Key Features

  • Practical “bedside” guide for the busy oncologist and urologist.

  • Includes summaries of landmark articles and reviews that have changed clinical practice.

  • Quick and easy access to the latest information on all aspects of prostate cancer clinical practice and management.

Table of Contents

History of prostate cancer. Epidemiology of prostate cancer. Risk factors. Chemoprevention. Prostate-specific antigen and digital rectal examination screening for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer: imaging features. Evaluation of abnormal digital rectal examinatino or elevated prostate-specific antigen. Prostate pathology. Staging. Prognostic factors and predictive factors in prostate cancer. High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. External beam radiation therapy. Pelvic node radiation in prostate cancer. Prostate brachytherapy. Radical prostatectomy. Post-prostatectomy radiation therapy. Cryotherapy for prostate cancer. Adjuvant androgen suppression for locally advanced prostate cancer. Prostate cancer recurrence. Metastatic prostate cancer. Endocrine therapy for metastatic prostate cancer. Chemotherapy in hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Investigational agents. Complications of radical prostatectomy. Side-effects of treatment. Follow-up of patients after treatment of localized prostate cancer. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Electronic ISBN:
9780702050527
Print ISBN:
9780702028908

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