With the current advances in chemotherapy and hormonal drugs for breast cancer, as well as in surgical techniques and procedures, a revised edition of this popular textbook has become increasingly necessary. Completely overhauling the existing material, the editors of this important work have provided a full update of the area, focusing in particular upon the topics where there has been most progress and controversy.
Table of Contents
Epidemiology and Risk Factors: An Update. Morphological Diagnosis: New Methods and Techniques, and the Necessity for Tumor Banking. New Imaging Techniques: MRI, PET, PET-CT, Screening for High Risk Patients. The New Staging Classification: Is it Useful for Clinicians?. Molecular Markers for Treatment Decision. Proteomics of Breast Cancer. New Issues in Breast Cancer Surgical Management. New Issues in Radiotherapy Management. Primary Systemic Therapy for Operable Breast Cancer: Present Role and Perspectives. Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy: Controversies and Perspectives. Conventional Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Where Are We 30 Years Later?. Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Advances in Molecular Genetics and Treatment. Controversies in the Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer. The Role of High-Dose Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer. New Agents and Innovative Strategies for the Treatment of Breast Cancer. Quality of Life and Psychological Issues. Breast Cancer Prevention: An Update. Treatment of Special Breast Cancer Patients. Individualized Therapy of Breast Cancer: A Dream or a Reality?
"…The book is well laid-out, with simple and clear tables and figures, and there is good "cross-talk" between chapters….The practical advice that is included…is welcome."
-New England Journal of Medicine
"…presents reliable guidelines regarding diverse aspects of current treatment of breast cancer. I can recommend it to the practicing physician treating breast cancer, as well as to residents learning the field for the first time."
-International Journal of Radiation Oncology