Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology

Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology

6th Edition - July 23, 2019

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  • Editors: David M. Vail, Douglas H. Thamm, Julias Liptak
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323594967
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323594974

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Considered the definitive reference on canine and feline oncology, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 6th Edition focuses on the most effective, cutting-edge techniques. This comprehensive textbook gives you a complete understanding of cancer in dogs and cats — what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice today. The thoroughly updated sixth edition includes information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities — preparing general practitioners to diagnose and treat pets rather than referring them to a specialist. With important updates on recently approved and in-development drugs, and new co-authors adding their own unique perspectives, this user-friendly text is a must-have resource for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology.

Key Features

  • Cutting-edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities prepares you to diagnose and treat pets with cancer rather than refer cases to a specialist.
  • Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her specialty, reflecting the most current information by highly respected experts in the field of veterinary oncology.
  • Full-color format provides you with accurate visual depictions of specific diseases and procedures, enhances visual appeal, and is used functionally in tables and boxes to highlight key information.
  • A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients.
  • Discussion of compassion and supportive care for the management of pain, nutritional needs, and grief includes methods for handling the pet’s pain and nutritional complications as well as the pet owner’s grief when treatment is not successful.
  • Comprehensive references at the end of each chapter and topic ensures you can be confident the information provided is accurate and up to date.
  • Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment.
  • Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy.
  • Information on the best interventional techniques is quickly accessible all in one chapter.
  • Nearly 400 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures.
  • Focus on the most effective treatment options saves time by emphasizing proven treatment options that have been vetted by experts in the field.

Table of Contents

  • Why Worry About Cancer in Pets?

    1. The Etiology of Cancer
    2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis
    3. The Pathology of Neoplasia
    4. The Epidemiology and the Evidence-Based Medicine Approach
    5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

    6. Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology
    7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology
    8. Molecular Diagnostics
    9. Biopsy Principles and Staging

    10. Surgical Oncology
    11. Interventional Oncology
    12. Cancer Chemotherapy
    13. Radiation Therapy
    14. Cancer Immunotherapy
    15. Molecular/Targeted Therapy of Cancer
    16. Supportive Care for the Cancer Patient
    17. Integrative Oncology
    18. Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics

    19. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
    20. Melanoma
    21. Mast Cell Tumors
    22. Soft Tissue Sarcomas
    23. Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    24. Tumors of the Respiratory System
    25. Tumors of the Skeletal System
    26. Tumors of the Endocrine System
    27. Tumors of the Female Reproductive System
    28. Tumors of the Mammary Gland
    29. Tumors of the Male Reproductive System
    30. Tumors of the Urinary System
    31. Tumors of the Nervous System
    32. Ocular Tumors
    33. Hematopoietic Tumors
    34. Miscellaneous Tumors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 864
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2019
  • Published: July 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323594967
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323594974

About the Editors

David M. Vail

Dr. Vail has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and 50 book chapters in the field of veterinary and comparative oncology. David is co-editor of the textbook Small Animal Clinical Oncology, past North American Journal Editor for Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, President of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and a founding member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC). He is the past Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Boards for both the Morris Animal Foundation and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation. He has been honored as the recipient of both the Mark L. Morris Sr. Distinguished Research Award and the Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Barbara A. Suran Chair in Comparative Oncology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Douglas H. Thamm

Dr. Thamm received his bachelor’s and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. After, finishing veterinary school, he completed an Oncology Residency at the University of Wisconsin and was a researcher there for five additional years before joining the faculty at CSU in 2004.

Affiliations and Expertise

Barbara Cox Anthony Professor of Oncology, Director of Clinical Research, Flint Animal Cancer Center, Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

Julias Liptak

Dr. Liptak was the founding President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. In 2010 he was awarded the Stephen J. Withrow Award for Advancing the Art and Science of Surgical Oncology. In 2012, Dr. Liptak became an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology - one of four in Canada and less than 70 in the world. In 2020, Dr. Liptak was accepted as a RCVS Specialist in Surgical Oncology, one of six in the world. In 2021, he became an ACVS Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, one of only ten in the world. His main interests center around maxillofacial surgery for oral tumors, chest wall resection and reconstruction for rib tumors, musculoskeletal oncology and include bone tumors, and soft tissue sarcomas, but also soft tissue tumors such as apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinomas. Dr. Liptak is one of the pioneers in sentinel lymph node mapping and using patient-specific, customized 3D-printed titanium implants for oncologic reconstructions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Alta Vista Animal Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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