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Distinguished physicians and researchers from prestigious Cancer Centers around the world offer their expertise in current and innovative management of cancer in the spine. These authors bring together the latest thinking from diverse fields of medicine to provide, in one volume, a guide to coordinated management of all aspects of spinal tumors covering chemo- and radiation therapy, pain management, diagnostic radiology, as well as reconstructive surgery and palliative care. Highlights include management of vertebral metastases, innovations in radiotherapy, treatment of pathological fractures, curative strategies for primary malignancies, as well as a guide to pain management and end-of-life care.show more

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  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 218 x 284 x 22mm | 1,261g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • 246 Illustrations, black and white; X, 382 p. 246 illus.
  • 1588290743
  • 9781588290748

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From the reviews: "An easily accessible resource for the comprehensive care of patients suffering from malignancies of the spine. ... this book targets the resident/fellow (Oncology, Orthopedic, Neurological Surgery.) who is interested in spine cancer. It also serves as an updated reference for the practicing physician involved taking care of patients with cancer of the spine (Medical Oncologist, Neurologic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain Anesthesiologist, Radiation therapist...). We recommend this book to be read by every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with cancer in the spine." (Bernard R Bendok, Doody's Review Service, June, 2006) "This text is ... well timed in its publication. ... The chapters are succinct and generally well referenced, giving this book appeal to a very broad range from the junior doctor embarking on an oncology or spinal surgical career to established clinicians ... . a useful, well-written, referenced and edited overview of the basic tenets of spinal oncology practice. Its size and layout make it very easy to read and it can be recommended to any health professional forming part of an oncology team." (Paul Thorpe, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 89, May, 2007) "Cancer of the Spine: Comprehensive Care presents a good overview of the various issues in dealing with patients with the wide spectrum of diseases encompassed in this textbook. This book ... would be of value for radiation oncologists for the comprehensive review of the management of these patients and for a better understanding of the relative indications and techniques of surgery, particularly for patients with metastatic spinal disease." (Normand J. Laperriere, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Vol. 65 (4), 2006) "The editor of this book, Robert F. McLain, has assembled an excellent resource for practitioners and students of all the disciplines involved in the care of patients with cancer of the spine. ... it does an excellent job of providing an overview of the field. Readers will gain an appreciation of numerous treatment options and an understanding of how they relate to one another. ... Cancer in the Spine is a compact gem of succinct chapters that provide a multidisciplinary overview of this complex topic." (Bradford L. Currier, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)show more

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Cancer involving the spinal column presents a serious clinical challenge. Properly selected and delivered treatment strategies can insure dramatically better survival and quality of life than ever attainable in the past. Improved therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care now make it possible to treat even the most ominous tumors of the spine with a higher likelihood of success. In Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care, distinguished physicians and researchers from prestigious cancer centers around the world critically examine current trends and innovations in spinal cancer management. Detailing both the fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment planning, and the cutting-edge techniques of tumor treatment, these experts bring together in one volume a guide to coordinated management of all aspects of cancer in the spine. This comprehensive overview of current and investigational therapies covers chemo- and radiation therapy, pain management, diagnostic radiology, as well as reconstructive surgery and palliative care. Highlights include management of vertebral metastases, minimally invasive surgery for spinal lesions, innovations in radiotherapy, treatment of pathological fractures, and management strategies for primary malignancies, as well as guides to long-term follow-up and end-of-life care. Whether managing the initial evaluation and diagnosis, or providing terminal care for the critically ill, physicians of all backgrounds will find Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care an invaluable reference, providing a wealth of authoritative, multidisciplinary information essential to delivery of optimal treatment to these challenging and deserving patients.show more

