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Oxford Handbook of Oncology

ISBN: 9780199689842

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  • Extensively revised and updated, featuring recent advances in the field of oncology
  • Contains a step by step guide to common oncological emergencies
  • Emphasises practical approaches to common clinical scenarios encountered on the oncology or palliative care ward
  • Written by acknowledged experts within the field to provide state-of-the-art information
  • Areas of controversy are highlighted in the text

New to this edition

  • Features new chapters on biomarkers and childhood cancers presenting in adults
  • All chapters have been extensively revised, with many significantly re-written, including Epidemiology and Aetiology of Cancer, Biological therapies, and AIDS-related Malignancies
  • Features additional evidence-based medicine, and further reading

This 3rd edition of the successful Oxford Handbook of Oncology, remains, like previous editions, a practical guide to clinical consultations in oncology. It details new approaches to diagnosis, treatment and the principles of palliative care. Now fully updated, extensively revised and featuring additional images and further reading, this new edition provides coverage of the scientific basis and diagnosis, as well as updates on new drugs, biomarkers, the presentation of childhood cancers in adults, and the psychosocial aspects of oncology.
An essential guide to the management of everyday clinical situations, this new edition reflects all the recent advances in the field of oncology in a user-friendly and easily accessible format. It will be invaluable to junior doctors in oncology, palliative care, and general medicine, as well as specialist nurses, general practitioners, medical students, pharmacists, and allied health professionals.

Readership: Junior doctors in oncology, palliative care, and general medicine, as well as specialist nurses in oncology and palliative care. This handbook is also relevant to General Practitioners, medical students and pharmacists.


Part 1: Background
1: Multidisciplinary approach to cancer
2: Epidemiology and aetiology of cancer
3: Dr Rosemarie Davidson: Genetics of cancer
Part 2: Principles of treatment
4: Surgical oncology
5: Principles of radiation oncology
6: Principles of chemotherapy
7: Dr Tim Morgan: Symptom control in palliative care
8: Late effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
9: Hormone therapy
10: Principles of biological therapies
Part 3: Principles of cancer clinical trials
11: Clinical trials
12: Cancer prevention
13: Population screening for cancer
Part 4: Specific types of cancer
14: Thoracic cancer
15: Breast cancer
16: Colorectal cancer
17: Anal cancer
18: Dr Jeff Evans: Upper gastrointestinal cancer
19: Endocrine cancer
20: Genitourinary cancers
21: Dr Nick Reed and Dr Nadeem Siddiqui: Gynaecological cancers
22: Head and Neck cancers
23: Dr Ann Marie Kennedy: Tumours of the central nervous system
24: Skin cancers
25: Dr Dominic Culligan: Haematological malignancies
26: Bone and soft tissue malignancies
27: Cancers of unknown primary (CUP)
28: Paraneoplastic cancers
29: AIDS related malignancies
30: Childhood cancers presenting in adults
Part 5: Emergencies in Oncology
31: Spinal cord compression and bone marrow suppression
32: Superior vena cava obstruction and raised intracranial pressure
33: Airway obstruction
34: Thromboembolic and cardiac emergencies
35: Obstruction
36: Biochemical crises
37: Stridor and anaphalaxis
38: Complications of long-term central venous lines and chemotherapy extravasation
Part 6: The way forward
39: Novel therapeutic strategies
40: Gene therapy and immunotherapy for cancer
Part 7: Appendices
41: NCIC common toxicity criteria (CTC) grading system (March 1998, revised)
42: Nomogram for determination of body surface area
43: Performance status
44: Support Agencies addresses and websites
45: Advanced adult life support algorithm