Oxford American Mini-handbook of Genitourinary Cancers

ISBN : 9780195393200

Gary H. Lyman
128 Pages
135 x 204 mm
Pub date
May 2011
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Genitourinary cancers are comprised of physiologically complex and challenging-to-treat tumor types. In recent years, clinical and basic science research has resulted in many major advances in understanding the pathophysiology and management strategies of these diseases. In addition to the approval by the FDA of new pharmacological agents, the newly-gleaned insights and changing treatment strategies have led to the revision of current diagnosis and treatment guidelines. However, challenges, controversies and educational gaps remain. This succinct yet comprehensive volume provides oncologists and other healthcare professionals with essential, evidence-based guidance on all the major elements related to the diagnosis and treatment of the major types of genitourinary cancers. Edited by a world renowned oncologist, this volume outlines the general pathophysiology as well as pharmacological and other treatment approaches. SERIES OVERVIEW The Oxford American Mini-Handbooks are a series of concisely-formatted adaptations of Oxford American Handbooks. They provide a focused and succinct summary on a specific area of a particular discipline, serving as a portable, easily accessible resource at the point of care. These smaller volumes capture the essentials of assessment and treatment in an exceptionally affordable and more clinically relevant format. Featuring useful tables and bulleted lists, these books provide a readily available resource to specialists and general practitioners alike.


1. Cancer Prevention
2. Cancer screening
3. Genetic screening
4. Principles of cancer treatment
5. Renal Cancer
6. Cancer of the bladder and ureter
7. Penile Cancer
8. Prostate Cancer
9. Testicular cancer

About the author: 

Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research Division of Medical Oncology Duke University Medical Center Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Durham, NC

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