Induction Chemotherapy: Integrated Treatment Programs for Locally Advanced Cancers by Karl Reinhard AignerInduction Chemotherapy: Integrated Treatment Programs for Locally Advanced Cancers by Karl Reinhard Aigner

Induction Chemotherapy: Integrated Treatment Programs for Locally Advanced Cancers

EditorKarl Reinhard Aigner, Frederick O. Stephens

Hardcover | May 30, 2011

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Induction chemotherapy, as part of an integrated plan of management for locally advanced cancers, is being practiced throughout the world, but frequently teams are unaware of the work being undertaken in other institutions. This book aims to present the full range of management techniques used in induction chemotherapy within one accessible volume. It provides up-to-date information on pioneering and cutting edge practices and documents the advantages of integrated treatment schedules. Patient selection is discussed, and each of the cancer types for which induction therapy has proved important is considered in detail. All who are responsible for the treatment of patients with locally advanced cancers will find this book to be an invaluable source of information. It will be particularly interesting for specialist oncologists aiming to set up fully comprehensive cancer centers and for health administrators wishing to learn about the benefits of establishing such centers in strategic locations.
Prof. Dr. med. Karl Reinhard Aigner is Medical Director of the Department of Surgical Oncology in Medias Klinikum Burghausen, Bavaria. He had his surgical training in cardiovascular surgery at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. At Justus-Liebig University Giessen he specialized in surgical oncology, focusing on vascular techni...
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Title:Induction Chemotherapy: Integrated Treatment Programs for Locally Advanced CancersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:May 30, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642181724

ISBN - 13:9783642181726

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Overview, History, Terminology and Early Clinical Experience.-The Principle of Dose-Response in Antineoplastic Drug Delivery.- Drug Removal Systems and Induction Chemotherapy.- Cryotherapy.- Local and Regional Hyperthermia.- The Role of Hypoxia and Hyperthermia in Chemotherapy.- Induction Chemotherapy in Head and Neck Cancers.- Isolated Thoracic Perfusion with Carotid Artery Infusion for Advanced and Chemoresistant Tumors of the Parotid Gland.- Induction Systemic Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.- Induction Intra-arterial Chemotherapy (IAC) with Epirubicin and Mitoxantrone in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.-Induction Bidirectional Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer with Peritoneal Dissemination.- Gastric Cancer.- Oesophageal Cancer.- Regional Chemotherapy for Recurrent Platin Refractory Ovarian Cancer.- Penile Cancer Treated by Intra-aortic Infusion Chemotherapy.- Isolated Limb Perfusion for Melanoma.- Interventional Radiological Procedures for Port-Catheter Implantation.- Induction Chemotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Systemic Induction Chemotherapy for Advanced Stage Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.- Induction Chemotherapy for Cervical Cancer.- Induction Treatment in Sarcomas.- Induction Chemotherapy in Treatment of Sarcomas.- Liver Metastases.-Isolated Thoracic Perfusion with Chemofiltration (ITP-F) for Advanced and Pre-treated Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.-Isolation Perfusion Systems: Lungs.- Metastatic Cancers in Lung: Isolated Lung Perfusion - Clinical Studies.- Systemic and Regional Chemotherapy for Advanced and Metastasized Pancreatic Cancer.- Conclusion.

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From the reviews:"It provides very detailed descriptions of induction chemotherapy in all anatomic areas accompanied by very useful charts, graphs, and photographs. . It is written for specialists in oncologic care, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons. It also would serve as an excellent reference for primary care physicians and general oncologists . . This is as good a book as I have seen on induction chemotherapy. It is a comprehensive work that also provides a nice historical perspective for students and practitioners . ." (Timothy K. Huyck, Doody's Review Service, October, 2011)