Written and edited by internationally recognized leaders in the field, the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated, taking into consideration the advancements in each of the major therapeutic areas, and representing the multidisciplinary management of cancer.
Structured in six sections, the book provides an accessible
scientific basis to the key topics of oncology, examining how
cancer cells grow and function, as well as discussing the aetiology
of cancer, and the general principles governing modern approaches
to oncology treatment. The book examines the challenges presented
by the treatment of cancer on a larger scale within population
groups, and the importance of recognising and supporting the needs
of individual patients, both during and after treatment.
A series of disease-oriented, case-based chapters, ranging from
acute leukaemia to colon cancer, highlight the various approaches
available for managing the cancer patient, including the
translational application of cancer science in order to personalise
treatment. The advice imparted in these cases has relevance
worldwide, and reflects a modern approach to cancer care.
The Oxford Textbook of Oncology provides a comprehensive
account of the multiple aspects of best practice in the discipline,
making it an indispensable resource for oncologists of all grades
and subspecialty interests.