Head and Neck Oncology
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Head and Neck Oncology

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ISBN-13:
9781461338185
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
13.10.2011
Seiten:
536
Autor:
Gregory T. Wolf
Gewicht:
801 g
Format:
235x155x28 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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Content.- I - Advances in surgical therapy.- 1. Clinical management of regional metastases.- 2. Advances in the management of paranasal sinus tumors.- 3. Advances in the diagnosis and management of neoplasms of the skull base.- 4. Surgical restoration of the voice after laryngectomy.- 5. Myocutaneous flaps in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.- II - Advances in radiation therapy.- 6. Fast neutrons in the treatment of head and neck cancer.- 7. Chemical modifiers of radiation and chemotherapy: tumor sensitization and normal tissue protection.- 8. The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of neck metastases from head and neck cancer.- 9. Immunopharmacologic effects of radiation therapy in head and neck cancers.- 10. Cell kinetics in the study and treatment of head and neck cancer.- 11. Local hyperthermia for advanced squamous carcinoma of the head and neck.- III - Advances in chemotherapy and immunotherapy.- 12. The use of chemotherapy in combination with radiotherapy in the treatment of head and neck squamous cancers.- 13. Preoperative adjuvant induction chemotherapy in head and neck cancer.- 14. Intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy of head and neck cancer.- 15. New drug development in head and neck oncology.- 16. Tumor immunology, immune surveillance and immunotherapy of head and neck squamous carcinoma.- 17. Tumor immunity and tumor markers in head and neck cancer.- 18. Local immunotherapy: experimental and clinical research.- 19. Biostatistical considerations for head and neck cancer research.
Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diag­ nosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals fre­ quently publish good in-depth reviews of cancer topics, and published sym­ posium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by di­ viding the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.

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