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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer

Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer

Farghaly, Samir A. (Ed.)

2014, XV, 270 p. 59 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • Current and emerging practices in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer from distinguished experts worldwide
  • Unique international contribution to the literature
  • Leading edge topics, including advances in genetic screening, chemotherapy, gene therapy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery
  • Up-to-date resource for the broad range of practitioners who care for these patients and for researchers who study this disease

This volume is an up-to-date resource on the international state-of-the-art in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer.  While this devastating disease has been considered mainly a disease of the Western hemisphere, the book moves beyond our conventional understanding and embraces knowledge from around the world. It focuses on recent advances in diagnosis, including genetic screening; improvements and expanded choices in management, such as gene therapy and the optimization of chemotherapeutic agents; and the latest laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. Further chapters address histopathologic features of this disease,  and related psychosocial and quality of-life-issues.

The book is aimed at the wide range of practitioners who care for patients with ovarian cancer and researchers who study the disease:  general surgeons, surgical oncologists, gynecological oncologists, medical oncologists, pediatric oncologists, gynecological pathologists, gynecologists, gynecological cancer epidemiologists, gynecological onco-psychologist, genetic counselors, geneticists, and cancer research scientists.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cancer - Epidemiology - Epithelial - Genetic Risk - Ovarian

Related subjects » Gynecology - Oncology & Hematology

Table of contents 

1. Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer: An Update.- 2. Genetic Risks of Ovarian Cancer.- 3. Management of Hereditary Ovarian–Breast Cancer.- 4. Ovarian Cancer Screening  and Early Detection.- 5. Surface Epithelial Tumors of the Ovary.- 6. Pathology of Non Epithelial Malignancies of the Ovary.- 7. Strategies for the Management of Ovarian Cancer.- 8. Ovarian Cancer in the Pediatric Population.- 9. Management of Patients with Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer.- 10. Treatment of Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer.- 11. Diagnosis and Management of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer with Peritoneal Metastases.- 12. Targeted Molecular Therapy for Patients with Ovarian Cancer.- 13. Psychological Aspects of Hereditary and Non-Hereditary Ovarian Cancer.- 14. Quality of Life in Patients with Ovarian Cancer.

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