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Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 4th Edition

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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.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • The latest information on the etiology of cancer, including genetic, chemical, physical, and hormonal factors, as well as cancer-causing viruses.
    • Coverage of molecular-targeted therapy of cancer, plus new and emerging therapeutic techniques.
    • New information on molecular diagnostic procedures for the cancer patient.
    • The latest diagnostic imaging techniques in clinical oncology.
    • Discussions of compassion and supportive care, from chronic pain management and nutrition to end-of-life issues and grief support.

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.

Published Reviews

    "This edition is a must have for all veterinary practitioners with an interest in veterinary cancer biology, therapy and prognosis. There are significant updates from the previous edition and considerably more information has ben crammed between the covers, with a comprehensive referencing, a selection of excellent colour images and a writing style that is easy to follow.

    While this book does contain well presented tabular summaries of specific therapies for specific conditions, what it really chieves is a comprehensive summary of the state of our knowledge at this time and it will enable the real enthusiast to understand the origin of current therapeutic strategies and to assess the evidence base from which these plans are derived." - Gerry Polton, Veterinary Times, August 2007

    "From front to back cover it reads as a full story of cancer, what is it, how can you diagnose it, how can you treat it and then a huge number of the most common specific cancers encountered in clinical practice. (...) The book is littered with colour photographs, colour diagrams, x-rays and gross views to show the clinical manifestation of the various diseases, and the FNA section’s pictures are excellent for having next to your labs microscope for quick reference.

    The book is very different from the BSAVA Oncology guide, and if you’re expecting that then think again, this book is very much latest information, with the information verified and referenced to thousands of journal articles so you can be sure the information is accurate and also therefore peer reviewed by proxy. With the increase in companion animal cancer it’s a book every practice should have."
    --- 3rd year Veterinary Medicine student, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

Author Information

    By Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM (Oncology), 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; and David M. Vail, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

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Withrow and MacEwen
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 864 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0558-6
  • Next Edition ISBN:
    978-1-4377-2362-5
  • Copyright: 2007