Cancer Treatment and Research

Advances in Breast Cancer Management, 2nd edition

Editors: Gradishar, William J., Wood, William C. (Eds.)

  • Highlights many recent, significant advances that improve the understanding of the biology and therapeutics of breast cancer

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The optimal management of breast cancer patients relies on the expertise of a team of medical specialists including radiologists, surgeons, radiation therapists and medical oncologists. Much of the progress in breast cancer management made over the last several years reflects the translation of observations made in the laboratory to the clinic. Critically evaluating the impact of new treatment approaches relies on a commitment to well-designed clinical trials. In this volume, Advances in Breast Cancer Management, a renowned group of breast cancer experts have been asked to provide their perspective on management issues that directly effect patients on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Melody Cobleigh discusses the consequences of estrogen deprivation and the ways of ameliorating secondary symptoms and the potential long-term morbidity. Drs. Haigh and Guiliano review the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique including results from their extensive experience. Dr. Abram Recht places into perspective the potential benefit of post-mastectomy radiotherapy and reviews recent trials that address this issue. Dr. Dennis Slamon takes from us from the laboratory to the clinic in explaining the development of Herceptin as a paradigm for therapy targeted to specific molecular characteristics of breast cancer tumor cells. Drs. Nieto, Shpall, Crump and Pritchard offer different perspectives on the future of high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation as a treatment for breast cancer patients. Drs.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Managing Menopausal Problems

    Cobleigh, Melody A.

    Pages 1-23

  • Sentinel Lymphadenectomy In Node Negative Breast Cancer

    Haigh, Philip I. (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Postmastectomy Radiotherapy

    Recht, Abram

    Pages 39-55

  • The Molecular and Cellular Biology of HER2/neu Gene Amplification/Overexpression and the Clinical Development of Herceptin (Trastuzumab) Therapy for Breast Cancer

    Pegram, Mark D. (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • High-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

    Nieto, Yago (et al.)

    Pages 77-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Breast Cancer Management, 2nd edition
Editors
  • William J. Gradishar
  • William C. Wood
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
103
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3147-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3147-7
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 211
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