The incidence of cancer in senior patients has been increasing worldwide. This book reflects the state of the art in the management of senior adults with cancer. The contributors discuss epidemiology, evaluation, surgical and radiotherapy treatment, hormonal and cytotoxic treatment, and specific cancers such as lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, bladder, gynecological, and renal cell cancer. The book also examines psychological, social, and ethical aspects, as well as the role of the multidisciplinary team. Designed to help clinicians with the delicate decision-making process, it should lead to the best therapy adapted not only to the disease but also the patient.
Remarkable progress in neuro-oncology due to increased utilization of advanced imaging in clinical practice continues to accelerate in recent years. Refinements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) technology, and the addition of newer anatomical, functional, and metabolic imaging methods, such as MRS, fMRI, diffusion MRI, and DTI MRI have allowed brain tumor patients to be diagnosed much earlier and to be followed more carefully during treatment. With treatment approaches and the field of neuro-oncology neuroimaging changing rapidly, this second edition of the Handbook of Neuro-Oncology Neuroimaging is so relevant to those in the field, providing a single-source, comprehensive, reference handbook of the most up-to-date clinical and technical information regarding the application of neuro-Imaging techniques to brain tumor and neuro-oncology patients. This new volume will have updates on all of the material from the first edition, and in addition will feature several new important chapters covering diverse topics such as advanced imaging techniques in radiation therapy, therapeutic treatment fields, response assessment in clinical trials, surgical planning of neoplastic disease of the spine, and more. It will also serve as a resource of background information to neuroimaging researchers and basic scientists with an interest in brain tumors and neuro-oncology. Provides a background to translational research and the use of brain imaging for brain tumors Contains critical discussions on the potential and limitations of neuroimaging as a translational tool for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumor and neuro-oncology patients Presents an up-to-date reference on advanced imaging technologies, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET), as well as the recent refinements in these techniques
Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects is a practical guide to common and uncommon toxicities which occur related to radiation therapy. Organized by anatomic region, from CNS to skin and extremities, it concisely and comprehensively reviews the symptoms, timing, preventative measures, and treatment of acute, delayed, and chronic radiation toxicities and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of both early and late effects. Other important chapters consist of topics such as radiation toxicity management in children, systemic effects of radiation therapy, radioprotection for radiation therapy, risk and prevention of radiation-induced cancers, challenges and approaches to cancer survivorship and how to maximize cancer patient wellness after radiation therapy. This evidence-based handbook of radiation therapy side effects, is an invaluable reference for the daily management of cancer patients and survivors. The topic coverage will assist physicians, APPs, and nurses practicing or training in radiation oncology, other oncology specialties, and primary care providers caring for cancer survivors. Key Features: Provides management recommendations and clinical pearls from topic experts Organized for quick reference by body area and toxicity Numerous tables consolidate important radiation effects for ease of reference Summarizes each known toxicity, its presentation, prevention, and management
Now fully revised and in its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been the essential go-to guide for students and practitioners in oncology for over a decade. The scientific basis and diagnosis of cancers is covered, as well as drugs, biomarkers, and the presentation and psychosocial aspects of oncology. Concise, practical, and comprehensive, there is no better companion for both common conditions and challenging emergencies. The field of oncology has surged forward since the last edition was published and the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated to reflect these recent advances so you can be sure that the vital information you need is in your hands. This handbook incorporates changes such as the understanding of the science of cancer, novel therapies in breast, lung, renal, and melanoma, molecular sub-classification of common solid cancers, personalized therapy approaches, new agents in hard to treat cancers, the benefits of new technologies in radiotherapy, and the emerging data on the importance of the immune response. Written by experts in the field to ensure that it is grounded in real life clinical practice, this handbook provides a concise guide to all aspects of oncology for all students, nurses, and junior faculty responsible for the care of cancer patients, while also providing further reading and highlighting areas of controversy for those who need a more detailed understanding.
This completely revised edition continues to reflect information about the treatment of cancer, oncologic emergencies, and common clinical problems. Prepared for the nurse caring for cancer patients, there is extensive use of practical problem/intervention tables. New content, such as fatigue and spirituality, together with completely updated chapters, provide the nurse in the hospital, clinic, or home with an easy-to-use guide for dealing with complex patient problems.
An authoritative handbook covering the management of all types of cancer, with an emphasis on those aspects of care of the cancer patient which are of particular interest in the community, for example the presentation of cancer and palliative care. The specialist management of different types of cancer is also covered, with particular regard being paid to the requirements of shared care in the community and the supportive care needed for the treatment of side effects and complications.
|Author||: David Kissane,Barry Bultz|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 2010-03-25|
|ISBN 10||: 0199238367|
|Pages||: 748 pages|
Communication is a core skill for medical professionals when treating patients, and cancer and palliative care present some of the most challenging clinical situations. This book provides a comprehensive curriculum to help oncology specialists optimize their communication skills.
|Author||: Charles Swanton,Stephen R. D. Johnston|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2011-11-14|
|ISBN 10||: 1841848123|
|Pages||: 302 pages|
Recent developments with novel systemic drugs, palliative surgical techniques and diagnostic imaging have given hope for the treatment of patients whose breast cancer has spread beyond its primary tumour. Written by a team from leading cancer centers in Europe, including the UK's Royal Marsden Hospital, the Handbook of Metastatic Breast Cancer, Second Edition provides advanced scientific information and guidance on clinical problems associated with metastatic breast cancer.
