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Cancer Screening

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Barnett S. Kramer, John K. Gohagan, Philip C. Prorok

CRC Press

650 pages

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Hardback: 9780824702007
pub: 1999-05-06
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This useful reference provides solid knowledge of the risks and benefits associated with the cancer screening process, assesses abnormal results and therapeutic outcomes, and facilitates the communication of these issues to patients.

Describes screening tests from individual, health care, ethical, legal, and regulatory perpectives!

Gathering insights from over 35 international experts in the field, Cancer Screening

  • details the screening procedures available for a wide variety of cancers

  • offers a practical approach to screening implementation for a number of cancer sites

  • discusses the explicit methodology of judging screening tests

  • reports screening recommendations from various organizations

  • analyzes the strengths and hazards of current screening procedures as well as the quality of supporting evidence

  • appraises the utility of screening tests versus other health care strategies

  • presents a basis for judging future screening technologies such as genetic testing

  • and more!

    Including over 1300 references, tables, and figures, Cancer Screening is an indispensable guide for basic and clinical oncologists, internists and family practitioners, gynecologists, public health physicians, health policy specialists, health economists, health educators, prevention and early detection advocates, epidemiologists, biometricians, statisticians, and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.

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    …essential reading for oncologists, practitioners, pathologists and epidemiologists."-Anticancer Research (1999)

    Table of Contents


    History, Sam Shapiro

    Heroic Myths and Probability: Confronting the Limits of Screening, Edward S. Golub

    Basic Principles of Screening

    Screening Theory and Study Design: The Basics, Philip C. Prorok, Barnett S. Kramer, and John K. Gohagan

    Decision-Making About Screening: Individual and Policy Levels, Russell Harris

    Regulation of Medical Devices by the Food and Drug Administration with Emphasis on In Vitro Diagnostic Devices, Peter E. Maxim and Steven I. Gutman

    Ethics and Consent, Douglas L. Weed

    Screening for Specific Cancers

    Breast Cancer, S. M. Moss

    Bladder Cancer, Paul F. Schellhammer and Richard Moriarty

    Cervix Cancer, Anthony B. Miller

    Colorectal Cancer, Jack Cuzick

    Head and Neck Cancer, Scott M. Lippman, Anita L. Sabichi, and Jack L. Gluckman

    Liver Cancer, Robert S. Brown, Jr., and Bruce F. Scharschmidt

    Lung Cancer, William C. Black

    Melanoma, Howard K. Koh, Alan C. Geller, and Robert A. Lew

    Neuroblastoma, Isra G. Levy, Geoffrey E. Dougherty, Gerry B. Hill, William G. Woods, and Mark L. Bernstein

    Ovarian Cancer, Vicki L. Seltzer

    Pancreatic Cancer, Ralph H. Hruban, Charles J. Yeo, and Scott E. Kern

    Prostate Cancer, Fritz H. Schröder

    Gastric Cancer, D. Maxwell Parkin and Paola Pisani

    Endometrial Cancer, Joan L. Walker and Evelyn Rosas Nuñez

    Into the Future

    New Screening Technologies, John K. Gohagan, Sudhir Srivastava, Susan C. Rossi, and William C. Black

    Genetic Inheritance of Cancer Risk: Applications to Cancer Screening, Emily L. Harris

    About the Series

    Basic and Clinical Oncology

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    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General