Description:Includes up-to-date information on the most recent techniques and
Now in its sixth edition, this highly-regarded book is designed as an
introductory text on the principles of diagnosis, staging and treatment
of tumours. The new edition:
Emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork in the
care of cancer patients
Highlights frequent dilemmas and difficulties encountered
during cancer management
Features the important contributions of a new author Professor
Contains a brand-new two-colour design
As with previous editions, the first part of the book is devoted to the
mechanisms of tumour development and cancer treatment. This is followed
by a systematic account of the current management of individual major
cancers. For each tumour there are details of the pathology, mode of
spread, clinical presentation, staging and treatment with radiotherapy
This accessible and practical resource will be invaluable to trainees in
oncology, palliative care and general medicine, as well as specialist
nurses, general practitioners, medical students, and professions allied
Table of Contents:
1 The modern management of cancer: an introductory note.
Epidemiology, cure, treatment trials and screening.
3 Biology of
4 Staging of tumours.
Systemic treatment for cancer.
7 Supportive care and symptom
8 Medical problems and radiotherapy emergencies.
10 Cancer of the head and neck.
Brain and spinal cord.
12 Tumours of the lung and mediastinum.
14 Cancer of the oesophagus and stomach.
Cancer of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
16 Tumours of the
small and large bowel.
17 Gynaecological cancer.
19 Testicular cancer.
20 Thyroid and
21 Cancer from an unknown primary site.
23 Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
25 Hodgkin's disease.
27 Myeloma and other paraproteinaemias.
29 New biologicals