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Oxford Handbook of Oncology

(Turtleback)
by Jim Cassidy, Donald Bissett, Roy A.J. Spence, Miranda Payne

A practical guide to the clinical consultation in oncology. Covering the scientific basis as well as diagnosis, it includes investigations, management and palliative care issues in cancer. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition to reflect recent advances in oncology with particular emphasis on new therapies. It includes new approaches to diagnosis and treatment and an expanded section on oncological emergencies

The Biology of Cancer

(Paperback) five stars
by Robert A. Weinberg

Surprisingly, this book is relatively easy to read - even when it deals with such a complex subject. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a little bit more detail of how cancer arises, the history of this disease and the future outlook on cancer specific drugs. You don't need to be a specialist to read this book, although the more science background you have the more you will get out of it. - Marketa

Practical Clinical Oncology

(Paperback)
by Louise Hanna, Tom Crosby, Fergus Macbeth (Editors)

Background information on the four main treatment modalities - radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy - plus research, oncological emergencies and palliative care. The diagnosis and treatment of malignancies, based on tumour site or type; multiple choice questions enable the reader to test their knowledge. An invaluable resource for all trainees in clinical oncology and palliative care, as well as specialist nurses and radiographers.

Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing

(Paperback) five stars
by Michael Tadman, David Roberts (Editors)

Covering all aspects of cancer care, from pre-diagnosis through treatment to advanced disease and palliative care. Information on cancer biology, cancer genetics and cancer treatments, new targeted therapies and complementary therapies. Includes detailed guidelines on nursing
assessment and psychosocial issues, communication, the experience of cancer, and family and carer issues.

Care of the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence

(Paperback)
by John Ellershaw, Susie Wilkinson, Dame Cicely Saunders

Even for the most experienced healthcare professional, managing the last few days of life can be difficult. This unique book provides guidelines for the care of the dying based on the Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP). Developed at a hospice, the information can be disseminated and adapted to fit different settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology

(Hardcover) five stars
by Vincent T. DeVita, Samuel Hellman, Steven A. Rosenberg (Editors)

Now in its Seventh Edition, this classic reflects the latest breakthroughs in molecular biology, cancer prevention, and multimodality treatment of every cancer type. New chapters examine molecular biologic techniques including proteomics, genomics, targeted therapies, RNA interference, cDNA arrays, and tissue arrays. New sections discuss bioinformatics and societal issues in oncology, including regulatory issues, telemedicine, and international differences in oncology. A bound-in CD-ROM includes color slides, and PubMed links.

The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook

(Paperback) five stars
by David S. Fischer, M. Tish Knobf, Henry Durivage, Nancy Beaulieu'

It is comprehensive, well- organised, accurate, up-to-date, including all the new investigational agents (biotherapy, cancer vaccines etc) with Cancer website information regarding Clinical Trials. Major advantage (at least for me): a huge amount of information is presented in such a nice and simple way that make this book pleasant to read and easy to understand!! - A Customer!

Clinical Oncology: Basic Principles and Practice

(Paperback)
by Peter Hoskin, Anthony Neal

This comprehensive but concise textbook is established as a favourite with junior doctors, medical students and other health care professionals. The text considers the whole breadth of cancer medicine, from epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis and presentation through to diagnosis, staging, management and prognosis.

Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics

(Paperback) five stars
by Lauren Pecorino

This book is easy to read and difficult concepts about cancer biology are very well explained with the aid of diagrams and information boxes. Each chapter introduces the basics and contains a useful list of references for further reading. - Z. Gamie

Matters of Life and Death: Key Writings

(Paperback) by Iona Heath

Iona Heath draws on her experience as a general practitioner on a collection of passages concerning death and dying, and to consider the essential nature of general practice. In Ways of Dying Heath illuminates the process for professionals and lay readers, and stimulates consideration of approaches to improved care at end of life. It will also be of great interest to general readers interested in end of life matters, and the nature and art of medicine.

