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Oncology at a Glance

This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series brings together fundamental information on cancer biology and treatment to provide a holistic understanding of oncology. It explores both relevant scientific content and key human issues, including communication and palliative care. Oncology at a Glance: Provides an accessible overview of the scientific foundation of cancer medicine Covers the common cancers as well as key information on presentation and approaches to investigation and management Includes young adult oncology, the multidisciplinary team, clinical trials in oncology, approach to treatment and response assessment, management of nausea, and end-of-life care Was developed with students for students, to ensure it contains exactly what students need to know Oncology at a Glance is an ideal guide for medical students and foundation-year doctors as well as any other healthcare professionals looking to consolidate their knowledge of oncology. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
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Table of Contents

Contributors 6 Preface 7 Abbreviations 8 Scientific foundation of oncology 1 The global burden of cancer 10 2 The nomenclature of oncology 12 3 Environmental determinants of cancer 14 4 The hallmarks of cancer I 16 5 The hallmarks of cancer II 18 6 The hallmarks of cancer III 20 7 The hallmarks of cancer IV 22 8 Cancer genetics and inherited cancer 24 Clinical aspects 9 Communicating with cancer patients 26 10 Presenting problems in a patient with cancer 28 11 Paraneoplastic syndromes 30 12 Metabolic emergencies in cancer patients 32 13 Oncological emergencies 34 14 Investigation and management of metastatic disease 36 15 Tumour markers 38 16 Screening for cancer 40 17 Imaging in oncology 42 18 Approach to treatment and response assessment 44 19 Principles of surgical oncology 46 20 Pharmacology of anticancer agents 48 21 Principles of radiotherapy 50 22 Adverse effects of treatment 52 23 Management of nausea 54 24 Analgesia 56 25 Clinical trials in cancer patients 58 26 The role of multidisciplinary teams 60 27 End of life care 62 Specific cancers 28 Carcinoma of unknown primary 64 29 Breast cancer 66 30 Lung cancer 68 31 Mesothelioma 70 32 Oesophageal cancer 72 33 Gastric cancer 74 34 Colorectal cancer 76 35 Pancreatic cancer 78 36 Hepatobiliary cancer 80 37 Ovarian cancer 82 38 Endometrial cancer 84 39 Cervical cancer 86 40 Germ cell tumours 88 41 Prostate cancer 90 42 Bladder and renal cancer 92 43 Head and neck cancer 94 44 Thyroid cancer 96 45 Bone cancer and sarcoma 98 46 Skin cancer 100 47 Cancers of the central nervous system 102 48 Neuroendocrine tumours 104 49 Leukaemia 106 50 Hodgkin s lymphoma 108 51 Non-Hodgkin s lymphoma 110 52 Myeloma 112 53 Childhood cancers 114 Case studies and questions 118 Answers to case studies 122 Glossary 127 Index 129

About the Author

Graham G. Dark is Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and Cancer Education at Newcastle University


This book could prove very useful to students new tooncology or to medical professionals who need a quick refresher ona specific disease that they may not see often. (Doody s, 6 September 2013)

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