Oncology

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editors: Chang, A.E., Ganz, P.A., Hayes, D.F., Kinsella, T., Pass, H.I., Schiller, J.H., Stone, R.M., Strecher, V. (Eds.)

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Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach is a textbook designed to reflect the principles and current practice of oncology with contributors from the fields of medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. The textbook will incorporate an evidence-based approach, enabling the reader to make decisions on the basis of concrete data. Sections on solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and the practice of oncology address the natural history and therapy for the full spectrum of neoplastic diseases in the adult. Further sections present fundamentals of supportive care of the cancer patient, the management of oncologic emergencies and acute toxicities of therapy, as well as care of metastatic disease and the terminally-ill patient. Breaking new ground, the textbook features thoughtful, in-depth sections on cancer prevention and control, cancer surviorship, the economics of cancer care, and cancer informatics. Cancer imaging is covered with an organ system-based approach, with an additional chapter on the especially intriguing potential of PET.  Furthermore, a comprehensive section on translational basic science reviews the fundamentals of molecular biology, the cell cycle and signal transduction, carcinogenesis, cancer genetics, the biology of invations and metastasis, and tumor immunology.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is an extremely informative book. … This book aims to give an evidence-based approach to oncology. … It should be recommended reading for any health professional … . The section on survivorship sets this book apart from other similar texts. … a good book, and a useful addition to the library of the practising Oncologist. … It certainly has great strengths in it’s involvement of cancer survivors, its strong use of quality data and its careful balancing of benefit and toxicity of anti-cancer therapy." (Dr. Simon Grumett, Oncology News, Vol. 1 (2), 2006)

"This text … has the physical gravitas of a worthy scholarly tome. … Oncology is a different textbook on the subject. It opens … with an introduction to an evidence-based approach to oncology. … my impression of this book overall is highly favorable – it provides comprehensive coverage of the basics, with extensive information about new areas. … oncologists will enjoy exploring it in their leisure time." (Robyn Ward, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)

"This book looks at the complexity of oncology by utilising an evidence-based approach. … it is easy to read and should capture the reader’s attention due to the layout and style in which it is written. … Overall a great book providing comprehensive coverage of the evidence-based approach to oncology, allowing the readers to make their own decisions. I would recommend this book to all health professionals who have an interest in oncology." (Di Saward, CancerForum, Vol. 30 (3), November, 2006)

"This concise book is a current source of information on all major cancers, diagnostic methods, and several general topics of interest for those caring for oncology patients. … This is a well-referenced textbook of oncology. … This textbook would be useful for anyone reading to stay up-to-date on a topic. … Recommended Readership: Internists with an interest in cancer, oncologists, oncology trainees, allied health service and nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who deal with patients with cancer. Medical libraries should have this book." (Ravi D. Rao, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (5), May, 2006)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Evidence-Based Approach to Oncology

    Emily DeVoto PhD, MSPH, Barnett S. Kramer MD, MPH

    Pages 3-13

  • Principles of Chemotherapy

    Grace K. Dy MD, Alex A. Adjei MD, PhD

    Pages 14-40

  • Principles of Radiation Oncology

    Timothy J. Kinsella MD, Jason Sohn PhD, DABR, Barry Wessels PhD

    Pages 41-57

  • Principles of Surgical Therapy in Oncology

    Michael S. Sabel MD, Kathleen M. Diehl MD, Alfred E. Chang MD

    Pages 58-72

  • Design and Analysis of Oncology Clinical Trials

    James J. Dignam PhD, Theodore G. Karrison PhD, John Bryant PhD

    Pages 112-126

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oncology
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Editors
  • Alfred E. Chang
  • Patricia A Ganz
  • Daniel F. Hayes
  • Timothy Kinsella
  • Harvey I. Pass
  • Joan H. Schiller
  • Richard M. Stone
  • Victor Strecher
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-31056-5
DOI
10.1007/0-387-31056-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-24291-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXXII, 2012
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