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.
Table of Contents
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
Marco Colleoni, Silvia Dellapasqua, and Aron Goldhirsch
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
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
Jean-François Larouche and Bertrand Coiffier
Sandra J. Horning
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
Alexander M. M. Eggermont
Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
Gedske Daugaard, Anne Kirstine Møller, and Bodil Laub Petersen
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.