Textbook of Medical Oncology

Textbook of Medical Oncology

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By (author) Franco Cavalli, Edited by Stan B. Kaye, By (author) Heine H. Hansen, Edited by Franco Cavalli, Edited by Heine H. Hansen, Edited by James O. Armitage, Edited by Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart

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  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare
  • Format: Hardback | 474 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 282mm x 26mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2009
  • ISBN 10: 0415477484
  • ISBN 13: 9780415477482
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,117,832

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Effective care of the cancer patient increasingly involves systemic treatment, and as the range of available therapeutic agents continues to expand, the medical oncologist must be fully aware of the rationale for choosing specific drugs and combinations. Textbook of Medical Oncology, 4th edition, is written by a highly acclaimed list of international authors and is a key source of reference for all working in the field of oncology.

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Franco Cavalli MD FRCP is Director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and Professor in Medical Oncology at the University of Bern, Switzerland and University of Varese, Italy. He is the Founder of the International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group and the founding Editor of Annals of Oncology. He is the immediate past President of the International Union Against Cancer. Stan B Kaye BSc MD FRCP FMedSci is Cancer Research UK Professor of Medical Oncology, and Head of the Section of Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. He is also Head of the Drug Development Unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Heine H Hansen MD FRCP is Professor of Medical Oncology at the Finsen Center, National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark and Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Copenhagen since 1991. He is also the past executive Director and President of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and European Society of Medical Oncology. James O Armitage MD FRCP is The Joe Shapiro Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA. He was President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 1996-1997 and the President of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2000-2001. Martine Piccart-Gebhart MD PhD is Professor of Oncology at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Medicine Department at the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology board and the President of European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer.

Table of contents

General Principles Molecular Biology of Cancer Martin F. Fey Principles of Systemic Therapy Franco M. Muggia and Marc S. Ballas Principles and Examples of Cancer (Cell) Specific Therapies Ferry A. L. M. Eskens and Jaap Verweij Principles of Clinical Trials Wendy R. Parulekar, Elizabeth A. Eisenhauer, and Richard D. Gelber Disease-Specific Part Breast Cance Marco Colleoni, Silvia Dellapasqua, and Aron Goldhirsch Gynecological Cancer Susana Banerjee and Martin Gore Head and Neck Cancer Dirk Schrijvers and Lisa Licitra Primary Malignant Tumors of the Lung and Pleura Heine H. Hansen and Helle Pappot Gastrointestinal Cancer Rachel Wong, Ian Chau, and David Cunningham Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract Ronald de Wit and Cora N. Sternberg Sarcomas Jean-Yves Blay and Isabelle Ray-Coquard Leukemias Guido Marcucci, Meir Wetzler, John C. Byrd, Krzysztof Mrozek, and Clara D. Bloomfield Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas Jean-Francois Larouche and Bertrand Coiffier Hodgkin Lymphoma Sandra J. Horning Multiple Myeloma Antonio Palumbo and Francesca Gay Management of Gliomas, Medulloblastoma, CNS Germ Cell Tumors, and Carcinomas Metastatic to the CNS Andreas F. Hottinger, Damien C. Weber, Marc Levivier, and Roger Stupp Malignant Melanoma Alexander M. M. Eggermont Cancer of Unknown Primary Site Gedske Daugaard, Anne Kirstine Moller, and Bodil Laub Petersen Supportive Aspects Medical Emergencies Luis Paz-Ares, Jesus Corral Jaime, Rocio Garcia-Carbonero Symptom Control and Palliative Care Shirley H. Bush and Eduardo Bruera Psycho-Oncology and Communication Darius Razavi and Alain Ronson Inherited Predisposition to Cancer: Genetic Counselling and Clinical Management Diana M. Eccles Appendix: Agents used in the treatment of cancer Gianluca Del Conte and Cristiana Sessa