This handbook is written to provide a “bedside” reference for the practicing oncologist, as well as a compendium of prostate cancer information useful to urologists, clinical researchers and educators, medical students and nurses. The book is written in outline format to provide the reader with quick and easy access to information on the major trials, landmark articles, and reviews in prostate cancer. The results of important clinical trials are summarised in 5-10 lines, with key data including : whether or not randomised, number of subjects, study periods, median follow-up, dosages, results, limitations and conclusions. In addition, there is a comprehensive index so that specific information can be found quickly.
- Practical “bedside” guide for the busy oncologist and urologist.
- Includes summaries of landmark articles and reviews that have changed clinical practice.
- Quick and easy access to the latest information on all aspects of prostate cancer clinical practice and management.
Table of Contents
History of prostate cancer. Epidemiology of prostate cancer. Risk factors. Chemoprevention. Prostate-specific antigen and digital rectal examination screening for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer: imaging features. Evaluation of abnormal digital rectal examinatino or elevated prostate-specific antigen. Prostate pathology. Staging. Prognostic factors and predictive factors in prostate cancer. High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. External beam radiation therapy. Pelvic node radiation in prostate cancer. Prostate brachytherapy. Radical prostatectomy. Post-prostatectomy radiation therapy. Cryotherapy for prostate cancer. Adjuvant androgen suppression for locally advanced prostate cancer. Prostate cancer recurrence. Metastatic prostate cancer. Endocrine therapy for metastatic prostate cancer. Chemotherapy in hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Investigational agents. Complications of radical prostatectomy. Side-effects of treatment. Follow-up of patients after treatment of localized prostate cancer. Index.