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Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series: Head and Neck Cancers

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Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for head and neck cancers. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step” plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference.

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Key Features

    • Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan.
    • Emphasizes important points-such as the use of endoscopy in staging, chemoprevention, and promising gene therapies-with “key points” boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout.
    • Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference.
    • Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care.
    • Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material.
    • Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Published Reviews

     "This volume is an exceptional addition to any practicing clinician involved in the management of patients with head and neck cancer. This volume is up-to-date, easy to read, and "at the forefront" of where we are and possibly heading in the near future with head and neck cancer...Well done Professor Koch!"

    Oncology News, May/June 2010


    ''The first two chapters, ‘Molecular gene alteration as early detection markers’ and ‘Molecular proteonomics in early detection of head and neck cancer’, were written by sur- geons and are surprisingly readable and simple to understand. They give an excellent overview about laboratory research, but to date there is little clinical application of these tech- niques except in molecular gene alterations (the loss of heterozygosity for prognosis of premalignant lesions) and in proteonomics where there is tremendous promise. In spite of this, the reader is given a good idea about the meaning of these terms, and it is likely that they will become important techniques in the future. The book is readable and interesting, and should appeal to most surgeons and oncologists in this field. It includes an ‘expert consult’ facility that allows the owner to access the full text online, perform searches on the topic, and follow PubMed references.''

    Luke Cascarini

Author Information

    By Wayne Koch, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of the Head and Neck Division and Head and Neck Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series: Head and Neck Cancers
  • Expert Consult
  • Reference
  • 200 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5202-9
  • Copyright: 2010