AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment

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CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Medical - 448 pages
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This book summarizes the etiology, presentation, and treatment of the complex symptoms, infections, and opportunistic cancers of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Presents therapies that strike a balance between controlling and eliminating cancer and minimizing the damage to the immune system.
Illustrates points with clear and easily read figures, tables, and flow charts!
Written to survey the magnitude of the impact HIV and AIDS have had on public health and oncology, AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment
  • identifies types of cancer and gives evidence for their associations with immunosuppression
  • compares and contrasts AIDS-related cancer with non-HIV malignancies
  • investigates the pathogenesis of malignancy in HIV/AIDS patients
  • provides guidelines for recognizing possible symptoms and making accurate diagnoses
  • supplies algorithms for evaluating and staging patients at presentation
  • outlines potential problems and obstacles in caring for AIDS-related cancer patients
  • suggests optimal therapeutic approaches for the care of patients with AIDS and cancer
  • discusses prognostic factors in response to therapy and survival statistics
  • describes preliminary experience with emerging therapies and projects new approaches
  • advises how to enroll patients to participate in clinical trials of new therapies
  • considers the psychological impact on patients and their need for counseling and support
  • reviews access-to-care issues in AIDS and the community burden of this epidemic
  • provides information sources for both AIDS patients and their physicians
  • and more
    With contributions from nearly 25 clinicians and citing more than 1200 references to support and elaborate on text material, AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment is a crucial reference for oncologists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, internists, microbiologists, virologists, epidemiologists, molecular and cell biologists, pathologists, and medical students in these disciplines.
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    Contents

    HIV Infection Immunity and Cancer
    11
    Epidemiology of Malignancies in HIVAIDS
    25
    Diagnosis and Treatment of AIDSAssociated Kaposis Sarcoma
    59
    Diagnosis and Treatment of NonHodgkins Lymphoma in the Patient with AIDS
    97
    Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in HIVPositive Men and Women
    125
    The Management of Cervical Neoplasia in HIVInfected Women
    143
    Cytokines Viruses Angiogenesis
    169
    NonHodgkins Lymphoma
    195
    Pediatric Malignancies
    241
    Attenuation of Chemotherapy Side Effects in AIDSAssociated Malignancies
    255
    Considerations in the Management of HIV Infection in Patients Undergoing Antineoplastic Chemotherapy
    281
    Management of Opportunistic Infections
    331
    AIDS and Social Context
    371
    An Activist Perspective on the Gay Community Living with HIV Primary Care and Clinical Trials
    387
    National Cancer Institute Resources for AIDS Oncology Research
    403
    Index
    419

    HPVRelated Neoplasia in HIV Infection
    209
    NonAIDSDefining Cancers in the HIVInfected Patient
    223

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