An Introduction to Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering) 1st ed

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This book collates past and current research on one of the most promising emerging modalities for breast cancer detection. Readers will discover how, as a standalone technology or in conjunction with another modality, microwave imaging has the potential to provide reliable, safe and comfortable breast exams at low cost. Current breast imaging modalities include X- ray, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Positron Emission Tomography. Each of these methods suffers from limitations, including poor sensitivity or specificity, high cost, patient discomfort, and exposure to potentially harmful ionising radiation. Microwave breast imaging is based on a contrast in the dielectric properties of breast tissue that exists at microwave frequencies.

The book begins by considering the anatomy and dielectric properties of the breast, contrasting historical and recent studies. Next, radar-based breast imaging algorithms are discussed, encompassing both early-stage artefact removal, and data independent and adaptive beamforming algorithms. In a similar fashion, microwave tomographic reconstruction algorithms are reviewed in the following chapter, introducing the reader to both the fundamental and more advanced algorithms. Apart from imaging, the book also reviews research efforts in extracting clinically useful information from the Radar Target Signature of breast tumours, which is used to classify tumours as either benign or malignant. Finally, the book concludes by describing the current state of the art in terms of prototype microwave breast imaging systems, with a particular emphasis on those which have progressed to the clinical evaluation stage.

This work is motivated by the fact that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death amongst women in Europe and the US, and the second most common cancer in the world today. Such an important area of research will appeal to many scholars and practitioners

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Oxford Textbook of Oncology 3rd Edition

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Written and edited by internationally recognized leaders in the field, the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated, taking into consideration the advancements in each of the major therapeutic areas, and representing the multidisciplinary management of cancer.

Structured in six sections, the book provides an accessible scientific basis to the key topics of oncology, examining how cancer cells grow and function, as well as discussing the aetiology of cancer, and the general principles governing modern approaches to oncology treatment. The book examines the challenges presented by the treatment of cancer on a larger scale within population groups, and the importance of recognising and supporting the needs of individual patients, both during and after treatment.

A series of disease-oriented, case-based chapters, ranging from acute leukaemia to colon cancer, highlight the various approaches available for managing the cancer patient, including the translational application of cancer science in order to personalise treatment. The advice imparted in these cases has relevance worldwide, and reflects a modern approach to cancer care.

The Oxford Textbook of Oncology provides a comprehensive account of the multiple aspects of best practice in the discipline, making it an indispensable resource for oncologists of all grades and subspecialty interests.

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DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology 10th edition(Cancer: Principles & Practice (DeVita)(Single Vol.))

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Select references are available in the print book. ALL REFERENCES FOR DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 10th edition ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT LWWHealthLibrary.com/oncology. DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 10th edition has garnered universal acclaim as the world’s definitive, standard-setting oncology reference. More than 400 respected luminaries explore today’s most effective strategies for managing every type of cancer by stage of presentation – discussing the role of all appropriate therapeutic modalities as well as combined-modality treatments. This multidisciplinary approach will help your cancer team collaboratively face the toughest clinical challenges and provide the best possible care for every cancer patient.* Access the complete contents online or on your mobile device, with quarterly updates reflecting late-breaking developments in cancer care on LWW Health Library.* Take full advantage of the latest advances with brand-new chapters on Hallmarks of Cancer, Molecular Methods in Cancer, Oncogenic Viruses, Cancer Screening, and new sections on Genetic testing and counseling for cancer, plus comprehensive updates throughout – including coverage of the newest biologic therapies.*Make optimal, well-coordinated use of all appropriate therapies with balanced, multidisciplinary advice from a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist in each major treatment chapter.*Review the latest molecular biology knowledge for each type of cancer and its implications for improved management.*Make the best decisions on cancer screening and prevention, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality-of-life issues Access and receive quarterly content updates for Cancer: Principles and Practice, 10th Edition on the NEW and ENHANCED LWW Health Library while on the go. Additionally, for the first 6 months, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 10th Edition purchasers will get access to the entire Oncology Collection on LWW Health Library – an incredible value at no additional charge! Select references are available in the print book. ALL REFERENCES FOR DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 10th edition ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT LWWHealthLibrary.com/oncology.

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Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems

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“Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology” uniquely emphasizes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of solid tumors. It presents treatment strategies that combine surgery with preoperative or postoperative adjunctive chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or radiation therapy to achieve optimal outcome. The book features contributions from surgeons, basic scientists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists and offers a comprehensive presentation of genetics, molecular biology, pathogenesis, and multimodal therapeutic approaches. A unique feature of the book is a commentary following each chapter, which describes alternative approaches and discusses controversial areas of current therapy. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text with images.

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Perez & Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology (Perez and Bradys Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology) 6th Edition

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Inside the Sixth Edition of this now-classic reference, you will discover encyclopedic coverage of topics ranging from basic science to sophisticated computer-based radiation therapy treatment planning and supportive care. The book’s comprehensive scope and abundantly illustrated format provide you with better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of radiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which you can employ radiation therapy in patient care. Traditionally available as a printed textbook, now it comes with a completely revamped digital experience, powered by Inkling! NEW to the Sixth Edition…site-specific chapters include relevant background information on each tumor – including epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, treatment techniques, applications of surgery and chemotherapy, end results, and more; over 1,400 full-color illustrations highlight key concepts in tumor pathogenesis, diagnosis, and targeted radiation therapy; increased emphasis on new approaches and technologies improve your understanding of three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, combined modality therapy, and particle therapy; greater emphasis on palliative and supportive care reflects the role of radiation treatment in non-curative roles; new editors and contributors let you benefit from their decades of experience; and, digital version includes the complete text, index-based search, note sharing, regular content updates integrated into the text, and much more. Improve outcomes for your patients…Pick up your copy today.

