Oxford Handbook of Oncology Book
"The Oxford Handbook of Oncology is a practical guide for clinical consultation in oncology. For the scientific basis and 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. These include new approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and there is an expanded section on oncological emergencies with practical advice for immediate treatment of patients. The first part covers the general principles of cancer aetiology, the main forms of treatment, 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 ongoing management of individual cancers according to their origin. Each chapter includes epidemiology, pathology, staging, treatment and prognosis. This part also contains an overview of current areas of research and appropriate references lead the reader to more detailed oncology publications. The third part of the book contains information that help in day-to-day management of cancer patients, including practical advice on controlling the symptoms and the assessment and treatment of oncological emergencies. This handbook is the essential guide to practical management of ongoing clinical situations and is invaluable for doctors in oncology, palliative care and general medical and specialist nurses, doctors, physicians, pharmacists and related professionals in medicine.
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