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Oncology: An Oxford Core Text
ISBN 0192629824 / 9780192629821 / 0-19-262982-4
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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A successful addition to the Oxford Core Text series, this new book provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of the essential topics in oncology. Primarily using a systems-based approach, the book highlights important issues with case histories looking at the conditions that are clinically relevant to the experiences of the medical student. Integrating the student's knowledge across pathology, surgery etc. and psycho-oncology and palliative care, the authors have included summary boxes, further reading and similar learning aids to ensurean easy-to-use, accessible learning/revision aid.
The textbook covers the principles and practice of oncology and is divided into two sections, the first being the general principles of cancer, including chapters on aetiology, epidemiology, biology and pathology of cancer. Other chapters describe the pathology of cancer, cancer prevention, staging and psychology. The principles of cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are described. There is a detailed chapter on modern palliative care of cancer. The second half of the book gives information on each of the common cancers grouped into specialities. When each cancer is discussed the aetiology, presentation, signs on examination, investigation and managementare outlined. Each chapter concludes with up to ten articles to which the student can be referred for further reading. Each chapter is liberally illustrated. The chapters have bullet points for ease of reference for the reader. Finally, most chapters are illustrated with a number of case histories, in line with modern educational practice. [via]