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.
  • A consistent format for chapters on body system tumors includes coverage of incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies.
  • A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients.
  • Nearly 500 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures.
  • Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment.
  • Expert contributors provide in-depth coverage of the most current information in his or her respective specialty in veterinary oncology.
  • Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Why Worry About Cancer in Pets?

Section 1: THE BIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF CANCER

1. The Etiology of Cancer

1A. Genetic Factors

1B. Chemical, Physical, and Hormonal

1C. Cancer-Causing Viruses

2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis

3. The Pathology of Neoplasia

4. The Epidemiology and Incidence of Cancer

5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Section 2: DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT

6. Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology

7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology

8. Molecular Diagnostics

9. Biopsy Principles and Staging

Section 3: 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

14A. Gene Therapy for Cancer

14B. Signal Transduction and Cancer

14C. Anti-angiogenic & Metronomic Treatment

14D. Emerging Therapeutics

15. Miscellaneous Treatments for Solid Tumors

15A. Management of Chronic Cancer Pain

15B. Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient

15C. Client Grief Support

16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Cancer

17. Clinical Trials NEW!

Section 4: SPECIFIC MALIGNANCIES IN THE SMALL ANIMAL PATIENT

18. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

19. Melanoma NEW!

20. Mast Cell Tumors

21. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

22. Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract

22A. Oral Tumors

22B. Salivary Glanc Cancer

22C. Esophageal Cancer

22D. Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer

22E. Gastric Cancer

22F. Hepatobiliary Tumors

22G. Intestinal Tumors

22H. Perianal Tumors

Details

No. of pages:
768
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437723632
eBook ISBN:
9780323241977
Print ISBN:
9781437723625

About the authors

Stephen Withrow

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

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Rodney Page

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Flint Animal Cancer Center; Professor or Medical Oncology; Department of Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO