Cancer is one of the most exciting specialties in medicine. This book aspires to convey the authors enthusiasm for oncology and this new edition of Oncology Lecture Notes is a must for students and trainees.
There has been a revolution in the practice of oncology. The changes are due to amazing advances in basic science, and the development of new drugs and successful immunisation programmes that have followed. Cancer death rates have fallen and this is in part due to radical new treatments, effective screening programmes, and also, as a result of popular movements for change in patient care, and decreased exposure to carcinogens.
Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Oncology Lecture Notes describes advances in molecular biology research and highlights the importance of patient perspectives in cancer care. The text includes many new figures and tables, an update of molecular biology and highlights new treatments. With learning objectives and key point summaries in each chapter, Oncology Lecture Notes is an ideal introduction to the biological basis and principles of treatment in oncology.Includes a companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/oncology featuring cases and self-assessment MCQs
Preface viAbout the companion website viiPart 1 Introduction to oncology1 What is cancer? 32 The scientific basis of cancer 223 The principles of cancer treatment 524 Cancer and people 96Part 2 Types of cancer5 Breast cancer 1076 Central nervous system cancers 1167 Oesophageal cancer 1248 Gastric cancer 1289 Hepatobiliary cancer 13210 Pancreatic cancer 13711 Colorectal cancer 14312 Kidney cancer 15113 Bladder cancer 15614 Prostate cancer 16115 Testis cancer 16916 Gestational trophoblastic disease 17517 Cervical cancer 17818 Endometrial cancer 18319 Ovarian cancer 18620 Head and neck cancers 19321 Thyroid cancer 20022 Adrenal cancers 20323 Carcinoid tumours 20624 Pituitary tumours 21025 Parathyroid cancers 21226 Lung cancer 21427 Mesothelioma 22428 The leukaemias 22729 Hodgkin s lymphoma 23830 Non-Hodgkin s lymphoma 24431 Myeloma 25232 Non-melanoma skin tumours 25833 Melanoma 26434 Paediatric solid tumours 27135 Cancers in teenagers and young adults 27936 Bone and soft tissue sarcomas 28137 Cancer of unknown primary 28938 Immunodeficiency-related cancers 295Part 3 The practice of oncology39 Paraneoplastic complications of cancer 30340 Oncological emergencies 31441 End of life care 33442 Cancer survivorship 339Index 341