An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Alfred E. Chang
  • Daniel F. Hayes
  • Harvey I. Pass
  • Richard M. Stone
  • Patricia A. Ganz
  • Timothy J. Kinsella
  • Joan H. Schiller
  • Victor J. Strecher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Principles of Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emily DeVoto, Barnett S. Kramer
      Pages 3-13
    3. Grace K. Dy, Alex A. Adjei
      Pages 14-40
    4. Timothy J. Kinsella, Jason Sohn, Barry Wessels
      Pages 41-57
    5. Michael S. Sabel, Kathleen M. Diehl, Alfred E. Chang
      Pages 58-72
    6. Stephen R.D. Johnston, Sue Chua, Charles Swanton
      Pages 73-90
    7. James J. Dignam, Theodore G. Karrison, John Bryant
      Pages 112-126
    8. Manish Agrawal, Lindsay A. Hampson, Ezekiel J. Emanuel
      Pages 127-142
    9. Jeffrey P. Bond, Scott D. Luria
      Pages 143-150
    10. James Khatcheressian, Thomas J. Smith
      Pages 151-160
    11. Russell Harris, Linda S. Kinsinger
      Pages 161-176
    12. Peter A. Ubel
      Pages 177-183
    13. Nathan Levitan, Meri Armour, Afshin Dowlati
      Pages 184-193
    14. Andrew J. Vickers, Barrie Cassileth
      Pages 194-203
  3. Translational Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Jeffrey R. Skaar, James A. DeCaprio
      Pages 207-213
    3. Michele Carbone, Giuseppe Barbanti-Brodano
      Pages 214-232

About this book


Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach is a textbook designed to reflect the principles and current practice of oncology with contributors from the fields of medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. The textbook will incorporate an evidence-based approach, enabling the reader to make decisions on the basis of concrete data. Sections on solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and the practice of oncology address the natural history and therapy for the full spectrum of neoplastic diseases in the adult. Further sections present fundamentals of supportive care of the cancer patient, the management of oncologic emergencies and acute toxicities of therapy, as well as care of metastatic disease and the terminally-ill patient. Breaking new ground, the textbook features thoughtful, in-depth sections on cancer prevention and control, cancer surviorship, the economics of cancer care, and cancer informatics. Cancer imaging is covered with an organ system-based approach, with an additional chapter on the especially intriguing potential of PET.  Furthermore, a comprehensive section on translational basic science reviews the fundamentals of molecular biology, the cell cycle and signal transduction, carcinogenesis, cancer genetics, the biology of invations and metastasis, and tumor immunology.


cancer prevention carcinoma ethics imaging metastatic disease prevention prevention and control quality of life rehabilitation screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred E. Chang
    • 1
  • Daniel F. Hayes
    • 2
  • Harvey I. Pass
    • 3
    • 4
  • Richard M. Stone
    • 5
    • 6
  • Patricia A. Ganz
    • 7
    • 8
  • Timothy J. Kinsella
    • 9
  • Joan H. Schiller
    • 10
  • Victor J. Strecher
    • 11
    • 12
  1. 1.Division of Surgery Oncology, Department of SurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Breast Oncology ProgramUniversity of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryNew York University School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Thoracic OncologyNew York University School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Department of MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolUSA
  6. 6.Adult Leukemia ProgramDana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  7. 7.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control ResearchJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLAUSA
  8. 8.Schools of Public Health and MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  9. 9.Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  10. 10.Department of MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer CenterMadisonUSA
  11. 11.Health Media Research Laboratory, Department of Health Behavior and Health EducationUniversity of Michigan School of Public HealthUSA
  12. 12.Cancer Prevention and ControlUniversity of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-31056-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24291-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-31056-5
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