Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology

ISBN-10: 0781772079

ISBN-13: 9780781772075

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

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Acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as "a staple reference text in the medical oncologist's library" (JAMA), DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology is now in its Eighth Edition. This edition is in full color for the first time, has a new editor, Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist, and has two Associate Scientific Advisors, Robert A. Weinberg, PhD and Ronald A. DePinho, MD, with special expertise in molecular biology. More than 40 chapters are entirely new, and more than 70 have been rewritten by new contributing authors. Plus, this edition has an exciting new companion Website. The text provides cutting-edge, practical information on the science of oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type. To ensure a balanced, multidisciplinary approach, each major treatment chapter is co-authored by a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. Treatment of each cancer type is discussed by stage, with coordinated guidelines on the role of each treatment modality at each stage. Each major treatment section is preceded by an updated brief chapter describing the molecular biology of the cancer and the implications of molecular biology for patient management. Full consideration is also given to cancer prevention, screening, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable online text, an image bank, links to journal articles, and a question bank.
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Book details

List price: $399.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 4/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 3200
Size: 11.75" wide x 9.25" long x 5.00" tall
Weight: 0.462

Contributing Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Volume One
Molecular Biology of Cancer
Cancer: A Conceptual Framework
Genomics and Proteomics
Destabilization of the Cancer Genome
Telomeres, Telomerase, and Cell Immortalization
Cell Signaling
Cell Cycle
Programmed Cell Death
Immortalization
Angiogenesis
Invasion and Metastasis
Cancer Stem Cells
Principles of Oncology
Etiology of Cancer: Tobacco
Etiology of Cancer: Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes
Etiology of Cancer: Viruses
RNA Viruses
DNA Viruses
Etiology of Cancer: Inflammation
Tumor Immune Surveillance
Inflammation and Tumorigenesis
Etiology of Cancer: Chemical Factors
DNA Repair Protects the Host from Chemical Carcinogens
Genetic Susceptibility to Chemical Carcinogenesis
Etiology of Cancer: Physical Factors
Ultraviolet Light
Asbestos
Etiology of Cancer: Dietary Factors
Energy
Alcohol
Etiology of Cancer: Obesity and Physical Activity
Epidemiology of Cancer
Principles of Surgical Oncology
Principles of Radiation Oncology
Tumor Oxygenation
Principles of Medical Oncology
Principles of Immunotherapy
Principles of Health Services Research
Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapy
Pharmacology of Cancer Biotherapeutics
Pharmacology of Endocrine Manipulation
Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Practice of Oncology
Cancer Prevention: Tobacco Dependence and Its Treatment
Cancer Prevention: Chemoprevention
Cancer Prevention: Role of Surgery in Cancer Prevention
Genetic Counseling
Cancer Screening
Specialized Techniques in Cancer Management
Role of Endoscopy in Cancer Management
Cancer of the Head and Neck
Cancer of the Lung
Neoplasms of the Mediastinum
Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Cancers of the Genitourinary System
Cancer of the Testis
Gynecologic Cancers
Cancer of the Breast
Cancer of the Endocrine System
Sarcomas of the Soft Tissue and Bone
Benign and Malignant Mesothelioma
Cancer of the Skin
Melanoma
Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System
Cancers of Childhood
Lymphomas
Acute Leukemias
Chronic Leukemias
Plasma Cell Neoplasms
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Immunosuppression-Related Malignancies
Oncologic Emergencies
Treatment of Metastatic Cancer
Stem Cell Transplantation
Infections in the Cancer Patient
Management of Adverse Effects of Treatment
Supportive Care and Quality of Life
Rehabilitation of the Cancer Patient
Societal Issues in Oncology
Information Systems in Oncology
Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies
Newer Approaches in Cancer Treatment
Gene Therapy
Cancer Immunotherapy
Focused Ultrasound
RNA Inhibition
Charged Particle Therapy
Robotic Surgery
Nanotechnology
Appendix
Index
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