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Oncology

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Imaging for Clinical Oncology

Imaging for Clinical Oncology

Imaging is a critical component in the delivery of radiotherapy to patients with malignancy, and this book teaches the principles and practice of imaging specific to radiotherapy. Introductory chapters outline the basic principles of the available imaging modalities including x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET. Site specific chapters then cover the main tumour sites, reviewing optimal imaging techniques for diagnosis, staging, radiotherapy planning, and follow-up for each site. The important areas of radiation protection, exposure justification, and risks are also covered, exploring issues such as balancing radiation exposure with long-term risks of radiation effects, such as second cancer induction. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect current techniques, and includes two brand new chapters on imaging for radiotherapy treatment verification, and the role of specialist MRI techniques and functional imaging for radiotherapy planning. With insights from experts in each field and over 200 illustrations, this comprehensive and easy-to-read guide will be an invaluable resource for radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists, and radiotherapists, both qualified and in training. ABOUT THE SERIES Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in the series takes the reader through the basic principles of the use of ionizing radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks is aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physics, dosimetrists, radiographers, and senior nurses.

Advances in Oncology, 2021

Advances in Oncology, 2021

This premier volume of Advances in Oncology highlights the latest findings and updates within the cancer field each year for the practicing oncologist. Advances in Oncology publishes the most current thinking and recent advances from the voice of a truly distinguished editorial board, including Editor-in-Chief Leonidas C. Platanias, who identify current advances and breakthroughs in the field and invite specialists to contribute original articles on these topics. Topics discussed in this first volume are within the areas of radiation oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology, neuro-oncology, hemato-oncology, uro-oncology, and gastrointestinal oncology. This volume will appeal to all practicing oncologists and will inform and enhance clinical practice.

Surgical Management of Advanced Pelvic Cancer

Surgical Management of Advanced Pelvic Cancer

Author: Desmond Winter Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2021

An innovative guide to the practice of pelvic exenterative surgery for the management of advanced pelvic neoplasms Exenterative surgery?plays an?important?role in the management of advanced pelvic?cancer. However, while?a large body of evidence regarding outcomes following pelvic exenteration now exists, practical strategies and management options remain unclear. Surgical Management of Advanced?Pelvic?Cancer?addresses this problem by assembling world-leaders in the field to provide insights into the latest techniques and best practices.?It?includes detailed?coverage of: Surgical anatomy Operative approaches and exenterative techniques Reconstruction options Current evidence on survival and quality of life outcomes? Featuring essential information for those managing patients with advanced pelvic neoplasms, Surgical Management of Advanced Pelvic Cancer consolidates the latest data and practical advice in one indispensable guide.

Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization

Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization

Author: David L. Hayes Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A practical and up-to-date guide to pacemaker technology and its clinical implementation As the field of cardiology continues to advance and expand, so too does the technology and expertise behind today's electrophysiological devices. Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization has been assembled by international specialists to give all those caring for patients with heart disorders a clear and informative guide to the pacemakers and clinical methods of today. Now in its fourth edition, this essential resource: Explains different methods of pacemaker implementation in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner Explores the most common challenges faced by working clinicians Features more than 750 illustrative graphics Contains data on the efficacy and long-term outcomes of different device models Covers new technology and clinical trial data Written for cardiologists, cardiac pacing caregivers, and those preparing to take their electrophysiology board examinations, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization offers a complete exploration of electrophysical devices and their vital role in modern-day cardiology.

Nanotechnology in Cancer Management

Nanotechnology in Cancer Management

Nanotechnology in Cancer Management: Precise Diagnostics toward Personalized Health Care provides a well-focused and comprehensive overview of technologies involved in early stage cancer diagnostics via the detection of various cancer biomarkers, both in-vitro and in-vivo. The book briefly describes the advancement in cancer biomarker research relating to cancer diagnostics, covering fundamental aspects of various techniques, especially transduction methodologies, such as electrochemical, optical, magnetic, etc. In addition, it describes approaches on how to make options cost-effective, scalable for clinical application, and user-friendly. Advancements in technology related to device miniaturization, performance improvement and point-of-care applications round out discussions. Final sections cover future challenges, the prospects of various techniques, and how the introduction of nanotechnology in cancer management in a personalized manner is useful.

