Clinical Oncology

Clinical Oncology

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Clinical solutions and the science behind them...This completely revised 3rd Edition provides readers with an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference that features a clinical perspective balanced with relevant basic science. Readers will find the latest developments in basic science, pathology, diagnosis, management, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prevention. The addition of basic science editor Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD ensures complete coverage of essential scientific information, including molecular tools in cancer research, cellular microenvironment, stem cells in cancer susceptibility genes, and more. Plus, a new templated, four-colour design with highlighted boxes and algorithms offers easy access to pertinent information. This book is also available with an accompanying more

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  • Hardback | 2952 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 86.36mm | 6,191.5g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 990 illus
  • 0443066299
  • 9780443066290

Table of contents

PART I: SCIENCE OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Section 1. Biology and Cancer Chapter 1. Molecular Tools in Cancer Research Chapter 2. Intracellular Signaling Chapter 3. Cellular Microenvironment Chapter 4. Biology of Metastases Chapter 5. Control of the Cell Cycle Chapter 6. Cell Life and Cell Death Chapter 7. Immunology and Cancer Chapter 8. Stem Cells, Cell Differentiation, and Cancer Chapter 9. Vascular and Interstitial Biology of Tumors Section 2. The Genesis of Cancer Chapter 10. Environmental Factors Chapter 11. DNA Damage Responses and Cancer Chapter 12. Viruses and Cancer Chapter 13. Genetic Factors: Familial Syndromes Chapter 14. Genetic Factors: Finding Cancer Susceptibility Genes Chapter 15. Progressing from Gene Mutations to Cancer Chapter 16. Immune Deficiencies and Cancer Section 3. Diagnosing Cancer Chapter 17. Pathologic, Molecular, and Cytogenetic Diagnosis Chapter 18. Imaging Section 4. Preventing and Treating Cancer Chapter 19. Clinical Trial Design/Biostatistics Chapter 20. Structures Supporting Cancer Clinical Trials Chapter 21. Economics of Cancer Therapy Chapter 22. Epidemiology and Population Sciences Chapter 23. Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Early Detection Chapter 24. Smoking Cessation: Current Treatments and Future Directions Chapter 25. Chemotherapy Chapter 26. The Basics of Radiation Therapy Chapter 27. Surgical Interventions in Cancer Chapter 28. Principles and Uses of Bone Marrow Transplantation Chapter 29. Uses of Gene Therapy Chapter 30. The Present and Future of Molecularly Targeted Therapy Chapter 31. Photo Dynamic Therapy Chapter 32. Antibodies and Immunologic Conjugates Chapter 33. Vaccines Chapter 34. Complementary and Alternative Medicine PART II: PROBLEMS COMMON TO CANCER AND ITS THERAPY Section 1. Symptom Management and Palliative Care Chapter 35. Pain Chapter 36. Psychological Distress and Rehabilitation Chapter 37. Weight Loss and Cachexia Chapter 38. Nausea/Vomiting Chapter 39. Oral Complications Chapter 40. Alopecia and Cutaneous Complications Chapter 41. Lymphedema Chapter 42. Fatigue Chapter 43. Caring for Patients at the End of Life Section 2. Hematologic Problems Chapter 44. Disorders of Blood Cell Production Chapter 45. Cancer Related Thrombosis Section 3. Infections Chapter 46. Fever in the Neutropenic Patient Chapter 47. Fever in the Severely Immunocompromised Patient Section 4. Metabolic and Paraneoplastic Syndromes Chapter 48. Hypercalcemia Chapter 49. Hyponatremia Chapter 50. Tumor Lysis Syndrome Chapter 51. Paraneoplastic Syndromes Section 5. Surgical Problems Chapter 52. Establishing and Maintaining Vascular Access Chapter 53. Acute Abdomen, Bowel Obstruction, and Fistula Section 6. Local Effects of Cancer and Its Metastasis Chapter 54. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Chapter 55. Spinal Cord Compression Chapter 56. Brain Metastasis and Carcinomatous Meningitis Chapter 57. Bone Metastases Chapter 58. Lung Metastases Chapter 59. Liver Metastasis Chapter 60. Effusions Chapter 61. Neurologic Complications Chapter 62. Dyspnea, Cough, and Pulmonary Complications Chapter 63. Cardiac Complications Chapter 64. Reproductive Complications Chapter 65. Endocrine Complications Chapter 66. Second Malignant Neoplasms Section 7. Special Issues Chapter 67. Cancer in the Elderly: Biology, Prevention, and Treatment Chapter 68. Special Issues in Pregnancy PART III: SPECIFIC MALIGNANCIES Chapter 69. Cancer of the Central Nervous System Chapter 70. Cancer of the Eye, Orbit, and Adnexal Structures Chapter 71. Cancer of the Head and Neck Chapter 72. Melanomas Chapter 73. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas Chapter 74. Cancer of the Endocrine System Chapter 75. Cancer of the Lung: NSCLC and SCLC Chapter 76. Mesothelioma and Tumors of Mediastinum Chapter 77. Cancer of the Esophagus Chapter 78. Cancer of the Stomach Chapter 79. Cancer of the Small Bowel Chapter 80. Cancer of the Colon Chapter 81. Cancer of the Rectum Chapter 82. Cancer of the Anal Canal Chapter 83. Hepatocellular Cancer Chapter 84. Cancer of the Pancreas Chapter 85. Cancer of the Kidney and Ureter Chapter 86. Cancer of the Bladder Chapter 87. Cancer of the Prostate Chapter 88. Cancer of the Penis and Urethra Chapter 89. Cancer of the Testes Chapter 90. Cancer of the Cervix, Vagina, and Vulva Chapter 91. Cancer of the Uterus Chapter 92. Cancer of the Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Chapter 93. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Chapter 94. Cancer of the Breast Chapter 95. Bone Sarcomas Chapter 96. Sarcomas of Soft Tissue Chapter 97. Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Chapter 98. HIV-Associated Malignancies Chapter 99. Pediatric Solid Tumors Chapter 100. WHO Classification of Hematologic Malignancies Chapter 101. Childhood Leukemia Chapter 102. Childhood Lymphoma Chapter 103. Acute Lymphoid Leukemia Chapter 104. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Chapter 105. The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Chapter 106. Chronic Myeoloproliferative Diseases Chapter 107. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Chapter 108. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemias Chapter 109. Hairy Cell Leukemia Chapter 110. Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders Chapter 111. Hodgkin's Disease Chapter 112. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Chapter 113. Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Chapter 114. Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphomashow more

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..".well written and organized, easy to read and use . . . it is well worth the price." -JAMA 6/15/05 The book offers an impressive array of information on science and clinical medicine, including an in-depth chapter on alternative medicine, readers will find it a mine of information on almost every issue pertaining to the biological and somatic aspects of cancer. - CancerWorld, July-August 2005show more