Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology

Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology : A Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems

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Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology uniquely emphasizes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of solid tumors. It presents treatment strategies that combine surgery with preoperative or postoperative adjunctive chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or radiation therapy to achieve optimal outcome. The book features contributions from surgeons, basic scientists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists and offers a comprehensive presentation of genetics, molecular biology, pathogenesis, and multimodal therapeutic approaches. A unique feature of the book is a commentary following each chapter, which describes alternative approaches and discusses controversial areas of current therapy. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text with more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1200 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 45.72mm | 2,925.66g
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0781765463
  • 9780781765466
  • 1,087,344

Table of contents

Principles of Molecular Biology for Cancer Surgeons / Genetic and Environmental Factors in Cancer Pathogenesis / Specialized Nutritional Support for Cancer Patients / Occult Metastases: Detection and Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications / Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants for Solid Tumors / Intraperitoneal Drug Therapy for Intra-abdominal Spread of Cancer / Antibodies and Their Conjugates for the Targeted Therapy of Cancer / Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasonography, and PET Scanning in the Evaluation and Management of Cancer Patients / Role of PET and PET-CT in Oncology / Organ Transplantation and Malignancy / Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cancer / Radiation Therapy: An Overview of Recent Advances and Future Innovations / Surgical Consequences of Abdominal Irradiation / Surgical Cytoreduction: Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, Sarcomatosis and Mesothelioma / Cancer and Pregnancy / Breast: Mammography, Early Detection of Breast Cancer, Challenges, Current Standards of Care / Breast Ultrasonography: Performance and Clinical Applications / The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer / Breast Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Treatment Controversies and Oncoplastic Surgery / Breast Cancer: Association with Lobular Neoplasia and Other Benign Lesions / Surgical Options for Stage I and II Breast Cancer / Radiation Therapy in Breast-Conserving Therapy for Invasive Breast Cancer / Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer / Axillary Lymphadenectomy for Breast Cancer: Impact on Survival / Sentinel Lymph Node Analysis in Breast Cancer: Indications, Techniques and Results / Preoperative Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced and Inflammatory Breast Cancer / Evolution of Elective Lymph Node Dissection for Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma / Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma: Review of Published Data and Studies in Progress / Melanoma: Surgical Approach to Metastatic Disease / Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremity / Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Retroperitoneum / Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Experience With Cryosurgery / Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Tumors of Bone / Chemotherapy for Soft Tissue Sarcomas / The Pathogenesis of Esophageal Carcinoma / Surgical Management of Cancer of the Esophagus / Neoadjuvant Therapy for Esophageal Cancer / Cancer of the Stomach: Surgical Management / Gastric Cancer: Perioperative Adjunctive Therapy / Cancer of the Pancreas: Surgical Management / Cancer of the Pancreas: Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy / Non-Hematolymphoid Tumors and Tumor-Like Conditions of the Spleen / Colorectal Cancer: Laparoscopic versus Open Surgery / Sphincter-Preserving Surgery in the Management of Rectal Cancer / Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy / Pelvic Exenteration: Indications, Techniques and Results / Tumors of the Gastroenteropancreatic Axis / Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors / Small Bowel Tumors / Malignant Tumors Arising in Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Surgical Management of Primary Malignant and Benign Tumors of the Liver / Surgical Management of Metastatic Liver Disease / Liver Tumors: Multimodality Treatment of Hepatic Metastases / Primary Vascular Tumors / Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Cancer / Surgical Management of Primary Lung Cancer / Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer / Surgical Management of Metastic Lung Disease / Urologic Cancers: Surgical Management of Kidney, Bladder, Prostate, and Testis Cancers / Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Treatment for Genitourinary Cancers / Surgical Management of Ovarian Cancer / Cancers of the Biliary Tract: Surgical Management of Cancer of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts / Radiological Intervention in Malignant Biliary Obstruction / Management of Pain in Cancer and Cancer Treatmentshow more

Review quote

Annals of Surgery, 01-APR-09, Volume 251, Issue 4, David J. Bentrem, MD, MS, Chicago, IL -- "This second edition textbook has been expanded and contains 59 chapters focused on the combined multidisciplinary treatment (drug therapy, radiotherapy, and surgery) of cancer. After each chapter, there is a commentary discussing controversial areas of current therapy. Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology emphasizes an integrated approach to the treatment of solid tumors. Advances in cancer biology, pathology, and imaging sciences are highlighted. Chapters on the genetic basis for disease- and site-specific imaging modalities are particularly informative. The chapters on nutrition and pain management are well done and unique among surgical oncology texts. Coverage of soft tissue tumors is comprehensive, whereas palliative topics could be expanded. The list of contributors extends well beyond Los Angeles with contributions from surgeons, basic scientists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists. "This work elevates the standard of general surgical oncology texts. Thoughtful, comprehensive chapters provide valuable information for all levels of training. Surgeons in training (residents and fellows) and practicing surgeons will find the text helpful. The information is contemporary enough to benefit even the experienced practitioner. The purchase price includes access to the complete contents online. This content is fully searchable and there is no time limit to this access. This allows for access to figures and tables for personal use and many full text references can be easily retrieved with a few clicks. "This well worth the investment. Contemporary cancer care requires the surgeon not only to be technically sound, but also well versed in the biology of cancer, and to possess a thorough understanding of available therapies. A coordinated multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cancer remains essential. I think this 360 degrees view of cancer care is necessary to continue to improve survival for patients with solid tumors."-Annals of Surgeryshow more