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Churchill's Pocketbook of Oncology, 2nd Edition


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A pocket handbook on the management and treatment of cancer, written in a style and at a level suitable for junior doctors and trainees (SHOs, Registrars), medical students and allied health professions. All the information will be carefully checked by an international panel of advisers to ensure that the treatment described reflects common clinical practice and (where available) agreed guidelines. Also includes sections on oncological emergencies, common patient problems and screening.

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New to This Edition

    • Discusses the latest advances in treatment.
    • Presents expanded coverage on common cancers including lung, breast, colorectal, gynecological, and prostate, as well as the impact of molecular biology on therapy.
    • Features algorithms/flow charts to assist in management.
    • Offers sections on screening, patient consent, patient support groups, and complementary therapy.
    • Includes references to established guidelines and relevant web sites.

    Key Features

      • Includes sections on oncological emergencies, common patient problems and patient screening.
      • Discusses all common cancers in detail.
      • Covers a full range of cancer topics-from surgery to chemotherapy to radiotherapy.

    Published Reviews

      "A short and succinct book for junior doctors, trainees (SHOs, Registrars), medical students and allied health professions. A good basic handbook, with clear language and a good page layout; covering general principle of management, all common tumours, and even oncological emergencies. Also includes updates on new advanced treatment." 3rd Year Medical Student, Edinburgh University, September 2004

    Author Information

      By Lester Barr, ChM, FRCS, Cousultant Surgeon, University Hospitals of South Manchester, and Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK; Richard A. Cowan, MD, MRCP, FRCR, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK; and Marianne Nicolson, MD, FRCP, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Hosptials Trust, Aberdeen, UK

    Customer Reviews

    • Paperback
    • Reference
    • 240 Pages
    • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
    • ISBN: 978-0-443-07239-0
    • Copyright: 2004