Oxford Handbook of Oncology

Paperback | August 13, 2015

EditorJim Cassidy, Donald Bissett, Roy A. J. Spence

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Now fully revised and in its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been the essential go-to guide for students and practitioners in oncology for over a decade. The scientific basis and diagnosis of cancers is covered, as well as drugs, biomarkers, and the presentation andpsychosocial aspects of oncology. Concise, practical, and comprehensive, there is no better companion for both common conditions and challenging emergencies.The field of oncology has surged forward since the last edition was published and the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated to reflect these recent advances so you can be sure that the vital information you need is in your hands. This handbook incorporates changes such asthe understanding of the science of cancer, novel therapies in breast, lung, renal, and melanoma, molecular sub-classification of common solid cancers, personalized therapy approaches, new agents in hard to treat cancers, the benefits of new technologies in radiotherapy, and the emerging data on theimportance of the immune response. Written by experts in the field to ensure that it is grounded in real life clinical practice, this handbook provides a concise guide to all aspects of oncology for all students, nurses, and junior faculty responsible for the care of cancer patients, while also providing further reading andhighlighting areas of controversy for those who need a more detailed understanding.

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Now fully revised and in its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been the essential go-to guide for students and practitioners in oncology for over a decade. The scientific basis and diagnosis of cancers is covered, as well as drugs, biomarkers, and the presentation andpsychosocial aspects of oncology. Concise, practic...

Jim Cassidy was previously Professor of Oncology at Aberdeen university (1994-2002), then CRUK Head of Oncology, Beatson Laboratories, Glasgow. He moved into pharma over 2 years ago to head early drug development. Donald Bissett was schooled in Glasgow, and graduated from St Andrews University 1979 and University of Manchester 1982. Cl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:896 pagesPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Multidisciplinary approach to cancer2. Aetiology and epidemiology3. Genetics of cancer4. Surgical oncology5. Principles of radiation oncology6. Principles of chemotherapy7. Principles of symptom control in palliative care8. Late effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy9. Hormone therapy10. Biological and targeted therapies11. Clinical trials12. Cancer prevention13. Population screening for cancer14. Thoracic cancer15. Breast cancer16. Colorectal cancer17. Anal cancer18. Upper gastrointestinal cancer19. Endocrine cancers20. Genitourinary cancers21. Gynaecological cancer22. Head and neck cancer23. Tumours of the central nervous system24. Skin cancer25. Haematological malignancies26. Bone and soft tissue malignancies27. Cancer of unknown primary site28. Paraneoplastic syndromes29. AIDS-related malignancies30. Childhood cancers presenting in adulthood31. Overview of Acute Oncology32. Spinal cord compression and bone marrow suppression33. Superior vena cava obstruction and raised intracranial pressure34. Stridor35. Thromboembolic and cardiac emergencies36. Obstruction37. Biochemical crises38. Complications of long-term central venous lines and chemotherapy extravasation39. Novel therapeutic strategies40. Gene therapy and immunotherapy for cancer41. Biomarkers and CancerAppendices

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Review from previous edition: "This Handbook provides a well-organized outline of the science and clinical tenets applicable to the practice of oncology" --Oncology