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Clinical Oncology

Basic Principles and Practice, 4th Edition

By Peter Hoskin, Anthony J Neal, Peter J Hoskin

CRC Press

416 pages

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A clear and comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of clinical oncology, for medical undergraduates and clinicians who want to increase their understanding of the challenges of managing patients with cancer. Including questions for self assessment by the same authors, the reader can learn and test themselves on all aspects of cancer medicine, from epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis and presentation, through to diagnosis, staging, management and prognosis.

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The book is well-written… I would recommend this book as the authoritative primer in clinical oncology which sets out the scientific basis and rationale for clinical practice in the United Kingdom and it would provide Clinical Oncology trainees with a sound basis for future studies.


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Table of Contents

PATHOGENESIS OF CANCER

Genetic factors

Chemical factors

Physical factors

Viral factors

Immune factors

Endocrine factors

Understanding the cause of cancer – the contribution to patient care

PRINCIPLES OF CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND STAGING

Securing a tissue diagnosis

Principles of cancer staging

The TNM staging system

Use of pathological information

DECISION-MAKING AND COMMUNICATION

Treatment options

Quality of life

Communication

Conclusion

Clinical evidence and clinical trials

Conclusion

PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Management of the primary tumour

Combined surgery and radiotherapy

Management of regional lymph nodes

Palliative surgery

PRINCIPLES OF RADIOTHERAPY

Types of radiotherapy

Other forms of radiation

Biological actions of ionizing radiation

Clinical use of radiotherapy

Side-effects of radiotherapy

Radiation protection

PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMIC TREATMENT

Chemotherapy agents

Efficacy and toxicity of chemotherapy

Clinical use of chemotherapy

Drug resistance

Administration of chemotherapy

Hormone therapy

Biological therapy

Growth factors

Experimental chemotherapy

LUNG CANCER AND MESOTHELIOMA

Lung cancer

Mesothelioma

BREAST CANCER

Epidemiology

Aetiology

Pathology

Natural history

Symptoms

Signs

Differential diagnosis

Investigations

Staging

Treatment

Prognosis

Screening

Prevention

GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER

Carcinoma of the oesophagus

Carcinoma of the stomach

Carcinoma of the pancreas

Hepatocellular cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma

Carcinoma of the gallbladder

Carcinoma of the colon and rectum

Carcinoma of the anus

Tumours of the peritoneum

UROLOGICAL CANCER

Renal cell carcinoma

Prostate cancer

Bladder cancer

Cancer of the testis

Cancer of the penis

GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER

Cervical cancer

Endometrial cancer

Ovarian cancer

Cancer of the vagina

Cancer of the vulva

Choriocarcinoma

CNS TUMOURS

Astrocytoma

Oligodendroglioma

Meningioma

Pituitary tumours

Craniopharyngioma

Pineal tumours

Germ cell tumours

Ependymomas

Medulloblastoma

Chordoma

Haemangioblastoma

Lymphoma

Metastases

Carcinomatous meningitis

HEAD AND NECK CANCER

Carcinoma of the oral cavity

Carcinoma of the oropharynx

Carcinoma of the larynx

Carcinoma of the hypopharynx

Carcinoma of the nasopharynx

Carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses

Salivary gland tumours

Orbital tumours

ENDOCRINE TUMOURS

Thyroid cancer

Tumours of the parathyroid gland

Tumours of the adrenal glands

Carcinoid tumours

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)

SARCOMAS

Soft tissue sarcomas

Osteosarcoma

Ewing’s sarcoma

Other bone tumours

LYMPHOMA

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)

HAEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCY

Leukaemia

Multiple myeloma

PAEDIATRIC CANCER

Leukaemia

Central nervous system tumours

Bone and soft tissue tumours

Lymphoma

Neuroblastoma

Nephroblastoma (Wilms’ tumour)

Other tumours

SKIN CANCER

Squamous and basal cell carcinoma

Melanoma

Metastases

Rare tumours

AIDS-RELATED CANCER

Management problems

Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS)

Primary cerebral lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hodgkin’s disease (HD)

Other tumours

CARCINOMA OF UNKNOWN PRIMARY

Differential diagnosis

Investigations

Management

Prognosis

ONCOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES

Hypercalcaemia

Spinal cord and cauda equina compression

Superior vena cava obstruction

Neutropenic sepsis

Tumour lysis syndrome

PALLIATIVE CARE

Pain control

Other symptoms

The dying patient

About the Authors

Dr Anthony J Neal, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, St Luke's Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK

Professor Peter J Hoskin, Professor in Clinical Oncology at University College London, and Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
MED085000
MEDICAL / Surgery / General