Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy

1st Edition

A Guide for the Mulitdisciplinary Team


  • David Brighton
  • Miriam Wood
  • Key Features

    • Content will cover adult and paediatric care
    • Well illustrated
    • Video to illustrate techniques

    Table of Contents

    Cell biology, cancer & drug action. Chemotherapy protocols. Risk management & Quality Assurance. Patient information, education. & ethics. Ethical issues. Quality of Life. Management of adult/paed. Clinical Trials. Intravenous management. Self-administration. Infection control. Management of toxicity. Adult Palliative Chemo. Allergies & anaphylaxis. Nausea & vomiting & Antiemetics. Gastrointestinal effects. Mucositis. Malnourishment. Leucopaenia & neutropaenia. Anaemia. Thrombocytopaenia. Alopecia. Renal effects. Electrolyte abnormalities. Skin & nail changes. Neurological effects. Cardiac effects. Pulmonary effects. Hepatic effects. Effect on wound healing. Loss of fertility. Hormone replacement therapy. Fatigue. Management of cancer. Solid tumours. Paediatric chemotherapy treatment. Breast cancer. Lung cancer. Gastrointestinal tumours. Gynaecological tumours. Urological. Head & neck tumours. Skin cancer. Bone & soft tissue sarcoma. CNS tumours. Haematological malignancy. Lymphoma. Leukaemia & Myeloma. High dose chemo/transplant.


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    © 2006
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    David Brighton

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professional Development Facilitator (eLearning & IT), Nursing, Rehabilitation & Quality Assurance / School of Cancer Nursing & Rehabilitation, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey, UK

    Miriam Wood

    Affiliations and Expertise

    The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK