Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology, 4th Edition, by Arthur T. Skarin, MD, FACP, FCCP, provides the guidance you need to diagnose a full range of neoplastic conditions with greater accuracy for better patient outcomes. An unrivaled collection of more than 2,500 images and drawings―combined with succinct, clinically focused text―equips you with essential information on pathology, diagnostic studies, staging, and clinical manifestations. New discussions on modern diagnostic PET imaging of cancer, and expanded coverage on the side effects of chemotherapy, bring you up to date on the issues impacting research and treatment. Expert Consult functionality―new to this edition―further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete contents of the text, along with case studies that demonstrate effective approaches to diagnosis.
- A superb collection of more than 2,500 images encompasses the full spectrum of pathologic and radiologic studies, staging, and clinical manifestations, highlighting the pathologic anatomy of common clinical entities.
- A consistent chapter organization covers each disease’s incidence, epidemiology, etiology, and histopathology ― as well as molecular biology, clinical features, diagnostic studies, and current clinical and pathologic staging ― providing all the assistance you need to evaluate and monitor your patients effectively.
- This unique pictorial resource is a superb complement to treatment handbooks and major oncological texts.
- Expert Consult functionality provides online access to the complete text, fully searchable, with illustrations downloadable for your personal presentations, and case studies keyed to the book, at expertconsult.com.
- Completely updated chapters covering the newest genetic markers, imaging modalities, and pathologic techniques enable you to get the best results from today’s diagnostic tools.
- An expanded chapter on evaluating the side effects of chemotherapy, with additional images of reactions to the newest regimens, alerts you to potential common and uncommon side effects.
- Two new chapters address the complications of cancer and modern use of diagnostic PET scans, keeping you up to date on these hotly debated topics in the oncology community.
- A third new chapter covers malignant mesothelioma of the lung, plus other sites.
Description Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology
Considerable progress has occurred in the fields of oncology and hematologic malignancies during the 7 years since the third edition of the Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology was published. As a result, it was felt that a fourth edition of this teaching textbook was justified. All chapters from the previous edition have been updated, many with new co-authors, and several chapters have been extensively revised to include new knowledge and data in molecular biology, genetic studies, and staging procedures.
Two new topics have been added, the first to Chapter 7: “Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract” (Neuroendocrine tumors by Dr. Matthew Kulke) and the second to Chapter 12: “Sarcomas of Soft Tissue and Bone” (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor by Drs. Suzanne George, Jason Hornick, and George Demetri). With the rapid progress in technology, specialization, and staging studies in the field of radiology, the topic of nuclear medicine has been expanded into a new and separate chapter organized by Drs. Annick van den Abbeele and Steven Burrell. Likewise, a new chapter, titled “Malignant Mesothelioma,” has been developed by Drs. Pasi Jänne, David Wu, and Lucian Chirieac, experts in this challenging and aggressive disease now seen with increased frequency worldwide.
Malignant mesothelioma was previously covered in the Lung Cancer chapter, after initial discussion in the Sarcoma chapter. One other new chapter has been added to this Atlas—Chapter 20, “Complications of Cancer,” by Dr. Nadine A. Jackson and myself—to complement Chapter 21, “Systemic and Mucocutaneous Reactions to Chemotherapy”. Thus, the fourth edition of Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology has five new chapters and topics with a total of 24 new authors and coauthors, all with academic positions at Harvard Medical School and cancer experts at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The chapter format has remained the same: a general review of the cancer including incidence, epidemiology, etiology, and histopathology with molecular biology when relevant, and clinical features, which is followed by diagnostic studies and current clinical and pathologic staging
Info Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology
- Categories: Free Medical Books, Oncology
- Print Length: 654 pages
- 4 edition (June 1, 2015)
- Language: English
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