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Handbook of Oncology
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
Biology of Cancer
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
by Louise Hanna, Tom Crosby, Fergus Macbeth
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.
Handbook of Cancer Nursing
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
assessment and psychosocial issues, communication, the experience of
cancer, and family and carer issues.
of the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence
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
Principles and Practice of Oncology
Vincent T. DeVita, Samuel Hellman, Steven A. Rosenberg (Editors)
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.
Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook
David S. Fischer, M. Tish Knobf, Henry Durivage, Nancy Beaulieu'
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!
Oncology: Basic Principles and Practice
by Peter Hoskin,
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.
Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics
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
of Life and Death: Key Writings
(Paperback) by Iona Heath
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.
Basic Science of Oncology
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.
Someone I Love Has Cancer: Kids' Activity Book
(Spiral-bound) by Terri
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.
in Practice: External Beam Therapy
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.
Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology
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.
Marsden Hospital Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy: A Guide for the Mulitdisciplinary
by David Brighton, Miriam Wood, Stephen R D Johnston,
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
Care for People with Cancer
by Jenny Penson, Ronald Fisher
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.
Oncology: Incorporating Complementary Medicine into Conventional Cancer Care
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.
Handbook of Palliative Care
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
Syringe Driver: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care
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.
Handbook of Clinical Haematology
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