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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy - Prevention and Treatment

Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy

Prevention and Treatment

Dicato, Mario A. (Ed.)

2012, XIII, 654 p. 23 illus., 13 illus. in color.

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  • Handbook size for quick and easy reference in the clinical setting
  • A consistency of format from chapter to chapter to facilitate easy look-up
  • Provides methods of prevention and/or treatment for the various side effects of a comprehensive sweep of systemic treatments

The options available for systemic treatment in cancer are ever-expanding and so too is the information required to deploy these methods well. Each therapeutic substance causes a range of side effects, which can be prevented or treated to minimise harm to the patient.


Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy: Prevention and Treatment is a comprehensive handbook on the side effects of cancer therapy drugs, including the newer targeted drugs.  Organised by organ system, it lists the toxicity, side effects and measures of prevention pertaining to each type of drug used in cancer therapy. The most dangerous side effects are given priority so as to alert the reader to their importance.


This book, designed for quick reference in the clinical setting, is primarily aimed at established medical oncologists but will also appeal to junior doctors and trainees. It will also be of interest to pharmacists and oncology nurses.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » cancer - chemotherapy - side-effects - systemic - toxicology

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Drug Interactions and Pharmacogenetics

François Lokiec

Chapter 2: Breast Cancer

Philippe G. Aftimos, Andrea Gombos, Lina Pugliano, Ahmad Awada, and Martine J. Piccart

Chapter 3: Lung Cancer

Stefan Zimmerman, Alessandra Curioni Fontecedro, Rolf A. Stahel, and Solange Peters

Chapter 4:  Gastrointestinal Cancer: Selection of Clinically Relevant Drug-Induced Toxicities Encountered in Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment

Julie Bogaert, Pieter-Jan Cuyle, and Eric Van Cutsem

Chapter 5:  Gynecologic Cancer

Sevilay Altintas, Dirk L.A.L. Schrijvers, and Jan B. Vermorken

Chapter 6:  Genitourinary Cancer

Bertrand F. Tombal

Chapter 7:  Central Nervous System

Miriame Mino, Krisztian Homicsko, and Roger Stupp

Chapter 8:  Bone Marrow Toxicity: Red Blood Cells

Pere Gascon

Chapter 9:  Bone Marrow Toxicity: White Blood Cells

Matti S. Aapro

Chapter 10:  Dermatologic Side Effects of Systemic Anticancer Therapy

Caroline Robert, Christina Mateus, and Alexander M. M. Eggermont

Chapter 11:  Myeloid Malignancies

Laurent Plawny

Chapter 12:  Lymphoma

Sigrid Cherrier-De Wilde

Chapter 13:  Multiple Myeloma

Mario A. Dicato

Chapter 14:  Preservation of Fertility in the Cancer Patient

Caroline Duhem and Fernand Ries

Chapter 15:  Cardiotoxicity

Irene Braña, Esther Zamora, and  Josep Tabernero

Chapter 16: Toxicity of Bone-Targeted Agents in Malignancy

Caroline Wilson, Fiona G. Taylor, and Robert  E. Coleman

Chapter 17:  State of the Art of Antiemetic Therapy

Sonia Fatigoni and Fausto Roila

Chapter 18:  Side Effects of Nociceptive Cancer Pain Treatments in Adults

Ivan Krakowski and Aline Henry

Chapter 19:  Totally Implanted Access Ports: Indications and Prevention of Complications

Didier S. Kamioner

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