Feb 052017
 

Colposcopy of Female Genital Tract


This book aims to promote awareness of and highlight the screening modalities and various treatment options available for the management of cervical pre-invasive lesions. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of malignancy among women worldwide, and deaths due to cervical cancer represent a global health problem. Yet the risk of cervical malignancy can be decreased substantially if the premalignant conditions of the cervix are recognized and treated in a timely manner.

Colposcopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of cervical dysplasia. Accordingly, the book details the fundamentals of colposcopy and colposcopic assessment of the normal and abnormal cervix. With preventive oncology taking front stage, colposcopy has become one of the most important diagnostic tools available. With chapters contributed by respected experts in this field, the book offers vital insights into colposcopy and an essential guide to comprehensive strategies for the early detection of cervical cancer.

The main text is complemented by ample illustrations for clarity and a better understanding of the subject. Case discussions on various clinical scenarios will further ensure good clinical practices, which will in turn translate into reduced risk of cervical cancer. 

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Jan 302017
 

Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology: Key concepts from the Fifth THNO Meeting


This book offers a selection of the critical current issues and challenges in head and neck cancer.  It covers most key concepts of the subject, from diagnostic challenges to multidisciplinary decision-making aspects in head and neck oncology. Starting with the Make Sense Campaign and examining its impact on clinical practice, readers also gain insight into current and novel therapeutic approaches, including radiotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, as well as the importance of adequate supportive care. Surgical interventions such as endoscopic surgery, salvage surgery, dentistry and implants are also discussed. Moreover, the changing respective roles of the involved caregivers are highlighted and extensively discussed. The chapters are based on the latest data presented at the 5th Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Conference and reflect the most up-to-date information in the field.

Taking into account the ample current treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer and discussing side effects, survivorship issues and treatment in the elderly, this book provides and up-to-date coverage of all the critical topics in the field. Highlighting the increasing importance of decision-making in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer as well as quality of life and end of life issues, this reference book also emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach that plays such an important role in the outcome for this disease. 

Edited by a team of world leaders in Head and Neck Cancer this volume serves as an easy reference to the head and neck oncology practitioner and provides an up-to-date overview for specialists the field.

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Jan 262017
 

Management of Prostate Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach


This book, now in an extensively revised second edition, provides an exhaustive review of the state of the art in the management of prostate cancer, from screening to treatment, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. The editors are very excited about the outstanding new or updated contributions from the different expert authors.

The opening chapters address basic aspects including epidemiology, pathology, biology, genetics, and chemoprevention. The role of individual and mass screening is carefully appraised, and extensive attention is devoted to diagnosis and clinical work-up by means of recently implemented investigations such as multiparametric MRI and choline PET-CT.

The use of active surveillance is examined in detail. Subsequent chapters discuss the different therapies that may be employed: open and minimally invasive, including robot-assisted, radical prostatectomy, the various forms of radiation treatment, high-intensity focused ultrasound, cryotherapy, hormonal manipulations, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapy. Up-to-date results from practice-changing phase III randomized clinical trials are included and special insights are provided into the interpretation of results and the patient’s perspective. 

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Jan 182017
 

Cancer Gene Networks (Methods in Molecular Biology)


This volume is a valuable and timely resource for a broad audience with interests in basic and translational cancer biology, cancer drug development, as well as in the practice of personalized oncology. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

 

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Cancer Gene Networks aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this evolving and vital field. Ultimately these efforts will guide development of transformative strategies for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Jan 162017
 

Epigenetics and Gene Expression in Cancer, Inflammatory and Immune Diseases (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)


This practical collection examines methodologies originating from the benefits of genome-wide approaches to studying epigenetics, which has opened the emerging field of epigenomics. Focusing on the areas of cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, chapters discuss three main components of the epigenome and their role in the regulation of gene expression and present a detailed method section specific to studying each component, including data analyses, troubleshooting, and feasibility in different experimental settings. The main topics are high-throughput and targeted methods for DNA methylation analysis, nucleosome position mapping, studying epigenetic effects of gut microbiota, optical imaging for detection of epigenetic aberrations in living cells, methods for microRNA, and histone code profiling. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, the book includes the kind of detail and implementation advice to encourage success in the lab. 

