“This fifth edition includes two new chapters, one on clinical
genetics and one on diagnosis-driven individualization of cancer care, that
cover targeted therapy and personalized medicine, areas critical to today's
practice of oncology.
This handbook is not intended to serve as an extensive and in-depth reference
work, rather it is meant to be a comprehensive review of the management of
different cancers including treatment regimens in a reader-friendly format.
It is well suited for oncologists, medical students, residents,
hematology/oncology fellows, oncology nurses, and, more broadly, anyone
interested in gleaning concise information on the subject.
This comprehensive review of more than 800 pages comprises 46 chapters devoted
to various cancers, including both solid tumors and hematological malignancies.
Despite the breadth, the book is designed for ready access to clinically
relevant information. To limit the size of the book, the authors place lesser
emphasis on disease etiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology and greater
emphasis on practical considerations. Consistently, the endeavor combines
concise and helpful information with plentiful illustrations, tables, and
references. Chapter 46, on anticancer agents, is particularly impressive in its
description of the mechanism of action, approved indications, dosing,
schedules, adverse reactions, and comments on a large number of cancer drugs.
Written and edited by recognized experts from the National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health, and other leading research institutions, this
comprehensive review is an outstanding resource.”
Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!
Doodys Publishers' Club, June 2018