Cancer Treatment and Research

Kidney Cancer

Editors: Figlin, Robert A. (Ed.)

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About this book

Kidney cancer is a heterogenous disease. This book covers:

-new surgical approaches which are becoming the standard, i.e., nephon sparing, laporascopic, minimally invasive techniques;
-new staging and prognostic capabilities;
-evolving therapeutic options include, cell based vaccine, gene and antibody therapy;
-molecular genetics allow for a better understanding of the various types of kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer is a comprehensive review covering present and future surgical approaches, staging and prognostic factors, currently accepted and future plans for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Contributing authors to this book are internationally recognized specialists in this disease. This book will be useful to the specialist (oncologist and urologist), primary care physicians, patients and family members dealing with kidney cancer.

About the authors

Robert A. Figlin, Professor of Medicine, Urology, Departments of Medicine and Urology, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA, holds the Henry Alvin and Carrie L. Meinhardt Chair in Urologic Oncology. He serves as Medical Director of the Thoracic and Genitourinary Oncology Program. He is a Senior Clinical Investigator in areas of genitourinary and thoracic oncology and has served as Principal Investigator on Phase I, II, and III trials. He serves as Chairman of the UCLA Medical Institutional Review Board and as a member of the UCLA Human Research Policy Board.

Reviews

"This text provides a comprehensive overview of kidney cancer. Investigative leaders in the field discuss the genetic, biologic and clinical manifestations of the disease. Modern therapy is reviewed with commentary on future alternatives and novel compounds."
(Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Series Editor)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Molecular Genetics of Kidney Cancer

    Zimmer, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Mechanisms of Immune Dysfunction in Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Derweesh, Ithaar H. (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • New Algorithms for the Staging of Kidney Cancer

    Leibovici, D. (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Basic Biology and Clinical Behavior of Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Han, Ken–ryu (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

  • Nephron-Sparing Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Derweesh, Ithaar H. (et al.)

    Pages 93-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kidney Cancer
Editors
  • Robert A. Figlin
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
116
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0451-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0451-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7457-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5083-5
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 246
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