1st Edition

Gynecologic Oncology

By Paola A. Gehrig Copyright 2009
    304 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Gynecologic Oncology was not meant to be a comprehensive guide to the rapidly changing practice of gynecologic oncology, but a reference from which one can be guided in the right direction in the quest for information. Gynecologic Oncology may assist health care professionals to care for the women with gynecologic malignancies or at least help them to make a more timely diagnosis and referral and it may also serve as a guide as they strive to learn more about their disease. This handbook has information, which covers the full spectrum of gynecologic oncology, from diagnosis to palliative care; from basic science to cancer genetics; and from surgery to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this era of a global economy and tremendous technological advances such as immediate transmission of satellite images in “real-time” and instantaneous cell phone communication from one side of the world to the other, it is hard to believe that global access to health care and knowledge remains limited in many countries. Gynecologic Oncology will be available not only in paper version but also online to physicians, nurses, allied health care professionals, teachers, and students in countries where access to gynecologic oncologists may be limited.

    Preface 1. Biology and Genetics 2. Cancer Screening in Women 3. Tumor Markers in Gynecological Oncology 5· Biological Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers 6. Chemotherapy in Gynecologic Oncology 7. Radiation Therapy 8. Cervical Intra-Epithelial Neoplasia 9. Cervical Cancer 10. Uterine Epithelial Cancer 11. Uterine Sarcomas 12. Epithelial Ovarian Cancer 13. Fallopian Tube Carcinoma 14. Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors 15. Germ Cell and Metastatic Tumors of the Ovary 16. Vulvar Cancer 17. Vaginal Cancer 18. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 19. Supportive Care: Nutrition and Growth Factors 20A. Grafts and Flaps in Gynecologic Oncology 20B. Current Applications of Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Oncology 20C. Surgical Procedures 21. Palliative Care


    Paola A. Gehrig is an Associate Professor in Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American College of Surgeons. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Gynecologic Oncology Group. Her primary research focus is on identifying novel therapeutic regimens for the treatment of women with endometrial cancer.