Physics for Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy in Practice) 2nd Edition

Physics for Clinical Oncology (Radiotherapy in Practice) 2nd Edition

Radiotherapy remains a major non-surgical treatment modality for malignant disease, and an understanding of how this treatment works is essential in ensuring optimum practice. Trainees in oncology learn about ionising radiation, but to understand it fully they must also understand the physics relevant to its use in therapy.

This book is written specifically for the oncology and radiation team, supporting clinical oncologists in their understanding of the science which underpins radiotherapy. It begins with basic concepts and then explores the principles and practice of physics as it relates to radiotherapy, including discussion of specific types of therapy.

Written by authors chosen for their expertise in in their respective fields, and aligned to the Royal College of Radiologists FRCR Curriculum in Oncology, this volume will provide an excellent source of information for trainee and practicing oncologists, and wider radiotherapy teams. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect advances in technology and the increased complexity in modern radiotherapy, including two new chapters on imaging and a new brachytherapy chapter.

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Perez & Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology (Perez and Bradys Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology) 7th Edition

Perez & Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology (Perez and Bradys Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology) 7th Edition

Selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2022 and 2023!

For more than 30 years, 
Perez and Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology has been the must-have standard reference for radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents who need a comprehensive text covering both the biological and physical science aspects of this complex field as well as disease site-specific information on the integrated, multidisciplinary management of patients with cancer. The book has established itself as the discipline’s “text-of-record,” belonging on the shelf of all of those working in the field. The Seventh Edition continues this tradition of excellence with extensive updates throughout, many new chapters, and more than 1,400 full-color illustrations that highlight key concepts in tumor pathogenesis, diagnosis, and targeted radiation therapy.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the current state of knowledge of cancer biology; medical radiation physics; clinical radiation oncology; and radiation oncology economics, ethics, and public policy.
  • Regular, twice-yearly content updates available with the digital version of the text.
  • Ideal for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, radiation biologists, medical radiation physicists, oncologists, physicists-in-training, radiation dosimetrists, and nurses and physician assistants working in radiation oncology departments.
  • New chapters include: Proton and Carbon Ion Beam Dosimetry and Treatment Planning; Stereotactic Radiation Therapy; Re-Irradiation; Error Avoidance; Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Medical Education in Radiation Oncology; and a completely rewritten chapter on the economics of radiation oncology.
  • Designed to provide a better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical and technological methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which radiation therapy can be employed in the treatment of patients with cancer, either as a single modality or as part of a multi-modality treatment program.
  • All references printed in the book are now streamlined for quick access to further information.
  • Site-specific chapters include relevant background information on each tumor—including epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, treatment techniques, applications of surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biological therapy, end results, and more.
  • Increased focus on new approaches and technologies with new and updated chapters.
  • Greater emphasis on palliative and supportive care reflects the role of radiation treatment in non-curative roles.
  • An international group of expert chapter authors keeps you well-informed.
  • A completely revised first chapter is designed to provide an overview of the discipline of radiation oncology. This will be particularly useful for residents beginning training and medical students beginning a radiation oncology clinical clerkship. The chapter is supplemented with multiple sidebars to augment the reader’s understanding of the field.

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2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook 22nd Edition

2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook 22nd Edition

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer. It also offers simplified content, attention to understanding the immune checkpoint inhibitors, new information about immunotherapy, new drugs and their indications, and updated indications and side effects for recently FDA approved drugs. New drugs include: avelumab (Bavencio), brigatinib (Alunbrig), durvalumab (Imfinzi), enasidenib (Idhifa), metronidazole hydrochloride (Flagyl), midostaurin (Rydapt), neratinib (Nerlynx), niraparib (Zejula), olaratumab (Lartruvo), ribociclib (Kisqali), rituximab and hyaluronidase human injection (Rituxan Hycela injection), rucaparib (Rubraca), telotristat ethyl (Xermelo), and tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah).

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Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Pediatric Surgical Oncology

A new, definitive, state of the art reference in the specialist field of paediatric surgical oncology. Chapter abstracts, key points, and guidance on all aspects of cancer surgery for children make this a vital resource for the surgical resident or trainee. An International authorship team ensure that the content is appropriate for a global audience of paediatric surgeons.

  • Includes the latest developments ensuring the reader is kept full up to date.
  • Multi-disciplinary content reflects current practice.
  • Comprehensive coverage provides a definitive reference.

An authoritative reference work for surgical residents in training, surgeons working in the field of pediatric oncology, medical oncologists, intensive care specialists and nursing staff.

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DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology (Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology) Twelfth Edition

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology (Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology) Twelfth Edition

Selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2023!


The standard-setting text in oncology for 40 years, DeVita, 
Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 12th Edition, provides authoritative guidance and strategies for managing every type of cancer by stage and presentation. Drs. Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., Theodore S. Lawrence, and Steven A. Rosenberg oversee an outstanding team of expert contributing authors who keep you up to date and fully informed in this fast-changing field. This award-winning reference is also continually updated on Health Library and VitalSource platforms for the life of the edition. 

