Surgical oncology is now a recognized specialty in the US and several European countries, and cancer surgery takes up a significant part of any general surgeonâ€™s workload. This thoroughly updated second edition of this bestseller is officially endorsed as a textbook for the syllabus and curriculum of the UEMS examination in Surgical Oncology, which is administered by ESSO (European Society for Surgical Oncology). The examination is for trainees at the end of training or established consultants seeking to expand their accreditation.
Table of Contents
Cancer epidemiology. Genetics and hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic polymorphisms and cancer. Clinical trial design in surgical oncology. A critical overview of screening for cancer. Principles of radiation therapy for surgeons. Intraoperative radiotherapy. Principles of systemic therapy for surgeons. Quality assurance in surgical oncology. Palliative care in surgical oncology. Communication and psychological needs of the cancer surgery patient. Nutrition in cancer and cancer surgery. Image-guided surgery. The role of interventional radiology in the management of cancer patients. Minimal access and robotic surgery. Surgery for older cancer patients. Cancer of unknown primary. Oral cancer. Salivary gland tumors. Paranasal sinus cancers. Skull base tumours. Cancer of larynx and hypopharynx. Breast cancer. Lung and pleura. Esophageal cancer. Gastric cancer. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Small bowel and appendiceal tumors. Cancer of the colon and rectum. Anal cancer. Peritoneal surface malignancy. Pancreatic and ampullary cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma. Carcinoma of the biliary tree and gallbladder. Liver metastases. Renal cell carcinoma. Urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and upper tract. Prostate cancer. Testicular tumours. Gynaecological oncology. Skin cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Skin: Melanoma. Thyroid cancer. Adrenal tumours. Parathyroid cancer. Neuroendocrine tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. Bone sarcoma. Extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Retroperitoneal sarcoma. Neurosurgical oncology: Neoplasms of the brain and meninges.
Graeme J. Poston, Lynda Wyld, Riccardo A. Audisio