Challenging Concepts in Oncology

ISBN : 9780199688883

Madhumita Bhattacharyya; Sarah Payne; Iain A. McNeish
328 Pages
189 x 245 mm
Pub date
May 2015
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Providing the inside track on how the experts approach and deal with real-world clinical scenarios, Challenging Concepts in Oncology contains wide-ranging and in-depth reviews of contemporary and often contentious topics in the world of oncology today. With a case-based approach and expert commentary throughout, complex patient presentations are discussed from a multidisciplinary perspective and all the angles necessary for accurate assessment, diagnosis, and management are fully considered and explored. Each case contains 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points', 'Expert Comments' and 'Evidence Base' to enhance the learning process and provide easy reference to important supplementary material. Aimed primarily at specialty trainees and registrars in oncology, this text will appeal to all those healthcare professionals with an interest in oncology.


1. Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis
2. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Superior Vena Cava Obstruction
3. Mesothelioma and Chemotherapy-induced Vomiting
4. Small Cell Lung Cancer and SIADH
5. Endometrial Cancer
6. Ovarian Cancer and malignant bowel obstruction
7. Oesophageal cancer and Dysphagia
8. Gastric Cancer
9. Advanced Pancreatic cancer
10. Hepatocellular cancer and venous thromboembolism
11. Colorectal Liver metastases
12. Muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
13. Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer and Hypercalcaemia
14. Metastatic prostate cancer and spinal cord compression
15. Transformed follicular lymphoma
16. Metastatic germ cell cancer
17. Osteosarcoma and the use of high dose chemotherapy
18. Melanoma and immunotherapy
19. Laryngeal Cancer
20. Glioblastoma multiforme and management of seizures and raised intracranial pressure
21. A case of thyroid cancer and radioiodine therapy
22. Neuroendocrine tumours
23. HIV-associated malignancies
24. Late Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment
25. Cancer of Unknown Primary

About the author: 

Madhumita Bhattacharyya, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK; Sarah Payne, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation, London, UK; Iain McNeish, Institute of Cancer Sciences University of Glasgow, UK

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