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Landmark Trials in Oncology

Authors: Yajnik, Santosh

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  • Details how cancer is treated through the lens of approximately 250 clinical trials
  • Relevant and informative across the disciplines of surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology
  • Concise and focused on the great clinical trials and how they have shaped current cancer treatment
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14405-0
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About this book

This book describes the evolution of treatment in oncology through the lens of approximately 250 landmark clinical trials. The well-designed clinical trial is essential to the practice of medicine. There is no field that has embraced or been transformed more by the clinical trial than oncology. 

Each primary cancer site has a remarkable story that can be told through clinical trials.  For example, patients who presented decades ago with soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities would invariably undergo limb amputation.  The landmark National Cancer Institute study by Rosenberg et al. randomized patients to limb sparing surgery followed by adjuvant radiation therapy compared with limb amputation.  This study helped change the standard of care by allowing most patients to retain their functioning limbs with an improvement in quality of life and no compromise in overall survival.  Such major clinical trials for common malignancies including breast, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and gynecologic cancers are discussed. 

Because oncology is multidisciplinary, this book should be of interest for radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and other physicians interested in learning more about the landmark trials that have shaped oncology.

About the authors

Santosh V. Yajnik, M.D. is a radiation oncologist with Radiation Oncology Consultants.  He is Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Chair of the Cancer Committee at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  He has published widely in radiation oncology and is author of Proton Beam Therapy (Springer, 2013).

Reviews

“The book likely will be of greatest interest to resident radiation oncology and surgery physicians preparing for oral boards, as well as medical oncology fellows. … This is an admirable addition to the oncology literature. … This book speaks to the value of recognizing and understanding clinical trials and provides an alternative approach to achieving this worthy end. It also provides a refreshing approach for trainees seeking mastery of the oncology literature.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody's Book Reviews, 27 September, 2019)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14405-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14404-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landmark Trials in Oncology
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14405-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14405-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14404-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 325
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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