Introduction to sarcomas- Biology and behavior of sarcomas.- The role and benefits of multidisciplinary-based sarcoma treatment centres.- The investigation of sarcomas.- The histopathological examination of sarcomas.- The role of chemotherapy in management of sarcomas.- The role of radiotherapy in management of sarcomas.- The role of surgery in management of sarcomas.- Plastic and reconstructive surgery in management of sarcomas.- The management of metastatic sarcoma.- The principles of management of sarcoma for adolescent and young adults .- Quality of life after surgery for extremity sarcoma
This book aims to compile an expert text on the multidisciplinary approach to treating sarcoma at a sarcoma centre. Separate chapters and sections highlight the specialist diagnostic and therapeutic approaches employed in treating bone and soft tissue sarcoma. This comprehensive book covers sarcoma and its management across specialties. It brings together the experience of the editor at a major centre for sarcoma management in Australia along with chapter contributions from various experts on the topic. The real-life, pragmatic approach is a distillation of the evidence and intends to make much of what is written translatable. This book serves as a reference for managing this tumour type and as an indispensable guide for daily use across the spectrum of providers.
Professor Peter Choong is the Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery, and Head of Department of Surgery, at the University of Melbourne. He is also senior consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is the immediate Past Director and Professor of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent's Hospital, and Past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He leads the Advanced Limb Reconstruction Research Program and his team is part of a national industry-university consortium recently awarded a multimillion-dollar grant from the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre for studying and translating innovative manufacturing solutions for the development of bespoke prostheses, and robotic assisted image guided bone tumour surgery.
Professor Choong's primary areas of research focus on improving outcomes of arthritis surgery, studying the treatment of bone tumours and advanced limb reconstruction. He has received numerous research and achievement awards for his contribution to the advancement of surgery, or to fundamental scientific research in the field. These include the RACS John Mitchell Crouch award, the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, the Ivins Visiting Professorship (2003) and the Coventry Visiting Professorship (2014) from the Mayo Clinic. He was also awarded the AOA Research Excellence award, the St. Vincent's Health Australia Excellence award and the Research Excellence award from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He is widely published with almost 450 peer-reviewed articles in these areas.