The Basic Science of Oncology

(Paperback)
by Ian F. Tannock, Richard P. Hill, Robert G. Bristow, Lea Harrington

This concise text examines cancer causation and biology as well as the biology underlying cancer treatment. The fourth edition emphasizes new development in molecular biology, hormone therapy, and the pharmacology of anti-cancer drugs. It features updated coverage of the basic science of radiotherapy and experimental radiation in addition to expansive coverage of new drugs developments.

Because Someone I Love Has Cancer: Kids' Activity Book

(Spiral-bound) by Terri Ades

This book offers children support, encouragement, and the opportunity for imaginative personal expression. Addresses the basic goals of therapeutic support for children (ages 6-12) who have a loved one with cancer. Creative activities allow children to work through and express unfamiliar feelings, and learn to recognize and tap into positive movements.

Radiotherapy in Practice: External Beam Therapy

(Paperback) five stars
by Peter J. Hoskin

This book is an essential, practical guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid technological advances made in recent years. It provides a firm background to the physics of external beam radiotherapy, basic principles and issues such as quality assurance. Experts expand upon techniques for treatment delivery, covering indications, treatment and planning.

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology

(Hardcover)
by Vincent T. DeVita, Theodore S. Lawrence, Steven A. Rosenberg, Robert A. Weinberg, Ronald A. DePinho

Cutting-edge, practical information on oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type. Each major treatment chapter is co-authored by a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. Treatment is discussed by stage, with guidelines on treatment modality at each stage.

Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy: A Guide for the Mulitdisciplinary Team

(Hardcover)
by David Brighton, Miriam Wood, Stephen R D Johnston, Hugo Ford

An invaluable resource for professionals wanting to learn or set up best practice for adult and paediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy. A wide-ranging text on chemotherapy. The CD-ROM will include the majority of the information from the book, plus multimedia elements to enhance the users understanding of the subject - about 25 minutes of video on aspects such as cannulation, giving intravenous drugs.

Palliative Care for People with Cancer

(Paperback)
by Jenny Penson, Ronald Fisher (Editors)

Describes the kind of care needed towards the end of life or at any point on what has been called "the cancer journey". Its focus is on the highest quality of life for the person with cancer and it includes care of the family. A comprehensive guide for nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team who work with people with cancer and their families.

Integrative Oncology: Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional Cancer Care

(Hardcover)
by Maurie Markman, Lorenzo Cohen (Editors)

Integrative medicine is not about specific non-conventional treatment modalities, but is an approach to treating patients. It strives to integrate the best of complementary and conventional modalities using a multidisciplinary approach through integrative services. Complementary therapies typically used include mind-body approaches such as meditation, guided imagery, music, art, other expressive arts and other behavioral techniques; energy based therapies that seek to affect proposed bio-energy fields, whose existence is not yet experimentally proven, that surround and penetrate the human body.

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

(Turtleback)
by Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy, Ian Back (Editors)

All aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format, providing key information for the daily care of patients. This practical guide covers briefly the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care, and the growth of palliative medicine as a specialty, before dealing with major physical, psychological and spiritual, and symptom management issues from diagnosis to
bereavement care.

The Syringe Driver: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care

(Paperback)
Andrew Dickman, Jennifer Schneider, James Varga

The first of four chapters provides an overview of syringe drivers and continuous subcutaneous infusions, including detailed set up information. The second provides detailed, referenced information about drugs that are likely to be delivered via a continuous subcutaneous infusion. The third concentrates on the use of continuous subcutaneous infusions to control specific symptoms. Finally, an extensive list of compatibility tables is located in the fourth chapter.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology

(Paperback)
Drew Provan, Trevor Baglin, Charles G. Singer, J.S. Lilleyman

The essential core knowledge needed in modern clinical practice for the diagnosis and management of patients with possible disorders of the blood. Essential knowledge is covered with the main differential diagnoses, along with relevant investigations that will help the junior doctor to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. The Handbook will have wide appeal and readership amongst senior medical undergraduates, junior doctors and trainees in haematology, residents, interns and fellows, family doctors, intensive care staff, and specialist nurses.


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