Oxford Handbook of Oncology (Oxford Handbooks Series)

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9780198567875: Oxford Handbook of Oncology (Oxford Handbooks Series)

"The Oxford Handbook of Oncology" is a practical guide to the clinical consultation in oncology. Covering the scientific basis, as well as diagnosis, it includes investigations, management and palliative care issues in cancer. It has been extensively revised and updated for the new edition to reflect recent advances in oncology with particular emphasis on new therapies. It includes new approaches to diagnosis and treatment and there is an expanded section on oncological emergencies with practical advice for immediate patient management. The first part covers the general principles of cancer aetiology, the key treatment modalities, namely, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy, and the development of novel therapies through clinical trials. This is followed by a systematic account of the current management of individual cancers according to their site of origin. Each chapter includes epidemiology, pathology, staging, treatment, and prognosis. This part also contains an outline of current areas of research and appropriate references to guide the reader to more detailed oncology publications. The third part of the book provides information to aid in the day-to-day management of cancer patients, including practical advice on symptom control and the assessment and treatment of oncological emergencies. This handbook is the essential guide to practical management of everyday clinical situations and will be invaluable to junior doctors in oncology, palliative care and general medicine, as well as specialist nurses, general practitioners, medical students, pharmacists and professions allied to medicine.

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Dr Donald Bissett graduated from St. Andrews and Manchester Universities and completed his general medical training in Manchester. He then trained in Clinical Oncology in Nottingham and Glasgow. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Clinical Oncology at Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow in 1994, and moved to his current post in Aberdeen in 1995. His main interests are in lung and urological cancers. Professor Jim Cassidy graduated MBChB from Glasgow in 1981. After general professional training he completed specific training in pharmacology and oncology as a CRC clinical fellow and Lecturer in both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. He worked as Senior Lecturer in Glasgow for 2 years and then became the first Professor of Oncology at Aberdeen University. He returned to be Head of Department in Glasgow in 2002 and is now Director of CRUK trails unit, CACTUS and West of Scotland Trials Network. He has published over 170 papers on colorectal cancer, drug development and molecular controls of drug action. He is Clinical editor of BJC and on the editorial board of several journals.

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...recommended to anyone who is looking for a quick reference tool that can be used at any time during the oncology block. Najeeb Alam (5th Year Med Student)

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