  • Integrates basic science into individual cancer chapters for more efficient reference 
  • Features quarterly updates that include late-breaking developments in oncology such as new drugs and clinical trials, as well as new case studies and interactive algorithms 
  • Offers balanced, multidisciplinary advice from a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist 
  • Provides updated content on immunotherapy and genetics throughout 
  • Includes important related topics such as cancer screening and prevention, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues 
  • Now available in a convenient single volume, or a seven-multivolume option for portability and ease of use 
     

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Anticancer Therapeutics: From Drug Discovery to Clinical Applications 1st Edition

Anticancer Therapeutics: From Drug Discovery to Clinical Applications 1st Edition

An integrated presentation of the basic science and clinical applications of anticancer agents

Aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate readers, this unique text provides readers with a fully-integrated presentation of all aspects of the science of anticancer drugs, including their chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical applications.

After heart disease, cancer is the number one killer worldwide, and the tumor microenvironment is forever changing, creating an ever-greater demand for safer, more effective anticancer agents. In response to that demand, the $100 billion cancer drug market continues to grow, with our increased understanding of cancer leading to new drugs being used clinically almost every year.

Anticancer Therapeutics is divided into three sections. Section 1 is an introduction to cancer and therapeutics, and covers the etiology and cellular and molecular basis of cancer. In Section 2, the authors focus on the anticancer agents — their discovery, synthesis, mode of action, mechanisms of resistance, and adverse reactions. Section 3 focuses on specific cancers, explaining how and why the various agents discussed in Section 2 are used, both individually and in combination, to treat different cancers.

  • Integrates aspects of basic science, including chemistry and pharmacology and clinical medicine in relation to cancer therapeutics
  • Written by an author team comprising specialists in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and oncology
  • Features full-color images throughout illustrating how drugs bind to cellular targets and exert their pharmacological effect
  • Divided into three sections, covering the etiology and cellular and molecular basis of cancer, anticancer agents, and drug applications for different cancers.

Providing the reader with an integrated understanding of all aspects of the science of anticancer agents, this is an ideal textbook for undergraduates studying medicine, nursing, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology and other allied heath / life sciences. It is also a valuable bench reference for pharmacists, medics, and pharmaceutical researchers working in both academia and industry.

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DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology (Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology) Twelfth Edition

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology (Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology) Twelfth Edition

Selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2023!


The standard-setting text in oncology for 40 years, DeVita, 
Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 12th Edition, provides authoritative guidance and strategies for managing every type of cancer by stage and presentation. Drs. Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., Theodore S. Lawrence, and Steven A. Rosenberg oversee an outstanding team of expert contributing authors who keep you up to date and fully informed in this fast-changing field. This award-winning reference is also continually updated on Health Library and VitalSource platforms for the life of the edition. 

  • Integrates basic science into individual cancer chapters for more efficient reference 
  • Features quarterly updates that include late-breaking developments in oncology such as new drugs and clinical trials, as well as new case studies and interactive algorithms 
  • Offers balanced, multidisciplinary advice from a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist 
  • Provides updated content on immunotherapy and genetics throughout 
  • Includes important related topics such as cancer screening and prevention, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues 
  • Now available in a convenient single volume, or a seven-multivolume option for portability and ease of use 
     

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The MD Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook 6th Edition

The MD Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook 6th Edition

Selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2022!

The sixth edition of the 
MD Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook focuses on multidisciplinary, cooperative approaches to issues confronting the surgical oncologist. Organized by disease and in full color for the first time, this volume is comprehensive yet concise, and takes into account all of the oncologic issues you need to consider in order to fully understand each disease and its relevant treatments.

  • Written by current and former MD Anderson surgical oncology fellows.
  • Each disease- or system-specific chapter covers epidemiology, pathology, staging, diagnosis, clinical presentation, surgical treatment and targeted therapies, and more.
  • Includes a new chapter on peritoneal malignancies and is updated with the latest staging and protocols.
  • Ideal for surgical residents, medical students facing a surgical/oncology rotation, and practicing surgeons.

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Breast Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Breast Cancer Imaging and Therapy

In Canada, survival from breast cancer has steadily increased since 1989, and breast cancer mortality has decreased by 48%. While 82% of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at stage 1 or 2, there are still 18% who present at a late stage and 25% who develop metastatic disease. Improved survival has been achieved through early diagnosis of breast cancer with screening, allowing for more effective and targeted treatments. This reprint summarizes the latest evidence on the early detection of breast cancer and highlights areas where this may be improved.

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Cancer: How Lifestyles May Impact Disease Development, Progression, and Treatment

 

Cancer: How Lifestyles May Impact Disease Development, Progression, and Treatment

Cancer: How Lifestyles May Impact Disease Development, Progression, and Treatment explores different processes that influence the efficacy of treatments and what lifestyle and behavioral modification options are available to patients to improve therapy responses, with a focus on addressing their strengths and weaknesses. The book discusses mechanisms by which particular lifestyles may affect cancer processes, including various aspects of immune functioning, inflammatory and energy-related processes, reactive oxygen species, hormonal and neurotransmitter mechanisms, the role of neurotrophins, and microbial effects. Considerable attention is devoted to the impact of psychosocial processes that indirectly affect disease occurrence, and to behavioral change methods.

  • Focuses on the link between lifestyle factors (eating/diet, exercise, sleep, circadian rhythms, and stressors) in the development and progression of various types of cancer
  • Addresses the contributions of lifestyle behavior to the efficacy and moderation of cancer treatments and their side effects
  • Delineates mechanisms by which particular lifestyles may come to affect the cancer process

 

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