The Seventh Edition of this pocket reference is a practical, disease-focused guide to the best current medical practice in cancer chemotherapy. In easy-to-follow outline format, the book provides complete coverage of the principles of rational chemotherapy, the chemotherapeutic and biotherapeutic agents available, the treatment of specific cancers, and selected aspects of supportive care. Emphasis is on the indications, dosage/schedule, potential toxicities, and safe administration of the drugs and their use in treating specific malignancies. This edition describes seventeen new chemotherapeutic agents, with particular attention to molecular targeted agents. Updated chapters on individual cancers and supportive care provide state-of-the-art treatment recommendations.
A reference guide to oral chemotherapy and oralanticancer medicines, including advice on safeprescribing, handling and administration.
An authoritative survey of the scientific background for therapeutic cancer vaccines, the challenges to their development, and their current uses in treating cancer. The authors examine the basic issues that effect all vaccines (such as immune adjuvants and prime-boost strategies), describe the methods for antigen discovery, and review the preclinical development phases for each major vaccine strategy. They also spell out the clinical results for cancer vaccines now beginning to be used in the treatment of many common cancers.
Skeel's Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy combines in one place the most current rationale and specific details necessary to safely administer chemotherapy for most adult cancers. The handbook is a practical, diseased-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the best current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. By focusing on specific plans for treatment, the book is an invaluable resource for the daily care of cancer patients.
Organized by site, this book covers in detail all the sites and cancer types currently treated by radiation oncologists. Detailed questions, organized in a "flash-card" format are included on the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, and treatment-related side effects for each cancer type allow the reader to thoroughly assess his or her knowledge of the field. The discussion of the questions includes key literature citations reinforcing the reader's knowledge of critical studies and guidelines in the field. Written in joint collaboration by residents and staff radiation oncologists at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, the book contains more than 900 questions addressing the full gamut of the science and practice of radiation oncology today. Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide Features: Comprehensive coverage of radiation oncology Flash-card" format facilitates recall of key data, treatment assessment and patient management, and important original studies Organized by the major subject areas in radiation oncology, the question sets feature structured questions and nswers designed to test recall and sharpen skills Authors are from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
|Author||: Monica S Krishnan,Margarita Racsa,Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu|
|Publisher||: Academic Press|
|Release Date||: 2016-12-23|
|ISBN 10||: 0128035617|
|Pages||: 326 pages|
Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor. The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management. This handbook provides general guidelines and management recommendations for common clinical vignettes encountered by palliative radiation oncology practitioners and supported by palliative radiation oncology research. Concise references are cited to support treatment recommendation. Provides a quick reference for the busy clinician Details standard of care resources for researchers of palliative and supportive care Contains updated standards of care for palliative medicine and a list of common medications and dosages Includes a comprehensive index by symptom and condition to facilitate quick reference
As prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men, the clinical and surgical commitments to treating it are enormous, as well as to be expected given the aging male population. Urologic cryotherapy is one such method for those with organ-confined or minimally-spread prostate cancer. The benefits it offers both patient and surgeon ar
|Author||: Michelle A. Rudek,Cindy H. Chau,William D. Figg,Howard L. McLeod|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2014-01-10|
|ISBN 10||: 1461491355|
|Pages||: 836 pages|
There are many steps on the road from discovery of an anticancer drug to securing its final approval by the Food and Drug Administration. In this thoroughly updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of Anticancer Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, leading investigators synthesize an invaluable overview of the experimental and clinical processes of anticancer drug development, creating a single indispensable reference that covers all the steps from the identification of cancer-specific molecular targets to screening techniques and the development and validation of bioanalytical methods to clinical trial design and all phases of clinical trials. The authors have included new material on phase 0 trials in oncology, organ dysfunction trials, drug formulations and their impact on anticancer drug PK/PD including strategies to improve drug delivery, pharmacogenomics and cancer therapy, high throughput platforms in drug metabolism and transport pharmacogenetics, imaging in drug development and nanotechnology in cancer. Authoritative and up-to-date, Handbook of Anticancer Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, 2nd Edition provides in one comprehensive and highly practical volume a detailed step-by-step guide to the successful design and approval of anticancer drugs. Road map to anticancer drug development from discovery to NDA submission Discussion of molecular targets and preclinical screening Development and validation of bioanalytical methods Chapters on clinical trial design and phase 0, I, II, III clinical trials Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacogenetics of anticancer agents Review of the drug development process from both laboratory and clinical perspectives New technological advances in imaging, high throughput platforms, and nanotechnology in anticancer drug development
Outlines the commitment of various government agencies to biotechnology industries in Australia. Includes statements from AusIndustry, Biotechnology Australia, Invest Australia.
|Author||: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-08-22|
|ISBN 10||: 1437707998|
|Pages||: 784 pages|
Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
This handbook covers the broad scope of nanomedicine. Starting with the basics, the subject is developed to potential clinical applications, many of which are still at an experimental stage. The book features extensive coverage of nanodiagnostics and nanopharmaceuticals, which are two important components of nanomedicine. Written by a physician-scientist author who blends his clinical experience and scientific expertise in new technologies, this book provides a definitive account of nanomedicine. It offers more up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of nanomedicine than any other comparable work.