Cornelis J H van de Velde

Oxford Textbook of Oncology

3rd edition
Front cover:Oxford Textbook of Oncology, 3rd edition
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the topic defines the importance of a team approach to cancer and reflects actual practice
  • Expert and authoritative writers from around the world ensure the content is relevant to current cancer medicine and represents global perspectives to it
  • Accessible basic science sections which demonstrate the link between research and translation into novel therapy
  • Extensive clinical cases section makes the textbook come to life with real life cases managed by experts
  • By being both disease-oriented and comprehensive, the textbook prov

Section 1: Hallmarks of Cancer 

  • The hallmarks of cancer
  • Growth factors and uncontrolled proliferation
  • Cell signalling pathways
  • Cell cycle control
  • Cancer cell death
  • Angiogenesis
  • Invasion and metastases
  • Genetic instability
  • DNA repair after oncological therapy
  • Biology of cancer stem cells
  • Biomarker identification and clinical validation
  • Cancer, immunity, and inflammation
  • Cancer and metabolism

Section 2: Etiology and Epidemiology of Cancer 

  • Smoking and cancer
  • Viruses
  • Chemical carcinogens
  • Radiation
  • Body fatness, physical activity, diet, and other lifestyle factors

Section 3: Principles of Oncology 

  • Practice points for surgical oncology
  • Practice points for radiation oncology
  • Principles of chemotherapy
  • Delivery of multidisciplinary cancer care
  • Principles of clinical pharmacology: Introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Medical ethics in oncology
  • Health economic assessment of cancer therapy

Section 4: Population Health 

  • Cancer control: The role of national plans
  • Cancer prevention: Vaccination
  • Cancer prevention: Chemoprevention
  • Population cancer screening
  • Familial cancer syndromes and genetic counselling

Section 5: Support for the cancer patient 

  • Supportive palliative care
  • Quality of life
  • Cancer survivorship and rehabilitation

Section 6: Disease 

  • Cancer of the head and neck
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatobiliary cancer
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Cancer of the breast
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Neoplasms of the thymus
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Skin cancer: melanomad
  • Skin cancer: non-melonoma
  • Acute leukemia
  • Chronic leukemias
  • Myeloma
  • Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas of the soft tissue
  • Cancer of the central nervous system
  • Cancer of the eye and orbit
  • Endocrine cancers
  • Cancer of unknown primary site


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