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Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 6th Edition on CD-ROM (For Windows & Macintosh) 6th Edition

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Recommended in the Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical library – April 2001 & 2003 Preferred by practitioners everywhere for its speed, content, and user-friendly format, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, Sixth Edition on CD-ROM gives you one-click access to the information that shapes quality patient care. Groundbreaking advances in molecular biology. Innovative surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques. The latest information on the pharmacology of cancer therapeutics. This CD-ROM delivers – – Full text of DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, Sixth Edition – High-quality video and color slides not found in the text – Direct links to PubMed – Links to LWW’s oncology portal, www LWWoncology.com Windows / Macintosh Compatible, this CD-ROM can be purchased separately, or with the text in a money-saving package. *** Publishing December 2004*** – The New, Improved & Fully Updated SEVENTH EDITION of the text with accompanying free CD-ROM!! Don’t miss out – click on the link below for more details and to reserve your copy!

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Textbook of Pediatric Hematology and Hemato-Oncology 1st Edition

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Textbook of Pediatric Hematology & Hemato-Oncology is a highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to diseases and cancers of the blood in paediatrics. Fifty chapters by internationally recognised paediatric haematologists and haemato-oncologists are grouped into seven sections, covering physiology, neonatal haematology, red blood cell and white blood cell disorders, bleeding disorders, transfusion medicine, haemato-oncology and other general topics. The haemato-oncology section covers cancers of the blood and includes lymphoblastic leukaemia, myeloid leukaemia (chronic and acute), juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia, and bone marrow transplantation. The final ‘general’ section features discussion on gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies and biological response modifiers. Each chapter is peer-reviewed, with a list of references ensuring authoritative content, and the book is further enhanced by nearly 200 images and illustrations. Textbook of Pediatric Hematology & Hemato-Oncology is an indispensable resource for paediatricians, practitioners and trainees. Key Points * Comprehensive guide to paediatric diseases and cancers of the blood *50 peer reviewed chapters with references *198 images and illustrations

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Surgical Oncology Manual 2nd ed. 2016 Edition

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In 2011, the General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto sought to develop a practical approach to common oncology problems faced by general surgeons.  This was a collaboration between current and previous fellows, as well as staff at the University of Toronto, including experts from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Odette Cancer Centre (at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.  This effort culminated in the publication by the program of the Surgical Oncology Manual in March, 2012.

The first edition of the Manual has received excellent feedback on its utility from both trainees and practicing surgeons alike. With the ever-changing landscape of surgical oncology, this edition is updated with new evidence and topics in the field, including three new chapters:  “Desmoid Fibromatosis and Dermafibrosarcoma Protuberans”, “Merkel Cell Carcinoma”, and “Non-melanoma Skin Cancers”.

The Manual provides a succinct review of surgical oncology with a summary of key evidence in the work-up, treatment, and follow-up for each cancer site. A clear, concise format has proven invaluable to the intended audience:  surgical oncology fellows, practicing general surgeons, and general surgery residents.  In addition, each chapter contains a section of “Pearls”, derived from the wide breadth of experience, skills, and abilities of the contributors.

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UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology 9th Edition

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The Manual of Clinical Oncology, Ninth Edition, published with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), provides a concise, accessible and feasible reference covering state of art multidisciplinary clinical oncology in order to meet the needs of clinicians caring for cancer patients throughout the world.

Edited by world-renowned practising oncologists and written by key opinion leaders, this book contains authoritative and up-to-date information on cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment alongside topics such as survivorship, special populations and palliative care.

Remodelled and revised for the ninth edition to provide practical information to oncology workers, the UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology is structured in two parts. Part 1 covers general principles of cancer diagnosis and management with additional attention to special settings in oncology, including supportive care and survivorship, and Part 2 covers site-specific multidisciplinary cancer management. The edition includes up-to-date summaries of all treatment modalities (medical, surgical and radiation) for all tumour sites. It also contains the latest TNM classifications outlined in the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours.

The ninth edition includes:

Practical presentation with bullet points, tables, and flow charts intended to facilitate quick reference for day-to-day clinical practice in busy oncology environments,
Representation of multidisciplinary care for site specific management,
Evidence-based approaches to management, including specific treatment recommendations and investigations guided by clinical practice guidelines,
State of art evidence-based recommendations that take into consideration the lack of availability of certain medications or resources, as well as practice variations, in different and remote regions of the world, and
Contemporary topics on cancer treatment, such as cancer informatics, evidence levels, principles of prognostication, survivorship and cancer in pregnancy.

Oncologists, oncologists-in-training, nurses working with cancer patients and other health professionals responsible for treating and caring for those with cancers will find the UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology an indispensable and comprehensive resource.

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Harrisons Manual of Oncology 2/E 2nd Edition

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Harrison’s Manual of Oncology is a carry-anywhere guide to the care of patients with cancer. Enhanced by the latest published results, this valuable clinical companion features numerous tables and succinct, outline-style text that puts important information at your fingertips. You will find content that goes beyond the treatment of primary or metastatic disease to encompass the treatment of all therapeutic complications.

The opening sections of Harrison’s Manual of Oncology are devoted to the classes of agents used to treat cancer and reviews their pharmacology and mechanisms of action. This section is followed by a detailed discussion of the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of all major types of cancer. There is a strong focus on symptom management and complications of treatment, including pain, nausea and vomiting, anemia, febrile neutropenia, metabolic emergencies, thrombosis, psychological issues, and end-of-life care.

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