Authoritative and easily applicable, Epigenetics and Gene Expression in Cancer, Inflammatory and Immune Diseases aims to provide pharmacologists, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, and toxicologists with a vital background on epigenetics and state-of-the-art techniques in epigenomics.
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Jan 132017
 

Immunotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancer


This book is about the manipulation of the immune system as a therapeutic approach to gastrointestinal cancer and its clinical applications, exploring therapeutic approaches which might be taken under the broad banner of immunotherapy.

Starting by introducing concepts of modern immunology, the clinical applications of immunotherapy are then discussed. The reader will learn about the three broad classes of immune therapeutic agents: cell-based treatment; antibody therapy; cytokine application and the key effector cells and mechanisms which might cause tumour rejection.  The reverse side of this equation, the genetic and molecular mechanisms which the tumour can use to escape immune control and regulation, is also discussed.  Through reviewing the most up-to-date evidence, this volume provides an overview of the important scientific lessons learned from past failure of immunotherapeutics in the clinic and highlights more positive recent data, coupled to practical guidelines for clinical usage.

Written by a team of worldwide experts, this is an indispensable guide for medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation therapists, pharmacists, oncology nurse specialists.  

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Jan 122017
 

The Secret History of the War on Cancer


By (author): Devra Davis

The War on Cancer set out to find, treat, and cure a disease. Left untouched were many of the things known to cause cancer, including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, or the global environment. Proof of how the world in which we live and work affects whether we get cancer was either overlooked or suppressed. This has been no accident. The War on Cancer was run by leaders of industries that made cancer-causing products, and sometimes also profited from drugs and technologies for finding and treating the disease. Filled with compelling personalities and never-before-revealed information, The Secret History of the War on Cancer shows how we began fighting the wrong war, with the wrong weapons, against the wrong enemies-a legacy that persists to this day. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain. A portion of the profits from this book will go to support research on cancer prevention.
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Jan 102017
 

Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery: Operative Procedures Based on the Embryological Anatomy of the Fascial Composition


By (author): Makio Mike

This unique guide describes colorectal surgery procedures using medical terminology and anatomical terms originating from embryology.

In the last decade, laparoscopic procedures in gastrointestinal surgery have been enhanced and their safety has significantly improved. With the number of cases of colorectal cancer surgery increasing and laparoscopic surgery no longer considered a specialized surgery, the recognition of the correct anatomy is vital in these procedures. Unfortunately, however, the understanding of clinical anatomy is frequently separate from that of basic surgical concepts. Initially, the dissecting layer should be presumed to derive from the fascial anatomy based on embryological recognition. Furthermore, the techniques currently being used by surgeons should be described in sufficient detail and the appropriate anatomical terms should always be used. In view of this, this valuable monograph benefits gastrointestinal surgeons and general surgeons who are involved in the treatment of colorectal cancer.

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Jan 072017
 

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Consequences of early breast cancer and its treatment


This book discusses the impact on women of the diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer. Readers will learn about the risks of breast cancer recurrence and interventions to reduce these, such as endocrine therapy and bisphosphonate therapy, as well as the role of lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. The long-term effects of treatment on fertility, the heart and other systems are discussed, as well the  psychological burden for women who are increasingly likely to be cured from their cancer.  Each chapter provides background and a  practical guide in the management of women after the initial phase of diagnosis and treatment.

Authored by a multidisciplinary team this book provides all the relevant expertise as well as different perspectives, providing a holistic picture of early breast cancer consequences.

From oncologists to general practitioners as well as specialist nurses, gynaecologists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals  involved in the long-term care of women with breast cancer, this book provides a timely and indispensable guide to practitioners caring for early breast cancer survivors.

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Jan 072017
 

Obesity and Cancer (Recent Results in Cancer Research)


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adolescent obesity, and the role of body fat distribution in cancer risk. Individual chapters discuss potential pathways for the observed associations and explore possible mechanisms from both an epidemiological and an experimental perspective. It concludes with a population perspective on the cancer risk that is attributable to obesity and is thus potentially avoidable. This book is of particular value to researchers and epidemiologists and is also of interest to public health workers and clinicians.
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