Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diag- nosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals fre- quently publish good in-depth reviews of cancer topics, and published sym- posium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by di- viding the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 2040 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 1984 ed.
`This book is one of the latest to be published in a useful series dealing with cancer treatment and research, which started in 1981. The book is well set up, easy to read, with simple line drawings and good illustrations. Most chapters have comprehensive and useful references. It will be of value to those with commitments in this important field.'
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 79 (1986)