476 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Effective care of the cancer patient increasingly involves systemic treatment, and as the range of available therapeutic agents continues to expand, the medical oncologist must be fully aware of the rationale for choosing specific drugs and combinations. Textbook of Medical Oncology, 4th edition, is written by a highly acclaimed list of international authors and is a key source of reference for all working in the field of oncology.

    General Principles
    Molecular Biology of Cancer
    Martin F. Fey
    Principles of Systemic Therapy
    Franco M. Muggia and Marc S. Ballas
    Principles and Examples of Cancer (Cell) Specific Therapies
    Ferry A. L. M. Eskens and Jaap Verweij
    Principles of Clinical Trials
    Wendy R. Parulekar, Elizabeth A. Eisenhauer, and Richard D. Gelber
    Disease-Specific Part
    Breast Cance
    Marco Colleoni, Silvia Dellapasqua, and Aron Goldhirsch
    Gynecological Cancer
    Susana Banerjee and Martin Gore
    Head and Neck Cancer
    Dirk Schrijvers and Lisa Licitra
    Primary Malignant Tumors of the Lung and Pleura
    Heine H. Hansen and Helle Pappot
    Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Rachel Wong, Ian Chau, and David Cunningham
    Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract
    Ronald de Wit and Cora N. Sternberg
    Jean-Yves Blay and Isabelle Ray-Coquard
    Guido Marcucci, Meir Wetzler, John C. Byrd, Krzysztof Mrózek, and Clara D. Bloomfield
    Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas
    Jean-François Larouche and Bertrand Coiffier
    Hodgkin Lymphoma
    Sandra J. Horning
    Multiple Myeloma
    Antonio Palumbo and Francesca Gay
    Management of Gliomas, Medulloblastoma, CNS Germ Cell Tumors, and Carcinomas Metastatic to the CNS
    Andreas F. Hottinger, Damien C. Weber, Marc Levivier, and Roger Stupp
    Malignant Melanoma
    Alexander M. M. Eggermont
    Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
    Gedske Daugaard, Anne Kirstine Møller, and Bodil Laub Petersen
    Supportive Aspects
    Medical Emergencies
    Luis Paz-Ares, Jesús Corral Jaime, Rocío García-Carbonero
    Symptom Control and Palliative Care
    Shirley H. Bush and Eduardo Bruera
    Psycho-Oncology and Communication
    Darius Razavi and Alain Ronson
    Inherited Predisposition to Cancer: Genetic Counselling and Clinical Management
    Diana M. Eccles
    Appendix: Agents used in the treatment of cancer
    Gianluca Del Conte and Cristiana Sessa


    Franco Cavalli MD FRCP is Director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and Professor in Medical Oncology at the University of Bern, Switzerland and University of Varese, Italy. He is the Founder of the International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group and the founding Editor of Annals of Oncology. He is the immediate past President of the International Union Against Cancer.

    Stan B Kaye BSc MD FRCP FMedSci is Cancer Research UK Professor of Medical Oncology, and Head of the Section of Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. He is also Head of the Drug Development Unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

    Heine H Hansen MD FRCP is Professor of Medical Oncology at the Finsen Center, National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark and Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Copenhagen since 1991. He is also the past executive Director and President of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and European Society of Medical Oncology.

    James O Armitage MD FRCP is The Joe Shapiro Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA. He was President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 1996-1997 and the President of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2000-2001.

    Martine Piccart-Gebhart MD PhD is Professor of Oncology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Medicine Department at the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology board and the President of European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer.

    "The information is up-to-date and the book is clearly written and easy to read….In this regards it provides an excellent resource for fellows, other trainees, or practicing oncologists looking for an update on a particular topic…I enjoyed this text. It is clearly written by experts in the field" – Review of the 2nd edition. Annals of Oncology 11:908, 2000.

    "It offers excellent and up-to-date information for those who provide systemic treatment of cancer and others working in the field of oncology" – Review of the 1st edition. New England Journal of Medicine 337: 717, 1997.