Advances in Breast Cancer Management

Hardcover | December 10, 2007

EditorWilliam J. Gradishar, William C. Wood

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This volume highlights many of the important advances that have improved our understanding of the biology and therapeutics of breast cancer. The initial discussion focuses on the evolving understanding of the genetics of breast cancer. In addition to the well known genetic mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2, other mutations that have recently been identified are discussed.

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This volume highlights many of the important advances that have improved our understanding of the biology and therapeutics of breast cancer. The initial discussion focuses on the evolving understanding of the genetics of breast cancer. In addition to the well known genetic mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2, other mutations that have recently b...

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During the last five years significant progress has been made in our understanding of the biology of breast cancer. As a result of linking observations made in the laboratory to new treatment strategies, the outcome of patients with both early and late stage disease has continued to improve.Advances in Breast Cancer Management, Second ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 10, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387731601

ISBN - 13:9780387731605

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Genetics of Breast Cancer.- Sentinel Lymphadenectomy in Breast Cancer.- Advances in Adjuvant Chemotherapy of Early Stage Breast Cancer.- Overview of Randomized Trials of Systemic Adjuvant Therapy.- Evolving Role of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy.- Surgical issues and preoperative systemic therapy.- New Tools for Assessing Risk of Recurrence.- Development of New Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer.- New Radiation Treatment Strategies for Early Stage Breast Cancer.- Index.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"This scholarly book describes new advances in breast cancer genetics, treatment, and prevention strategies. . Eighteen contributors, all physicians, lent their expertise to this book. It is recommended for those in multiple specialties, including medical and surgical oncologists, but it is also an excellent resource for general practitioners waiting a focused update on breast cancer. . It is useful for all practitioners interested in a concise overview of advances in breast cancer prevention and treatment." (Heidi H. Richardson, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)