Table of contents

Cancer of the Spine: How Big Is the Problem? Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, Gordon R. Bell, and Robert F. McLain Metastatic Disease to the Musculoskeletal System David G. Hicks The Pathophysiology of Spinal Metastases Daisuke Togawa and Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski Tumor Behavior: Barriers to Growth and Spread Robert F. McLain Fundamentals of Cancer Treatment: Effects of Chemotherapy on Neoplastic Cells Sujith Kalmadi and Derek Raghavan The Role of Surgical Therapy: Principles of Effective Surgical Treatment Robert F. McLain Presenting History and Common Symptoms of Spine Tumors Daniel Shedid and Edward C. Benzel Physical Examination: Signs of Pathology and the Spine Examination Eeric Truumees Imaging: Screening for Spinal Disease A. Jay Khanna, Mesfin A. Lemma, Bruce A. Wasserman, and Robert F. McLain Imaging of the Spine A. Jay Khanna, Michael K. Shindle, and Bruce A. Wasserman Laboratory Studies and Diagnostic Work-Up of Bony Lesions in the Spine Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, Robert F. McLain, and Henry J. Mankin Principles of Medical Management Tarek Mekhail, Rony Abou-Jawde, and Maurie Markman Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma Mohamad Hussein Lymphoma Ronald M. Sobecks Metastatic Breast Carcinoma John Hill and G. Thomas Budd Genitourinary Oncology: Prostate, Renal, and Bladder Cancer Robert Dreicer Spinal Metastases From Gastrointestinal Malignancies Mellar P. Davis Lung Cancer Jigar Shah and Tarek Mekhail Medical Management of Thyroid Cancer Ajay Sood and S. Sethu Reddy Carcinoma of the Unknown Primary Thomas E. Hutson and Ronald M. Bukowski Primary Tumors of the Spine Rex C. Haydon and Frank M. Phillips Common Radiotherapy Techniques for Spinal Tumors Mohamed A. Elshaikh and Roger M. Macklis Spinal Radiotherapy for the Pediatric Patient: Indications, Special Technical Considerations, and Long-Term Consequences Adir Ludin Conformal Radiotherapy for Spinal Lesions Richard L. Crownover Photon- and Proton-Beam Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Spine Tumors Thomas F. DeLaney, Michael J. Harris, Francis J. Hornicek, and Robert F. McLain Spinal Metastasis: Indications for Surgery Iain H. Kalfas Biopsy: Principles and Approaches Paul Park, Frank LaMarca, and Robert F. McLain Problem-Based Decision Making Michael P. Steinmetz, Anis O. Mekhail, and Edward C. Benzel Spinal Cord and Nerve Root Decompression Keith R. Lodhia, Paul Park, and Gregory P. Graziano Metastatic Disease of the Cervical Spine Ashley R. Poynton, Mark H. Bilsky, Federico P. Girardi, Patrick J. Boland, and Frank P. Cammisa, Jr. Metastatic Disease of the Thoracolumbar Spine L. Brett Babat and Robert F. McLain Complex Lumbosacral Resection and Reconstruction Procedure Daryl R. Fourney and Ziya L. Gokaslan Neoplastic Disease of the Spinal Cord and the Spinal Canal Daniel Shedid and Edward C. Benzel Minimally Invasive Approaches to Spine Metastases: Endoscopic Surgery and Vertebral Augmentation Jean-Valery C. E. Coumans, A. Jay Khanna, and Isador H. Lieberman Single-Stage Posterolateral Transpedicle Approach With Circumferential Decompression and Instrumentation for Spinal Metastases Mark H. Bilsky, Todd Vitaz, and Patrick Boland Primary Benign Spinal Tumors Gordon R. Bell Surgical Treatment of Primary Malignant Tumors Branco Prpa and Robert F. McLain Complications of Surgical and Medical Care: Anticipation and Management Rex A. W. Marco and Howard S. An Bracing for Patients With Spinalshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "An easily accessible resource for the comprehensive care of patients suffering from malignancies of the spine. ... this book targets the resident/fellow (Oncology, Orthopedic, Neurological Surgery.) who is interested in spine cancer. It also serves as an updated reference for the practicing physician involved taking care of patients with cancer of the spine (Medical Oncologist, Neurologic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain Anesthesiologist, Radiation therapist...). We recommend this book to be read by every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with cancer in the spine." (Bernard R Bendok, Doody's Review Service, June, 2006) "This text is ... well timed in its publication. ... The chapters are succinct and generally well referenced, giving this book appeal to a very broad range from the junior doctor embarking on an oncology or spinal surgical career to established clinicians ... . a useful, well-written, referenced and edited overview of the basic tenets of spinal oncology practice. Its size and layout make it very easy to read and it can be recommended to any health professional forming part of an oncology team." (Paul Thorpe, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 89, May, 2007) "Cancer of the Spine: Comprehensive Care presents a good overview of the various issues in dealing with patients with the wide spectrum of diseases encompassed in this textbook. This book ... would be of value for radiation oncologists for the comprehensive review of the management of these patients and for a better understanding of the relative indications and techniques of surgery, particularly for patients with metastatic spinal disease." (Normand J. Laperriere, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Vol. 65 (4), 2006) "The editor of this book, Robert F. McLain, has assembled an excellent resource for practitioners and students of all the disciplines involved in the care of patients with cancer of the spine. ... it does an excellent job of providing an overview of the field. Readers will gain an appreciation of numerous treatment options and an understanding of how they relate to one another. ... Cancer in the Spine is a compact gem of succinct chapters that provide a multidisciplinary overview of this complex topic." (Bradford L. Currier, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)show more