The Elsevier guide to oncology drugs & regimens

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Elsevier, Jul 20, 2006 - Medical - 543 pages
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This premier edition gives busy oncology practitioners fast access to the most current information on all commonly prescribed oncology drugs and regimens-plus the supportive therapies needed to manage side effects. Created by oncology experts, this remarkable reference presents accurate, comprehensive, unbiased prescribing data in clear, concise language in a format tailored to meet oncology specialists' needs.

  • Full-length monographs, organized alphabetically, for more than 150 generic oncology drugs including 40 commonly used supportive-care drugs
  • The latest FDA-approved indications-plus the most common off-label uses (with dosages)
  • When and how to modify dosages based on patient condition and response
  • FDA "black-box" warnings and common and life-threatening adverse reactions
  • Interactions with other drugs, diagnostic tests, foods, and herbs
  • Step-by-step drug preparation and administration protocols
  • Special section on more than 180 common chemotherapy regimens used in major cancer centers, organized by cancer-type, plus supportive therapy necessitated by each regimen

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Contents

Chemotherapy principles and practice
3
Managing hazardous drugs
11
Drugs A to Z
25
Part 3
340
Chemotherapy regimens and supportive therapy
369
Appendices
457
Normal laboratory values and calculations
466
Oncology drug codes
484
Online resources for oncology practitioners
492
Index
517
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