Gynaecologic oncology is one of the most important subjects in gynaecology and a very challenging field. The management of patients with gynaecological cancers is complex, as the impact of the outcome of such cancers can be critical.
This handbook covers the basics of carcinogenesis and the advances in the prevention and management of all gynaecologic cancers, including breast cancer. Gynaecologic oncology has always been perceived as the most difficult subject in obstetrics and gynaecology, but this handbook proves it otherwise. The text is presented in a systematic and easy-to-understand manner and is supplemented by plenty of images and illustrations and up-to-date references from established sources. The book also introduces readers to the new FIGO 2009 staging system and will be a very useful reference for researchers and clinicians.
Table of Contents
World Cancer Statistics and Burden of Gynae Cancer
Genes and Carcinogenesis
Cancer of Vulva
Cancer of Vagina
Screening for Cervical Cancer
Human Papillomavirus and HPV Vaccine
Management of Pre-invasive Disease of Cervix
Cancer of Cervix
Cancer of Endometrium
Cancer of Fallopian tube
Cancer of Ovary (Epithelial)
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumours
Ovarian Sex Cord Stromal Tumours
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Breast Cancer for Gynaecologic Oncologist
Gynaecologic Cancer in Pregnancy
Tumour Markers in Gynaecologic Oncology
Diagnostic Imaging in Gynaecologic Oncology
Peri-operative Care for Gynaecologic Cancer Patients
Basic Anatomy and Principles of Surgery in Gynae Oncology
Basic Principles of Radiotherapy
Basic Principles of Chemotherapy
Modulating Agents,Response Modifier and Targeted Therapy
Immunotherapy and Hormonal Therapy
Management of Long-term Side Effects of Gynae Cancer Treatment
Nutritional Support For Gynaecologic Cancer Patients
Basic Surgical Procedures in Gynaecologic Oncology
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Gynaecologic Cancers
Rushdan M. Noor is a certified consultant gynaecologic oncologist and president of the Malaysian Gynaecological Cancer Society. He is head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Malaysia. Dr. Noor is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and National University of Malaysia. He has authored seven books on general gynaecology, obstetrics, and gynaecologic oncology.
Eng Hseon Tay is a gynaecologist and has sub-specialised in gynaecological oncology since 1996. He is medical director of the Thomson Women Cancer Centre, Singapore, chairperson of the medical advisory board of Hanh-Phuc International Hospital, Vietnam, and executive medical director of Delphi Bioscience Asia Ltd. Dr. Tay is also founding member and honorary treasurer of the Asia-Oceania Research Organisation on Genital Infections and Neoplasia.
Jeffrey Low is head of the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology and senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. He is one of the founding members of the robotic surgery program Gynaecologic Robot-Assisted Cancer and Endoscopic Surgery, Singapore. Prof. Low’s interests are in robotic surgery, surgical education, and research on ovarian cancer markers.
"This comprehensive handbook covers the essentials of gynaecological oncology. The text includes all pelvic tumours as well as breast cancer, cancer in pregnancy, and fertility-sparing possibilities. It outlines well the complications of treatment with the basics of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This is a good book for the aspiring junior doctor to have as a guide for current clinical practice and to review before ‘that exam’. A well-worth buy!"
Prof. John H. Shepherd, Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
"This book presents a comprehensive collection of information on gynaecologic oncology in a systematic and easy-to-understand manner. I am convinced that students, young gynaecologists, and gynaecologic oncologists will enjoy reading this informative text."
Dr. Shingo Fujii, Kitano Hospital, Japan