An Insider's Perspective of Prostate Cancer

An Insider's Perspective of Prostate Cancer

Understanding Effects, Management Options and Consequences

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Author: Robert Alexander Gardiner
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443187094

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An Insider’s Perspective of Prostate Cancer: Understanding Effects, Management Options and Consequences provides up-to-date, scientifically based information on the management and treatment of prostate cancer relevant to practitioners. The text is designed to be neither prescriptive nor proscriptive, providing succinct yet comprehensive details in ‘bite size chunks’ for ready assimilation and application. This book begins after a prostate cancer diagnosis has been made and approaches the prostate cancer landscape by providing background statistical and anatomical information followed by relevant genetic, immunological, and other background. It then proceeds to explain the mechanisms involved with cancer development, and the spread and metastases that can occur in a minority of those diagnosed. In addition to acknowledging the importance of psychological effects of diagnosis and management interventions, the undervalued benefits of exercise are also emphasized Including information on holistic management. This comprehensive approach makes this a perfect quick reference for up-to-date information of all aspects of prostate cancer and its management.

Key Features

  • Provides succinct, yet comprehensive coverage of management and treatment of prostate cancer and subsequent consequences for patients
  • Reviews how prostate cancers change and how treatments can adapt
  • Delivers guidance on how to assess information with ranking in terms of levels of evidence, permitting evaluation of critical reports and claims made in relation to prostate cancer and other conditions


Tertiary educated readers with a particular interest in prostate cancer such as GPs and urological trainees

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The ‘Lie of the Land’
    3. The Background to Cancer
    4. How Cancer cells Progress and Spread and Factors in Management
    5. Localized Treatments for Prostate Cancer
    6. Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
    7. Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
    8. Holistic Medical Management
    9. Summary and Conclusions - Thoughts on the Future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443187094

About the Author

Robert Alexander Gardiner

Emeritus Professor Robert Alexander (‘Frank’) Gardiner AM, MD, BS, FRCS, FRACS is a retired academic urologist with an honorary consultant urological appointment at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and remains based at University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research for his ongoing research activities. For his international, national and community service activities, research achievements and clinical commitments, he was honored as a Member, Order of Australia (AM) in 2010, received a Medal & Certificate of Outstanding Service to Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012 and, in 2014, was presented with a Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Distinguished Research Award and made Fellow Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Gardiner has been an editorial board member of 7 peer-reviewed international journals fulfilling roles as sub-editor and section editor in two and associate editor in another.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, The University of Queensland; Affiliate Professor, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research; Honorary Consultant Urologist, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

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