ESMO Handbook of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation

Hans-Joachim Schmoll, Laura Van't Meer, Jan Vermorken, Dirk Schrijvers

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February 20, 2009 by CRC Press
Professional - 160 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415390866 - CAT# DU0869
Series: European Society for Medical Oncology Handbooks

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Features

Written by international experts

Produced in conjunction with European Society for Medical Oncology

Has an online CME test

Diagnostic chapters include; biomarkers, radiological imaging, nuclear medicine as well as prognostic and predictive criteria.

Not only covers traditional treatments but also looks at the psychosocial, the incapacity, and quality of life effects of the treatments.

Summary

An informative handbook on the staging of cancer and the selection and evaluation of cancer treatment. ESMO Handbook on Treatment Evaluation in Cancer is an ideal resource for medical oncologists and those involved in screening and chemotherapy programs.

The text demonstrates how to judge various prognostic and predictive factors, how to determine the relevance of staging, and how to measure patient response for each cancer type.

Written by an international team of experts, this progressive text incorporates the fast-moving world of research into the field of cancer genetics and prevention.

Topics discussed include:

  • epidemiology
  • genetics of cancer
  • sporadic cancers
  • hereditary cancers
  • primary prevention of cancer
  • screening programmes for the general population
  • screening programmes for those at higher risk
  • the role of prevention
  • secondary prevention of cancer