloid Leukemia * An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Hodgkin's Lymphoma * Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas * Plasma Cell Lymphomas * Section VII. Practice of Oncology Oncologic Emergencies * Superior Vena Cava Syndrome * Central Nervous System Emergencies * Metabolic Emergencies in Oncology * Surgical Emergencies * Acute Toxicities of Therapy * Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy Alopecia and Cutaneous Complications of Chemotherapy * Infectious Complications of Cancer Therapy * Acute Toxicities of Therapy: Pulmonary Complications * Cardiac Complications * Neurologic Complications of Therapy * Acute Toxicities of Therapy: Urologic Complications * Supportive Care * Management of Cancer Pain * Nausea and Vomiting in the Cancer Patient * Nutritional Support for the Cancer Patient * Paraneoplastic Syndromes * Malignant Effusions * Bone Marrow Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (RMS) * Management of the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient * Management of Anxiety and Depression in Adult Cancer Patients: Toward an Evidence-Based Approach Reproductive Complications and Sexual Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient * The Care of the Terminal Patient * Care of Site-Specific Metastatic Disease * Metastatic Cancer to the Central Nervous System * Metastatic Cancer to Lung * Surgical and Regional Therapy for Liver Metastases * Metastatic Cancer to Bone * Care of Unique Subpopulations *