Companion Handbook to The Chemotherapy Source Book
Designed for quick reference, this handbook provides easily accessible information on the specific drugs and treatment regimens used in cancer chemotherapy. This updated Second Edition includes new drugs and combinations of drugs and reflects the increasing use of chemotherapy in combination with radiation and surgery. The first section presents site-specific cancer staging tables, treatment recommendations, and combination chemotherapy regimens and includes chapters on toxicity grading, dose modifications, and precautions. The second section alphabetically lists all current chemotherapeutic agents and provides essential information on each drug, including interactions, toxicity, indications, and dosing. The third section focuses on control of side effects. This edition is also available electronically for handheld computers. See Media listing for details.
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