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Carcinoma of an Unknown Primary Site

1st Edition

Edited by Karim Fizazi

CRC Press

264 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Filling a gap in the literature, this guide provides expert recommendations and research on carcinoma of an unknown primary site (CUP). Covering the identification, diagnosis, and management of CUP with illustrative and reader-friendly clinical case examples, this reference helps physicians treat patients whose primary cancer site is difficult to locate and assess.


"…offers practitioners a clear, user-friendly approach to the care of patients with cancer."

-New England Journal of Medicine

"…an excellent contribution to the oncology literature. Its straightforward and comprehensive outline help place an amorphous and often confusing topic in context while also providing a framework for the most appropriate management of this challenging group of patients."

-Doody's Review Services

Table of Contents

CUPs: Several Things We Know for Sure. Paraclinic Investigations in CUPs: What Shall We Do and When Shall We Stop to Seek the Primary? Prognostic Factors in CUPs: Their Use in Clinical Trials and in the Practice. Chemotherapy: Is it a Standard Treatment in CUPs? Is

There Any Standard Regimen? Currently Ongoing Trials. Local Treatments in CUPS: Is it Relevant? The Biology of CUPs: The Little We Know. The Importance of Learing More. Clinical Cases of CUPs

About the Authors/Editor

Karim Fizazi Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Oncology