Introduction to Clinical Oncology

Introduction to Clinical Oncology

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Stanley T. Crooke, Archie W. Prestayko
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267906

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9780121978020 Cancer and Chemotherapy, Volume II: Introduction to Clinical Oncology provides the basic framework for understanding antineoplastic drugs. The use of chemotherapeutics in the treatment of the most common human malignancies, including leukemias and lymphomas, is discussed. Solid tumors such as those affecting the breast and lung, head and neck, brain and spinal cord are also considered. Comprised of 17 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of leukemias and lymphomas, including their incidence, pathology, and clinical features. The discussion then turns to solid tumors such as breast and lung carcinoma; head and neck cancers; cancer of the brain and spinal cord; gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and gynecological cancers; and malignant melanoma. The next section is devoted to nutritional and infectious disease aspects of cancer and examines infections that arise in the cancer patient, particularly pneumonia and septicemia. The diagnosis of and therapy for these infections are outlined, along with granulocyte transfusion and prophylaxis of infection. The final chapter deals with nutrition in cancer patients and describes the link between cancer and malnutrition as well as the mechanisms of cancer-associated malnutrition. The advantages and methods of nutritional support for cancer patients are also highlighted. This book should be a valuable resource for oncologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface

    Preface to Volume II

    Part I Leukemias and Lymphomas

    1 The Acute Leukemias

    I. Introduction

    II. Incidence

    III. Classification

    IV. Predisposing Factors

    V. Presenting Features

    VI. Differential Diagnosis

    VII. Laboratory Features

    VIII. General Therapeutic Considerations

    IX. General Clinical Considerations

    X. Prognostic Factors

    XI. Conclusions


    2 Hairy Cell Leukemia

    I. Definition

    II. Incidence with Age and Sex Ratio

    III. Pathology

    IV. Pathogenesis

    V. Clinical Features

    VI. Laboratory Features

    VII. Treatment

    VIII. Course of Disease

    IX. Summary


    3 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    I. Definition

    II. Epidemiology

    III. Etiologic Features

    IV. Pathologic Observations

    V. Pathogenesis

    VI. Clinical Features

    VII. Laboratory Features

    VIII. Differential Diagnosis

    IX. Treatment

    X. Prognostic Factors

    XI. Course of Disease


    4 Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia

    I. Special Characteristics

    II. Clinical Features

    III. Clinical Course

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    5 The Lymphomas

    I. Introduction

    II. Hodgkin's Disease

    III. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

    IV. Conclusion


    Part II Solid Tumors

    6 Carcinoma of the Breast

    I. Introduction

    II. Incidence and Causative Factors

    III. Pathology

    IV. Clinical Presentation

    V. Prognostic Features

    VI. Clinical Course of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    VII. Surgical Therapy

    VIII. Radiation Therapy

    IX. Hormonal Therapy

    X. Chemotherapy

    XI. Discussion


    7 Clinical Presentations of Gastrointestinal Cancer

    I. Large-Bowel Carcinoma

    II. Carcinoma of the Pancreas

    III. Carcinoma of the Stomach


    8 Cancers of the Head and Neck

    I. Introduction

    II. Incidence

    III. Etiology

    IV. Histopathology and Spread

    V. Clinical Manifestations

    VI. Diagnosis

    VII. Clinical Staging

    VIII. Management

    IX. Conclusions


    9 Carcinoma of the Lung

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification

    III. Evaluation of Lung Cancer

    IV. Management of Non-Small-Cell Anaplastic Cancer

    V. Management of Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Anaplastic Lung Cancer

    VI. Evaluation and Management of Small-Cell Anaplastic Carcinoma

    VII. Conclusion


    10 Clinical Characteristics of Cancer in the Brain

    I. Introduction

    II. Tumors of the Brain

    III. Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    IV. Tumors of the Spinal Cord


    11 Genitourinary Cancer

    I. Introduction

    II. Renal Carcinoma

    III. Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis

    IV. Carcinoma of the Ureter

    V. Female Urethral Carcinoma

    VI. Male Urethral Carcinoma

    VII. Penile Carcinoma

    VIII. Testicular Tumors

    IX. Bladder Cancer

    X. Prostate Cancer


    12 Gynecological Cancers

    I. Introduction

    II. Ovarian Cancer

    III. Cancer of the Cervix

    IV. Endometrial Carcinoma


    13 Malignant Melanoma

    I. Introduction

    II. Epidemiology

    III. Pathology

    IV. Clinical Findings

    V. Diagnosis

    VI. Prognosis

    VII. Treatment

    VIII. Conclusion


    14 The Sarcomas

    I. Introduction

    II. Diagnosis

    III. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    IV. Sarcomas of Bone

    V. Conclusion


    15 Pediatric Cancer

    I. Introduction

    II. Tumors

    III. Conclusions

    Part III Nutritional and Infectious Disease Aspects of Cancer

    16 Infectious Complications in the Cancer Patient

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Infection in Cancer Patients

    III. Diagnosis of and Therapy for Infection

    IV. Therapy for Nonbacterial Infections

    V. Granulocyte Transfusion

    VI. Prophylaxis of Infection

    VII. Conclusions


    17 Nutrition in Cancer Patients

    I. Introduction

    II. Cancer-Malnutrition Associations

    III. Mechanisms of Cancer-Associated Malnutrition

    IV. Advantages of Nutritonal Support

    V. Methods of Nutritional Support

    VI. Conclusion



Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267906

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Stanley T. Crooke

Archie W. Prestayko

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