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Oncology at a Glance



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This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series brings together fundamental information on cancer biology and treatment to provide a holistic understanding of oncology. It explores both relevant scientific content and key human issues, including communication and palliative care.

Oncology at a Glance

• Provides an accessible overview of the scientific foundation of cancer medicine
• Covers the common cancers as well as key information on presentation and approaches to investigation and management
• Includes young adult oncology, the multidisciplinary team, clinical trials in oncology, approach to treatment and response assessment, management of nausea, and end-of-life care
• Was developed with students for students, to ensure it contains exactly what students need to know

Oncology at a Glance is an ideal guide for medical students and foundation-year doctors as well as any other healthcare professionals looking to consolidate their knowledge of oncology.

Author Biography

Graham G. Dark is Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and Cancer Education at Newcastle University

Table of Contents




Scientific foundation of oncology

1. The global burden of cancer

2. The nomenclature of oncology

3. Environmental determinants of cancer

4. The hallmarks of cancer I

5. The hallmarks of cancer II

6. The hallmarks of cancer III

7. The hallmarks of cancer IV

8. Cancer genetics and inherited cancer

Clinical aspects

9. Communicating with cancer patients

10. Presenting problems in a patient with cancer

11. Paraneoplastic syndromes

12. Metabolic emergencies in cancer patients

13. Oncological emergencies

14. Investigation and management of metastatic disease

15. Tumour markers

16. Screening for cancer

17. Imaging in oncology

18. Approach to treatment and response assessment

19. Principles of surgical oncology

20. Pharmacology of anticancer agents

21. Principles of radiotherapy

22. Adverse effects of treatment

23. Management of nausea

24. Analgesia

25. Clinical trials in cancer patients

26. Role of multidisciplinary teams

27. End of life care

Specific cancers

28 Carcinoma of unknown primary

29 Breast cancer

30 Lung cancer

31 Mesothelioma

32 Oesophageal cancer

33 Gastric cancer

34 Colorectal cancer

35 Pancreatic cancer

36 Hepatobiliary cancer

37 Ovarian cancer

38 Endometrial cancer

39 Cervical cancer

40 Germ cell tumours

41 Prostate cancer

42 Bladder and renal cancer

43 Head and neck cancer

44 Thyroid cancer

45 Bone cancer and sarcoma

46 Skin cancer

47 Cancers of the central nervous system

48 Neuroendocrine tumours

49 Leukaemia

50 Hodgkin’s lymphoma

51 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

52 Myeloma

53 Childhood cancers

Case studies and questions




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