Bone Metastases From Prostate Cancer: Biology, Diagnosis And Management by Francesco BertoldoBone Metastases From Prostate Cancer: Biology, Diagnosis And Management by Francesco Bertoldo

Bone Metastases From Prostate Cancer: Biology, Diagnosis And Management

byFrancesco BertoldoEditorFrancesco Boccardo, Emilio Bombardieri

Paperback | April 22, 2018

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This book presents up-to-date information on one of the hottest topics in prostate cancer, namely bone metastases. The most recent developments with respect to biology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment are described, providing readers with an excellent understanding of the mechanisms of metastasis formation, the characteristics of metastases, their aggressiveness, and prognostic factors for treatment response. The coverage includes discussion of all of the best available options (laboratory, radiology, and nuclear medicine) for achieving early diagnosis and both established and novel therapeutic approaches. Detailed information is provided on hormonal manipulations, bone-targeted agents, vaccines, taxanes, and other treatments that are enriching the therapeutic armamentarium. The editors can be considered leaders in the field, with great experience in diagnostic and clinical oncology and research, and the authors are experts in diverse specialties. This ensures a multidisciplinary approach, mirroring the current situation in which treatment in patients with bone metastases is undertaken by a team of specialists and health professionals in a variety of fields.

Francesco Bertoldo, MD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy. Since 2003 he has been Chief of Bone and Mineral Metabolism Diseases and the Osteo-oncology Unit in the Department of Medicine, University Hospital GB Rossi, Verona, Italy. Dr. Bertoldo is a member of the Directiv...
Title:Bone Metastases From Prostate Cancer: Biology, Diagnosis And ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:293 pagesPublished:April 22, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319825534

ISBN - 13:9783319825533


Table of Contents

Biology and pathophysiology of bone metastases.- Markers of bone turnover.- Bone homing and metastasis.- Markers of prostate cancer.- Circulating cells.- Radiological assessment of bone metastases.- Nuclear Medicine: bone target imaging.- Nuclear Medicine: cancer and receptor target imaging.- Hormonal therapy.- Chemotherapy .- Combinations of hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.- Surgery.- Radiotherapy.- Bone-targeted agents.- Bone seeking radionuclide for therapy.- New frontiers in treatments.- Approaches for the assessment of response to therapies.- From Symptom control to pain palliation.- Economic impact of prostate cancer bone metastases.- Multidisciplinary approach.