Prostate Cancer

Paperback | May 27, 2011

byPrimo N. Lara, Jr.

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Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in males, with approximately 200,000 Americans diagnosed with the disease annually. It is also the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Prostate cancer has a unique biology which involves endocrine pathways thathave been successfully exploited for diagnostic advances and developmental therapeutics. However, the optimal screening, diagnosis, and therapy of this highly prevalent cancer are in rapid flux and oftentimes controversial. These vexing issues are frequently a source of confusion in the clinic,warranting timely educational resources aimed to assist clinicians in medical decision making. Technological advances and therapeutic strategies have also evolved rapidly in the past decade, requiring a more up-to-date resource.Part of the new Oxford American Oncology Library series, this volume is concisely written and tightly formatted and features numerous tables, figures, charts, and illustrations, making it an excellent reference at the point of care. This handbook is primarily intended for clinicians directlyinvolved in the care of patients with prostate cancer - specifically urologic, radiation, and medical oncologists, as well as for primary care practitioners or any other health care professionals who treat patients with this disease. Additionally, many educated patients may also benefit from such ahandbook to assist in their own informed decision-making regarding diagnosis and therapy.

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Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in males, with approximately 200,000 Americans diagnosed with the disease annually. It is also the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Prostate cancer has a unique biology which involves endocrine pathways thathave been successfully exploited for diagnosti...

Primo N. Lara, Jr., MD, is a Professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Department of Internal Medicine. In addition he is the Associate Director of Translational Research and Co-Lead of the Cancer Therapeutics Program at the University's Davis Cancer Center.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 5 × 7.91 × 0.51 inPublished:May 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199754780

ISBN - 13:9780199754786

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Table of Contents

1. Prostate Cancer: Overview, Epidemiology, and Risk factors2. Prostate Cancer Biology3. Prostate Cancer Screening4. Clinical Presentation of Prostate Cancer5. Pathology of Prostate Cancer6. Staging and Risk Stratification of Prostate Cancer7. Surgical Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer8. Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy9. Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer10. Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Strategies for Hormone-naive Disease11. Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Castration-resistant Disease12. Supportive Therapies for Prostate CancerIndex