Reaching for Normal

Reaching for Normal

Author: Amy Daniels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

When Amy and Dave learned that their six-month-old daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, they were devastated. Throughout her childhood, they managed their daughter's complex cancer, all the while striving just to be an ordinary, normal family. In doing so, Amy kept her emotions close and plastered on smiles, some genuine, as she worked in between cancer clinic appointments, had another baby, and attended cul-de-sac potluck dinners. The smiles were harder to put on when Emily suffered from a massive stroke just before her 8th birthday. Amy suddenly found herself a parent to an active toddler and an almost eight-year-old who could no longer talk, walk, or feed herself. Emily's spirit remained shockingly unscathed. In the end, it was she who reminded the family to laugh, smile, and finally accept that they were anything but ordinary. This memoir of motherhood at its hardest reveals what went on behind closed doors and beneath the smiles, as Amy writes in raw, honest detail about her relationship with her spouse, juggling work demands, raising her typically developing son, and finding lasting friendships throughout each of Emily's setbacks.

Handbook of Cancer Treatment-Related Toxicities

Handbook of Cancer Treatment-Related Toxicities

Early recognition and management of adverse effects of cancer treatments are essential for optimal care of patients with cancer, and drastically different approaches are required for different physiologic reactions. Handbook of Cancer Treatment-Related Symptoms and Toxicities is a focused, one-stop resource that enables clinicians to quickly find up-to-date, reliable information needed at the point of care. The high-yield approach prioritizes the most common toxicities associated with cancer treatment, and concise, templated chapters offer fast access to information needed in day-to-day practice. Presents a user-friendly overview of cancer treatment-related symptoms and toxicities management in a practical, easy-to-use format, allowing you to quickly find information in one convenient, concise resource. Covers systemic and radiation therapies, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, and radiation therapy, detailing symptoms of each toxicity to confirm your diagnosis. Overviews pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to symptom management. Offers recommendations for mitigating toxicities in high-risk patients. Discusses key topics such as management of infusion reactions, when the need for biopsy is warranted, and the unique challenges posed by novel immunotherapies. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Shedding the Polarized Light on Biological Tissues

Shedding the Polarized Light on Biological Tissues

Author: Igor Meglinski, Liliya Trifonyuk, Victor Bachinsky, Oleh Vanchulyak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2021

This book explores the early-stage detection of cancer using polarized light. It discusses the diverse properties of the light (temporal and spatial coherence, polarization, fluorescence, etc.) that can be used non-invasively as an optical technique for recognizing precancerous lesions, which could become a reliable and accurate method for cancer screening. The search for the effective means for cancer screening is of particular interest to scientific and medical communities, because cancer takes its toll around the globe with no respect for age or gender. Early detection of the disease is a key factor in increasing the survival rate and patients' quality of life.

Oxford Desk Reference: Oncology

Oxford Desk Reference: Oncology

This easy-to-read, practical guide distils and compiles all the disparate literature on cancer into one succinct volume. It includes the essential, evidence-based clinical guidelines needed for the safe and effective management of patients with cancer, and has a clear layout to allow for quick reference whilst on the ward. All aspects of cancer and its management are covered, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The text begins by outlining the clinical approach to suspected cancer and the principles of multidisciplinary prevention and management. It then progresses through site-specific cancer management, including head and neck, CNS, thoracic, breast, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, female genital system, skin, musculoskeletal system, haemopoietic system, and endocrine. Later chapters cover oncological emergencies and acute oncology, and special situations such as cancer in younger and older people, and pregnancy and fertility. The guide also offers information about coping with the lifestyle and social issues that may arise with a diagnosis of cancer, such as insurance, travel and support, and includes a chapter dedicated to palliative care for the cancer patient. A unique appendix of clinical management flowcharts assists fast, appropriate decision-making.

Nanomaterials and Neoplasms

Nanomaterials and Neoplasms

Author: Valerio Voliani Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Nanomaterials have the potential to shift the paradigm for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, especially neoplasms, because of the intriguing behaviors associated with their unique size-/shape-influenced chemical, physical, and physiological features. Currently, there is a huge imbalance between the several nanoplatforms reported in the literature and the few ones approved for clinical applications. This disequilibrium affects, in particular, plasmonic nanomaterials, which present no approved platforms and few candidates in clinical trials. This trend can be reversed by promoting collaborations among scientists from different fields as well as by improving the multidisciplinary background of researchers interested in this area. This book is a collection of must-read peer-reviewed papers focusing on (i) the main behaviors of nanomaterials for nanomedicine, (ii) key features nanomaterials need for successful translation to the clinical setting, and (iii) market analysis of nanomaterials at the bedside or on the way. The main aim of this book is to offer a comprehensive point of view to students and researchers in order to promote the translation of new technologies to patients. It is a unique reference for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of nanotechnology and researchers in materials science, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and medicine, especially those with an interest in cancer theranostics.