Practical Clinical Oncology is a hands-on review of all aspects of
current practice in clinical oncology. The introductory section to the
book provides background information on the four main treatment
modalities - radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological
therapy - plus research, oncological emergencies and palliative care.
Subsequent chapters describe the diagnosis and treatment of all
malignancies, based on tumour site or type. Each chapter follows a
standard template, making it easier for the readers to locate
information quickly; multiple choice questions are also provided to
enable the reader to test their knowledge. With an emphasis on
practical information which will be useful in day-to-day
decision-making and treatment, Practical Clinical Oncology is an
invaluable resource on clinical care of the cancer patient for all
trainees in clinical oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and
palliative care, as well as specialist nurses and radiographers.
Table of contents:
1. Practical issues in cytotoxic chemotherapy usage Sian Evans and
Philip Savage; 2. Biological treatments in cancer Rachel Jones and
Robert Leonard; 3. Hormones in cancer Jacinta Abraham and John
Staffurth; 4. Radiotherapy planning Andrew Tyler and Louise Hanna; 5.
Research in cancer Robert Hills; 6. Oncological emergencies Paul Shaw;
7. Palliative care Simon Noble; 8. Head and neck Laura Moss and Chris
Gaffney; 9. Oesophagus Tom Crosby; 10. Stomach Michael Button and Tom
Crosby; 11. Liver, gallbladder and biliary tract Somnath Mukherjee and
Tom Crosby; 12. Exocrine pancreas Somnath Mukherjee and Tom Crosby; 13.
Colon and rectum Richard Adams, Timothy Maughan and Tom Crosby; 14.
Anus Richard Adams and Tom Crosby; 15. Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
Kate Parker and Tom Crosby; 16. Breast Nayyer Iqbal and Peter
Barrett-Lee; 17. Kidney Jason Lester and John Wagstaff; 18. Bladder
Stephen Williams and Jim Barber; 19. Prostate Jim Barber and John
Staffurth; 20. Testis Jim Barber and John Staffurth; 21. Penis Jim
Barber; 22. Ovary Louise Hanna and Malcolm Adams; 23. Body of the
uterus Louise Hanna and Malcolm Adams; 24. Cervix Louise Hanna and
Malcolm Adams; 25. Vagina Louise Hanna and Malcolm Adams; 26. Vulva
Louise Hanna and Malcolm Adams; 27. Gestational trophoblast tumours
Philip Savage; 28. Lung Fergus Macbeth and Carys Morgan; 29.
Mesothelioma Louise Hanna and Fergus Macbeth; 30. Soft tissue and bone
tumours in adults Owen Tilsley; 31. Haematological malignancies Eve
Gallop-Evans and Chris Poynton; 32. Central nervous system Sean Elyan;
33. Skin cancer other than melanoma Sankha Suvra Mitra; 34. Melanoma
Tom Crosby, Louise Hanna and Dafydd Roberts; 35. Thyroid Laura Moss;
36. Neuroendocrine tumours Atul Kalhan and Aled Rees; 37. Cancer in
children Sally Goodman; 38. Cancer of unknown primary Paul Shaw and Tom
Crosby; 39. The use of radiotherapy in the treatment of benign
conditions Alison Brewster; Multiple choice questions; Multiple choice