Selected Topics in Clinical Oncology

Selected Topics in Clinical Oncology : An in-depth Study of 18 Cancers Usually Neglected in Classical Textbooks

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By Prof.Dr.A.T.Van Oosterom Head of the Department of Oncology at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium The word cancer defines over 180 different diseases. Some occurring quite often and are well known, others are very rare and sometimes so unknown that the diagnosis is not even suspected at operation. In this book, Dr.Debois, a retired radiation oncologist, describes a selected group of cancer types, some of which are difficult to find in the standard textbooks, in a logical format starting with their bibliography, history, incidence, anatomy, clinical presentation, diagnosis and staging, treatment and follow-up. For the general oncologist in the community it gives the appropriate data to understand the described diseases and to familiarize him with the peculiar patient he has identified. The many tables and figures in every chapter contain an enormous amount of data difficult to collect without extensive searches. The mix of historical and new (genetic) data makes reading attractive. In my opinion this book will find his place in the library of every oncologist who wants to know more about the rarer tumors he or she encounters. We know a lot about the common tumors but too little about the diseases described here.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 596 pages
  • 186 x 256 x 44mm | 1,247.37g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XIII, 596 p.
  • 0792361954
  • 9780792361954

Table of contents

Scope of the Work. 1. Carcinoma of the Parathyroid. 2. Paraganglioma (Glomus Tumors). 3. Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma. 4. Endocrine Tumors of the GIT. 5. Carcinoids. 6. Primary Tumors of the Heart. 7. Tumors of the Adrenal Cortex. 8. Pheochromocytoma. 9. Carcinoma of the Fallopian Tube. 10. Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases. 11. Cancer of the Salivary Gland. 12. Hepatocellular Carcinoma. 13. Cancer of the Gallbladder. 14. Cancer of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct. 15. Cancer of the Small Intestine. 16. Malignant Tumors of the Appendix. 17. Malignant Tumors of the Cecum. 18. Malignant Tumors of the Anus. Illustration credits. Index.
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Review quote

`All these characteristics make the present booka very valuable tool, more for the specialised oncologist than for the young student'
Selected Topics in Oncology (March, 2001)
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About J. M. Debois

Dr. J.M. Debois is a retired radiation oncologist with forty years of academic and private practice. He has published two other books and more than a hundred articles, of which several appeared in peer-reviewed periodicals, case reports and reviews.
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