The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook

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Mosby, 1997 - Medical - 619 pages
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Here's a comprehensive, yet compact and practical guide to the care and chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients. It is formatted for easy access to drugs currently used to treat cancer. More than 85 drugs are presented alphabetically.

* Includes all major chemotherapeutic agents and combinations, as well as investigational and newly approved drugs * Gives you rapid access to the mechanisms of action, indications, metabolism, dose, administration, and toxicity * Tables, charts, and printed thumb tabs speed referencing * New information on high-dose chemotherapy protocols with bone marrow transplantation and stem cell support * All-new chapters on pediatric oncology and ethical issues in managed care

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Contents

Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
1
Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practice
21
Chemotherapy Drugs
41
Biological Response Modifiers
219
Cancer Chemotherapy Administration
260
Combination Chemotherapy
307
Ethical Considerations in Cancer
436
Cancer Pain Management
448
HighDose Chemotherapy With Stem Cell Support
462
Assessment and Management of Organ System
475
Blood Transfusion Therapy for the Cancer Patient
553
Principles of Pediatric Cancer Therapy
564
Appendix B General References
585
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