This book provides hands-on information on how to manage pregnant cancer patients in clinical practice. In this context a multidisciplinary perspective is essential, and contributions are accordingly presented from experts in surgical management, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pharmacokinetics, obstetric care, psychological care, neonatal and pediatric care. In addition a series of chapters focused on management in particular disease settings are presented, including breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, ovarian tumors, lymphoma, leukemia, and thoracic cancers.
The book reflects the major progress that has been achieved in the care of pregnant cancer patients in the recent years as important data have become available on patient management, and fetal safety in addition to valuable preclinical research on the impact of pregnancy on pharmacokinetics of anti-cancer agents. Edited and authored by worldwide leaders in the field, it will serve as a valuable resource not only for oncologists but also for obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, and pediatricians caring for pregnant cancer patients and their newborns.
Hatem A. Azim Jr. is a medical oncologist, completed his medical oncology training at the National Cancer Institute in Cairo and the European Institute of Oncology in Milan before joining the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels in 2009. Since 2012, he has been serving as the associate scientific director of the BrEAST Data Centre to guide late drug development in the field of breast cancer. He is also leading lab-based researches interrogating the biology of breast cancer in young women and the implications of pregnancy using high throughput technologies.
Dr. Azim Jr. holds two Masters Degrees in oncology from Cairo University and University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels. His main field of research is breast cancer in young women and its relation to pregnancy and fertility. He received several awards including the ESMO Translational Research Award, the ASCO International Development and Education Award and the University of Padua Award for Advances in Breast Cancer. He published around 95 peer-reviewed publications, 7 book chapters, and served as an invited speaker to all major European oncology congresses.