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Textbook of Medical Oncology

4th Edition

Edited by Franco Cavalli, Stan B. Kaye`, Heine H Hansen, James O Armitage, Martine Piccart-Gebhart

CRC Press

462 pages

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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

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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Oncology