Oncology: A Case-based Manual

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Paul Harnett, John Cartmill, Paul Glare
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Medical - 191 pages
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This well-written text is designed to help students and health professionals understand oncology through real-life clinical scenarios, helping treatment and management decisions. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this practical case-based format is fun to use and imparts a sense of reality to the learning process. The first chapter presents clinically relevant data from molecular biology, statistics and trial analysis, and Quality of Life research with an emphasis on what practising clinicians should know, but might have difficulty finding elsewhere in a digestible form. The second chapter, Making Management Decisions in Oncology presents the principles which guide decision making in oncology and covers the integration of tumour factors, patient factors and treatment factors into the decision making process. Cancer management requires the skills of a variety of clinicians - surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, palliative care physicians, oncology nurses and others. The integration of these disciplines into the overall management of each major tumour type has been emphasised in subsequent chapters. * covers oncology in over 80 cases * includes a guide to oncology information and evidence databases on the Internet * includes considerable coverage of issues in supportive care and symptom control. * deals with issues such as Breaking Bad News & Dealing with Angry Patients

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Basic science of oncology
Making management decisions
Breast oncology

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Paul R. Harnett is at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

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