DescriptionThe Current Multidisciplinary Oncology Series
The Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series edited by Charles R. Thomas will consolidate and integrate the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology, including breast, lung, prostrate, head and neck and more. The volumes in the Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series will represent all related topic areas, including oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support and the primary disease. In addition, each volume will include a chapter focusing on special populations and the disease’s impact / difference on them, and discussion of future directions and quality of life issues. In addition each volume will have a chapter written by a private practice oncologist.
Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of breast cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of breast cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues, genetics, radiology, surgery, reconstruction, fertility radiation, chemotherapy, and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment. Breast Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors representing a range of disciplines, is a valuable resource for physicians, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and all health care providers involved in the treatment of breast cancer.Breast Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management summarizes the state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of breast cancer and describes an approach for optimal multidisciplinary care for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or who are at higher risk to develop breast cancer.
1.Importance of the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer, 2. Multidisciplinary approach to the prevention & screening of breast CA, 3.Intake of new patients for Multidisciplinary Clinics, 4.Multidisciplinary issues for newly diagnosed patients, 5."Medical and Surgical Management of Atypical Hyperplasia and LCIS”, 6.Multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of DCIS, 7.Multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of early breast cancer, 8.Multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer, 9.Multidisciplinary approach in breast reconstruction, 10.Multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of metastatic disease, 11.Multidisciplinary approach in the management of locally recurrent disease, 12.Multidisciplinary approach to the patient's quality of life, 13.Psychiatric Issues in Breast Cancer, 14.Multidisciplinary considerations: Racial disparities in breast cancer, 15.Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care in the Community, 16.Future directions in the treatment of breast cancer
About the Editors
- Alphonse G. Taghian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Breast Radiation Oncology, Gillette Center for Breast Cancer Massachusetts General Hospital
- Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Breast Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
- John K. Erban, MD
Director, Clinical Programs and Co-Director, Gillette Center for Breast Cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Charles R. Thomas, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR