Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology

4th Edition

Authors: Stephen Withrow David Vail
Editors: David Vail
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721605586
eBook ISBN: 9781455757121
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th December 2006
Page Count: 864

Table of Contents

Why Worry About Cancer in Companion Animals?

SECTION I: THE BIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF CANCER

1. The Etiology of Cancer NEW!

a) Genetic Factors

b) Chemical, Physical, and Hormonal Factors

c) Cancer-Causing Viruses

2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis

3. The Pathology of Neoplasia

4. The Epidemiology and Incidence of Cancer NEW!

5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

SECTION II: DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT

6. Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Oncology

7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology

8. Molecular Diagnostics NEW!

9. Biopsy Principles

SECTION III: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT

10. Surgical Oncology

11. Cancer Chemotherapy

12. Radiation Therapy

13. Immunotherapy of Cancer

14. Molecular Targeted Therapy of Cancer NEW!

a) Gene Therapy for Cancer

b) Signal Transduction and Cancer

c) RNA Inference

d) Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer Therapeutics

e) Targeting Angiogenesis and Tumor Vasculature

f) Novel and Emerging Therapeutic Targets

15. Miscellaneous Treatments for Solid Tumors

a) Cryosurgery

b) Hyperthermia

c) Photodynamic Therapy

16. Supportive Cancer Care NEW!

a) Management of Chronic Cancer Pain

b) Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient

c) Pawspice: End of Life and Hospice Care

d) Bond-Centered Cancer Care: An Applied Approach to Euthanasia and Grief Support

17. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Cancer

SECTION IV: SPECIFIC MALIGNANCIES IN THE SMALL ANIMAL PATIENT

18. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

19. Mast Cell Tumors

20. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

21. Tumors of the Gastro

Description

Focusing on cancer in dogs and cats, this extensively updated 4th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. Ideal for students, practitioners, and those involved in academic research, this book's full-color images and user-friendly format provide quick and easy access to today's most important information on cancer in the small animal patient.

Key Features

  • Full-color format throughout and full-color illustrations make information more accessible and provide accurate representations of clinical appearance.
  • Chapters are clustered into four major sections: The Biology and Pathogenesis of Cancer, Diagnostic Procedures for the Cancer Patient, Therapeutic Modalities for the Cancer Patient, and Specific Malignancies in the Small Animal Patient.
  • The consistent format includes incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies in the small animal cancer patient.
  • Features cutting edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities.

Details

No. of pages:
864
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455757121
eBook ISBN:
9781437702019
Hardcover ISBN:
9780721605586

About the Authors

Stephen Withrow Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Stuart Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Director, Animal Cancer Center, Comparative Oncology Unit, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

David Vail Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

About the Editors

David Vail Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI