'For the last four years my oncology learning has been a muddle of pathology, genetics and a whole host of organ specific textbooks, however, this publication brings all those things together to give a coherent and fully encompassing guide, with references for further information for those undertaking student modules in a cancer related specialties. An extremely worthwhile investment for those considering a career in surgery, oncology or radiology, and a good all round text for medical students.' - Leigh Bissett, Medical Student, University of East Anglia and Editor, Insiders Guide to UK Medical Schools
'This is the best oncology undergraduate textbook in the market. The authors have done a remarkable job . . . in writing a long-awaited oncology textbook suited for students and junior doctors' - Medical Student, University of Aberdeen - Review from previous edition
'This is one of the more attractive texts on oncology that I have seen published' - Oncology - Review from previous edition
'This is a well written and interesting book covering a topic that isn't always well understood, and is a book that will serve the reader well in every year of their course' - Guy's, King's, & St.Thomas's Hospitals Medical & Dental Schools Gazette - Review from previous edition
Author team reflects the breadth of the speciality, including therapy, surgery, haematology and palliative care, thus providing well-balanced coverage of all aspects of cancer care.
Provides students with a clear grounding in the diagnosis, care and management of cancer patients.
Attractive two-colour presentation supports the visual appeal of this well illustrated title
Succinct chapter summaries promote the retention of key points
Includes lively feature boxes, such as Stop and Think, Key Facts , and Case Histories , as well as signposting Future Possibilities in cancer management
Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing useful learning and assessment
As well as being an essential attachment in undergraduate medicine programs, oncology has a pervading importance throughout medical education from the undergraduate years and beyond. With the highly acclaimed first edition of this book as a foundation, the second edition presents a clear and compact survey of oncology, which equips students for their oncology attachment, and informs the study of cancer in related disciplines, particularly nursing and radiotherapy. The book also provides the basics for treating cancer patients in the early years as a doctor.
Many of those health care professionals involved in the care of patients in the community have given up trying to understand the complexities of oncology management. In part this is due to a lack of familiarity with novel cancer treatments but also due to the centralizing of care at regional tertiary centres. Oncology, An Oxford Core Text provides a gateway to understanding the key issues involved.
Online Resource Centre:
What are the five commonest cancers, and how might their medical management typically unfold? The On-Line Resource Centre profiles cases of the five major forms of cancer, to increase familiarity with the presentations most likely to seen during attachments. The case studies are interactive, and reflect diagnostic, therapeutic and management pathways. Coverage includes a variety of patient histories, examinations, investigations, features, staging, interventions (surgical, non-surgical and adjuvant), prognosis and outcomes.
Multiple choice questions are also available for each category, offering invaluable feedback on the submission of responses. Together, the interactive cases and multiple choice questions consolidate the learning opportunities in the book, allowing students to test and refresh their knowledge.
Readership: Undergraduate medical students. Cancer nurses, palliative care doctors and nurses and general practitioners will also find this book of value, as will radiotherapists.
1. Cancer epidemiology and prevention
2. Pathogenesis of cancer
3. Diagnosis, staging, treatment intent and planning
4. Communication with cancer patients
5. Oncological surgery
6. Systemic therapy: chemotherapy and biological therapy
8. Patients with lung cancer
9. Patients with colorectal cancer
10. Patients with breast cancer
11. Patients with common gynaecological cancers
12. Patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers
13. Patients with genitourinary cancers
14. Patients with tumours of the central nervous system
15. Patients with common haematological malignancies
16. Patients with skin cancers
17. Patients with head and neck cancer
18. Patients with sarcomas
19. Patients with major cancer emergencies
Authors, editors, and contributors
Max Watson, Research Specialist in Palliative Medicine, Belfast City Hospital,
Ann Barrett, Professor of Oncology, University of East Anglia, School of Medicine,
Roy A. J. Spence, Consultant Surgeon, Belfast City Hospital, and
Christopher Twelves, Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology, University of Bradford