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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | Head & Neck Cancer: Current Perspectives, Advances, and Challenges

Head & Neck Cancer: Current Perspectives, Advances, and Challenges

Radosevich, James A. (Ed.)

2013, VII, 1070 p. 364 illus., 275 illus. in color.

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  • It is written by professionals for professionals and de-mystifies terms, techniques, procedures, etc
  • Takes the read from very basic to advanced concepts It clearly defines that path that cancer patients will face, and how all the various parts of their treatment interact
  • Global in the nature of the content -basic science to clinical
  • It is a fantastic primer for anyone you wants to come into the field (medical & dental students) or those who have been thrust into the field (patients, care givers, family members, policy makers)

This book is a collection of Chapters that provide an up to date overview of all aspects of Head and Neck cancer. It is written by professionals, and is not only intended for other professionals, but students, patients, policy makers, etc. There are so many aspects to this group of diseases that even the most seasoned professional will learn something from having read this book. This volume covers Head and Neck cancer in such a way that it covers the ancient history of these tumors to modern diagnostic methods. It covers the various aspects of treatment and the healing of the these patients. Various aspects of molecular biology, the histology, and diagnostic methods are also discussed. Links are made between subject matter that will give readers new insight to these tumors. This volume will give a broad understanding to the various aspects related to Head and Neck cancer in general, and will provide the foundation for anyone to explore the subject matter in greater detail.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ancient history of head and neck tumors - Head & Neck Cancer - Modern diagnostic methods - Oncology - Oral cancers - Pathology - Radiotherapy - Screening

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Oncology & Hematology - Otorhinolaryngology - Surgery

Table of contents 

1 Overview of “Head and Neck Cancer: Current Perspectives,      Advances, and Challenges”

2 A Disease Without History? Evidence For The Antiquity of Head   and Neck Cancers

3 Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research

4 Challenges in Community-Based Head and Neck Cancer Prevention Programs

5 Head and Neck Anatomy

6 Screening and Patient Examination

7 Benign Neoplasms of the Head and Neck

8 Benign Non-Neoplastic Lesions of the Head and Neck

9  Pathology of Head and Neck Cancer I: Epithelial and Related Tumors

10 Pathology of Head and Neck Cancer II: Mesenchymal and Lymphoid Tumors

11  Cytopathology of Head and Neck Lesions                                                              

12 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck and Cervix: Overlap and Distinctions

13 Viruses and Head and Neck Cancer

14 Head and Neck Carcinogenesis: A Product of Complex Evolutionary Forces

15 Nutrition and Head and Neck Cancer

16 Treatment Planning Considerations

17 Medical Oncology:  Planning Considerations and Practices 

18 Role of Surgery in Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

19 Diagnostic Imaging Considerations

20 Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Cancers

21 Laser Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer

22 Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): An Evolving Therapeutic Technique in     Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

23 The Changing Face of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

24 Complications from Surgical Treatment of Oral Cancer

25 Psychological issues in Head and Neck Cancer

26 Quality of Life Issues in Research and Clinical Practice

27 Cancer Drugs, Clinical Trials, and Regulatory Agencies

28 Drugs to Treat Head and Neck Cancers: Mechanisms of Action

29 Biological Treatments

30 Role of Mitochondria in Head and Neck Cancer

31 Genetic Susceptibility to Head and Neck Cancer

32 Biomarkers for Head and Neck Cancer

33 The Role of microRNA in Head and Neck Cancer

34 Detection of Oral Cancer Using Salivary Diagnostics.                                                

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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