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Current Clinical Oncology

Cancer in the Spine

Comprehensive Care

Editors: McLain, R.F., Markman, M., Bukowski, R.M., Macklis, R., Benzel, E.C. (Eds.)

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Cancer involving the spinal column presents a serious clinical challenge. Properly selected and delivered treatment strategies can insure dramatically better survival and quality of life than ever attainable in the past. Improved therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care now make it possible to treat even the most ominous tumors of the spine with a higher likelihood of success. In Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care, distinguished physicians and researchers from prestigious cancer centers around the world critically examine current trends and innovations in spinal cancer management. Detailing both the fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment planning, and the cutting-edge techniques of tumor treatment, these experts bring together in one volume a guide to coordinated management of all aspects of cancer in the spine. This comprehensive overview of current and investigational therapies covers chemo- and radiation therapy, pain management, diagnostic radiology, as well as reconstructive surgery and palliative care. Highlights include management of vertebral metastases, minimally invasive surgery for spinal lesions, innovations in radiotherapy, treatment of pathological fractures, and management strategies for primary malignancies, as well as guides to long-term follow-up and end-of-life care.
Whether managing the initial evaluation and diagnosis, or providing terminal care for the critically ill, physicians of all backgrounds will find Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care an invaluable reference, providing a wealth of authoritative, multidisciplinary information essential to delivery of optimal treatment to these challenging and deserving patients.

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"An easily accessible resource for the comprehensive care of patients suffering from malignancies of the spine. … this book targets the resident/fellow (Oncology, Orthopedic, Neurological Surgery.) who is interested in spine cancer. It also serves as an updated reference for the practicing physician involved taking care of patients with cancer of the spine (Medical Oncologist, Neurologic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain Anesthesiologist, Radiation therapist…). We recommend this book to be read by every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with cancer in the spine." (Bernard R Bendok, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2006)

"This text is … well timed in its publication. … The chapters are succinct and generally well referenced, giving this book appeal to a very broad range from the junior doctor embarking on an oncology or spinal surgical career to established clinicians … . a useful, well-written, referenced and edited overview of the basic tenets of spinal oncology practice. Its size and layout make it very easy to read and it can be recommended to any health professional forming part of an oncology team." (Paul Thorpe, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 89, May, 2007)

"Cancer of the Spine: Comprehensive Care presents a good overview of the various issues in dealing with patients with the wide spectrum of diseases encompassed in this textbook. This book … would be of value for radiation oncologists for the comprehensive review of the management of these patients and for a better understanding of the relative indications and techniques of surgery, particularly for patients with metastatic spinal disease." (Normand J. Laperriere, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Vol. 65 (4), 2006)

"The editor of this book, Robert F. McLain, has assembled an excellent resource for practitioners and students of all the disciplines involved in the care of patients with cancer of the spine. … it does an excellent job of providing an overview of the field. Readers will gain an appreciation of numerous treatment options and an understanding of how they relate to one another. … Cancer in the Spine is a compact gem of succinct chapters that provide a multidisciplinary overview of this complex topic." (Bradford L. Currier, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)


Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59259-971-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-074-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-340-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer in the Spine
Book Subtitle
Comprehensive Care
Editors
  • Robert F. McLain
  • Maurie Markman
  • Ronald M. Bukowski
  • Roger Macklis
  • Edward C. Benzel
Series Title
Current Clinical Oncology
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-971-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-971-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-074-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-340-4
Series ISSN
2364-1134
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 382
Number of Illustrations
246 b/w illustrations
Topics