Oxford American Mini-handbook of Genitourinary Cancers

Paperback | March 21, 2011

byGary H. Lyman

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Genitourinary cancers are comprised of physiologically complex and challenging-to-treat tumor types. In recent years, clinical and basic science research has resulted in many major advances in understanding the pathophysiology and management strategies of these diseases. In addition to theapproval by the FDA of new pharmacological agents, the newly-gleaned insights and changing treatment strategies have led to the revision of current diagnosis and treatment guidelines. However, challenges, controversies and educational gaps remain. This succinct yet comprehensive volume provides oncologists and other healthcare professionals with essential, evidence-based guidance on all the major elements related to the diagnosis and treatment of the major types of genitourinary cancers. Edited by a world renowned oncologist, this volumeoutlines the general pathophysiology as well as pharmacological and other treatment approaches.Series Overview:The Oxford American Mini-Handbooks are a series of concisely-formatted adaptations of Oxford American Handbooks. They provide a focused and succinct summary on a specific area of a particular discipline, serving as a portable, easily accessible resource at the point of care. These smaller volumescapture the essentials of assessment and treatment in an exceptionally affordable and more clinically relevant format. Featuring useful tables and bulleted lists, these books provide a readily available resource to specialists and general practitioners alike.

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Genitourinary cancers are comprised of physiologically complex and challenging-to-treat tumor types. In recent years, clinical and basic science research has resulted in many major advances in understanding the pathophysiology and management strategies of these diseases. In addition to theapproval by the FDA of new pharmacological ag...

Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Health Service and Outcomes Research in the Division of Medical Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 5 × 7.8 × 0.39 inPublished:March 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195393201

ISBN - 13:9780195393200

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Table of Contents

1. Cancer Prevention2. Cancer screening3. Genetic screening4. Principles of cancer treatment5. Renal Cancer6. Cancer of the bladder and ureter7. Penile Cancer8. Prostate Cancer9. Testicular cancerAppendix