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Problem Solving in Oncology

  • ID: 1412092
  • Book
  • October 2007
  • 272 Pages
  • Clinical Publishing
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This new volume brings together the current thinking in both investigation and management of the cancer patient. It presents a comprehensive caseload as seen by the oncologist. These are common yet challenging real-life patient scenarios, which the authors resolve by drawing on the latest published literature. Each case begins with a few practical questions to stimulate the reader. This is followed by clinical presentation and the reader is led through the logical work-up of a case to reach a diagnosis. An algorithm accompanies most cases to provide a rapid pictorial overview of the clinical steps involved. Essential references are provided. Each of the major areas of cancer is covered, along with pain, management of chemotherapy, and psychological issues. This book provides an up to date reference for the busy practitioner. It will be an essential companion for the oncologist, for the specialist in other areas seeking to improve his understanding of cancer, and for the interested GP.


- Relates current research developments in oncology to current clinical practice
- Deals with both clinical treatment and social care of cancer patient
- Problem-based learning approach of great value for trainees and CPD


- Specialists in oncology
- General physicians
- Doctors in training
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SECTION 1: Chemotherapy

1 Chemotherapy: Response Assessment, C Mitchell
2 Chemotherapy Toxicity: Cisplatin Extravasation, M Krebs
3 Chemotherapy Toxicity: Delayed Nausea, A Armstrong
4 Chemotherapy Toxicity: Febrile Neutropenia, E Dean
5 Chemotherapy Toxicity: Drug Reaction, M Krebs
6 Growth Factor Support in Chemotherapy, E Dean

SECTION 2: General Issues in Oncology
7 Unknown Primary: Work-up and Treatment, A Armstrong
8 Large Abdominal Mass, S Baka
9 Ascites in an Elderly Patient, C Yeoh
10 Cancer in Teenagers and Young Adults: Special Issues, A Proctor
11 Spinal Cord Compression, S Jagdev

SECTION 3: Urological Cancers
12 Primary Germ Cell Tumours, J Adams
13 Advanced Testicular Cancer, A Protheroe
14 Bladder Cancer, I Karydis
15 Advanced Bladder Cancer, I Karydis
16 Treatment Options in Early Prostate Cancer, J Samol
17 Treatment Options in Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer, J Samol
18 Treatment Options in Relapsing Prostate Cancer, J Samol
19 Treatment Options in Hormone-refractory Prostate Cancer, J Samol
20 Screening in Prostate Cancer, J Samol
21 Local Ablative Therapy in Renal Cancer, J Adams
22 Penile Cancer, I Karydis

SECTION 4: Gastrointestinal Cancers
23 Oesophageal Cancer, O Khan
24 Gastric Cancer Chemotherapy, O Khan
25 Pancreatic Cancer, O Khan
26 Management of Colorectal Cancer After Surgery, M Braun
27 Chemotherapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, S Goyle
28 Liver Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, S Fraser, MA Hilal

SECTION 5: Melanoma
29 Management of Primary Melanoma, S Sim
30 Melanoma in Pregnancy, S Sim
31 Medical Management of Metastatic Melanoma, F Al-Terkait

SECTION 6: Lung Cancer
32 Lung Cancer: Initial Diagnosis and Work-up, E Takeuchi 139
33 Adjuvant Treatment for Resected Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, C Siller 145
34 Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, N Rohatgi 148
35 Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, J Naik 153

SECTION 7: Breast and Gynaecological Cancer
36 Indications for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer, R O’Cearbhaill
37 Management of HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer, D Power 1
38 Advanced Breast Cancer in the Elderly, S Waters 1
39 Approach to a Breast Cancer Patient with a Positive Family History, F Collinson
40 First-line Treatment of Ovarian Cancer, D Power
41 Chemotherapy for Relapsed Ovarian Cancer, F Collinson
42 Chemoradiotherapy for Cervical Cancer, R O’Cearbhaill

SECTION 8: Uncommon Cancers
43 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours: Selection of Patients for Imatinib
Treatment, M Krebs
44 Chemoradiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer, A Siva
45 Choriocarcinoma, S Darby
46 Merkel’s Cell Tumour, A Young
47 Brain Tumours, R Prestwich
48 Thymoma, N Vasudev
49 Adrenocortical Cancer: Medical Care, S Baka

SECTION 9: Psychosocial Issues and Symptom Control
50 Approach to Psychological Aspects of Cancer Care, AM O’Dwyer
51 Breaking Bad News, U Hofmann
52 Social Issues in Cancer Patients, P Wright
53 Pain: A General Approach, L Nicholson
54 Pain Relief: A Special Problem, R Sheils

General index
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- D O' Donnell, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- M Leahy, Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
- M Marples, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
- A Protheroe, University of Oxford, Department of Medical Oncology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
- P Selby, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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