Breast cancer: current trends across the world.- Role of screening in early stage breast cancer: Guidelines and recommendations.- Basics and controversies in breast cancer imaging.- Pathology of early stage breast cancer.- Molecular classification of early stage breast cancer and its relevance.- Surgical management of early stage breast cancer.- Sentinel lymph node in early stage breast cancer: Evidence, techniques and controversies.- Oncoplasty in early breast cancer.- Risk stratification for adjuvant treatment in early breast cancer.- Role of chemotherapy In early breast cancer.- Role of Anti-human epidermal growth receptor (HER) in early breast cancer.- Adjuvant hormones in early breast cancer:Current status.- Ductal carcinoma in situ: Current consensus in its management.- General guidelines of radiation in early breast cancer.- Techniques of radiation in early stage breast cancer.- Current controversies and guidelines in early breast cancer 1-3 node.- Accelerated partial breast irradiation: Current evidence and techniques in early breast cancer.- Role of regional nodal irradiation in early breast cancer.- Hypofractionation in early breast cancer: Evidence, rationale and practice.- Psychological impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Breast cancer, its causes, early detection and treatment have received considerable attention, since this widespread disease is one of the most important health concerns for women. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the management of early-stage breast cancer, including essential information on basic topics like pathology, and radiology, as well as the latest developments. Further, it discusses all aspects of surgical care, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, together with the controversies and current management guidelines. Helping readers acquire a deep, holistic understanding of the topic, the book is a valuable resource for practitioners and postgraduate students in the field of gynecologic oncology. Moreover, it is a useful aid to decision-making in day-to-day practice for oncologists, residents, fellows and experienced practitioners.
Dr Beena Kunheri is currently a Professor at the department of Radiation Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India. She completed her undergraduate medical training at Calicut Medical College, and her postgraduate training in Radiation Oncology was mentored and guided by the prestigious Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum under the aegis of Trivandrum Medical College.
Her areas of special interest include gynecological oncology, breast oncology and uro-oncology, and she has authored several peer-reviewed, national and international publications and been an invited speaker at various scientific meetings. She is also a reviewer for a number of journals. She has spent time at international oncology centers like the Royal Marsden Hospital, London; Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar; and Heidelberg University, Germany.
Dr D.K. Vijaykumar completed his MBBS and MS at BJ Medical College Pune, and his surgical oncology specialization at the Cancer Institute (WIA) Adayar, Chennai. He is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Breast and Gynecologic Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India. He has worked at various major cancer centers in India, including the Regional Cancer Center Trivandrum, Kidwai Institute Bangalore and Kasturba Medical College Manipal. His areas of interest include breast oncology and gynecologic oncology, and he has authored several peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer for a number of oncology journals. He is also an examiner for various surgical oncology superspeciality exams.