Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition
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With a unique focus on the most effective interventional techniques, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition tells the full story of cancer in dogs and cats - what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice. Nearly 500 color photographs, diagrams, x-rays, and gross views depict the clinical manifestations of various cancers. This edition covers the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. With contributions from 65 veterinary oncology experts, this authoritative reference is a must-have for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology.
"I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it." Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UKTable of Contents
New to This Edition
- Thoroughly UPDATED chapters cover the most recent changes in the clinical management of melanoma, mast cell tumors, tumors of the skeletal system, tumors of the endocrine system, tumors of the mammary gland, urinary cancers, nervous system cancers, lymphoma, and histiocytic diseases.
- NEW Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics chapter discusses the various phases of clinical trials as well as current challenges and opportunities in oncology drug development.
- NEW! A focus on the best recommended treatment options highlights therapeutic strategies that have been vetted by veterinary oncology experts.
- NEW co-author Dr. Rodney L. Page adds his valuable perspective, expertise, and research experience.
- 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.
"The book is nicely spilt into sections and then into chapters. It is easy to find what you are looking for, be it some background science and explanation regarding cancer therapies, or information on a more specific tumour type. The book begins with a discussion of the basic science and principles of oncology, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This is explained nicely but simply, and is well illustrated throughout...In summary, this book covers the main tumours in good depth; it is a useful reference for the basic principles of vetrinary oncology and is certainly recommended for the practice bookshelf. The new edition provides new material that enhances its usefulness."
Veterinary Record, May 2013
"This book is the ideal companion for the vet wishing to understand disease and the best way to deal with it including communication to the client, complementary and alternative medicine and developmental therapeutics. A large part of the book remains focused on specific malignancies according their location."
Royal Canin, Vet's - Today, December 2013
"This book is amazing! I find it very hard to be critical, so I have stopped trying and am just putting pen to paper and writing what I think. If you have an interest in oncology and some spare time to concentrate whilst reading, buy this book. If you are a resident studying oncology, learn this book and you will pass your exams. The amazing thing about this book compared to any other veterinary text book I have ever read is that not only is it an authoritative and extremely contemporary resource, it also manages to convey a critical appraisal of all of the relevant veterinary literature without lapsing into the language of critique. I have tried to find fault with this book by checking for popular misrepresentations of the veterinary oncology literature. Where there is a valid controversy, all sides are represented without bias and without necessarily giving air to the notion that a controversy exists. I cannot find fault.
One of the really striking things about this book is that it is so up to date. There is a significant time lag between starting a project, identifying editors, instructing chapter authors, giving deadlines, chasing authors, reviewing deadlines, editing text, proofing and publishing. I always used to say that any textbook is two years out of date by the time it reaches the shelves. However, this book is considerably more contemporary than I expected. This must, in part, be due to the excellent choices of author for the various chapters included. These individuals are known to be leaders in their fields. It must also be reflection of the hard work of the editorial and production teams.
You know a reviewer is reaching desperation point when they discuss the pictures in only the third paragraph (unless it is a book that is based upon illustrations). The diagrams in the early chapters are clear and are appropriate. Cytology images are clear and useful. Photographs add to the overall quality of the book and break up the words striking a victory for the production team. Graphs are used to illustrate outcomes in a manner that could not be achieved without them.
I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it."
Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UK
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; David M. Vail, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and Rodney Page, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Med/Oncology), 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