Oxford Case Histories in Oncology

ISBN : 9780199664535

Thankamma V. Ajithkumar; Adrian N. Harnett; Tom Roques
320 ページ
166 x 238 mm

Oxford Case Histories in Oncology contains 30 well-structured cases from clinical practice, giving a comprehensive coverage of the diagnostic and management dilemmas in oncology. The cases cover a wide spectrum of oncology including rare presentations and clinical problems of common cancers. Each case comprises a brief clinical history with relevant clinical examination findings. Questions are based on clinical investigations and aspects of management. Detailed answers are based on the best available evidence from the latest research, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and guidelines from national and international academic bodies. The text is complimented by over 50 illustrations, including radiographic images and radiotherapy treatment plans. The format of this book is thought provoking, and it helps to improve critical thinking and interpretative skills. It is a perfect self-assessment tool for oncology and palliative medicine trainees and consultants, and will be useful for those preparing for exit examinations in oncology. It will also be of interest to non-specialist readers who wish to improve their skills in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of cancers.


1. Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown head and neck primary site
2. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
3. Small cell lung cancer during pregnancy
4. Breast metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer
5. Lung cancer in non-smokers
6. Single brain metastasis from breast cancer
7. Breast cancer at a nuclear power station
8. Oesophageal cancer
9. Stomach cancer
10. Neuroendocrine tumour
11. A patient presenting with painless jaundice
12. Colon cancer
13. Rectal cancer
14. Anal cancer
15. A clinical case of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in an adult
16. Prostate cancer
17. Testicular cancer
18. Cervical cancer
19. Ovarian cancer
20. Cancer in a renal transplant recipient
21. Melanoma
22. Merkel cell carcinoma
23. Soft tissue sarcoma
24. Bone sarcoma
25. Brain tumour
26. Hodgkin Lymphoma
27. Solitary plasmacytoma
28. Clinical trial
29. A Jejunal tumour
30. The Role of Specialist Palliative Care


Dr Thankamma V Ajithkumar MD, FRCP, FRCR, MBA is at present a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Previous to that he was a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre, and a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He has also lectured in clinical oncology at the Regional Cancer Centre in Kerala, India, and was employed as Assistant Professor there.; Dr Adrian Harnett MRCP, FRCP, is at present a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, having previously been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow. He is very involved in teaching, having served on various committees of the Royal College of Radiologists for many years and at present is an examiner for the final part of the FRCR.; Tom Roques trained as a clinical oncologist in London and Vancouver. He has been a consultant in Norwich since 2004 and Clinical Director there since 2009. He specializes in head and neck and thyroid cancers and has particular interests in technical radiotherapy and in doctor-patient communication.