Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy

Prevention and Treatment

  • Mario A. Dicato

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. François Lokiec
    Pages 1-28
  3. Philippe G. Aftimos, Andrea Gombos, Lina Pugliano, Ahmad Awada, Martine J. Piccart
    Pages 29-117
  4. Stefan Zimmermann, Alessandra Curioni Fontecedro, Rolf A. Stahel, Solange Peters
    Pages 119-138
  5. Sevilay Altintas, Dirk L. A. L. Schrijvers, Jan B. Vermorken
    Pages 163-246
  6. Bertrand F. Tombal
    Pages 247-292
  7. Miriame Mino, Krisztian Homicsko, Roger Stupp
    Pages 293-331
  8. Pere Gascon
    Pages 333-364
  9. Matti S. Aapro
    Pages 365-380
  10. Caroline Robert, Christina Mateus, Alexander M. M. Eggermont
    Pages 381-419
  11. Laurent Plawny
    Pages 421-445
  12. Sigrid Cherrier-De Wilde
    Pages 447-457
  13. Mario A. Dicato
    Pages 459-464
  14. Duhem Caroline, Fernand Ries
    Pages 465-481
  15. Irene Braña, Esther Zamora, Josep Tabernero
    Pages 483-530
  16. Caroline Wilson, Fiona G. Taylor, Robert E. Coleman
    Pages 531-567
  17. Sonia Fatigoni, Fausto Roila
    Pages 569-593
  18. Ivan Krakowski, Aline Henry
    Pages 595-620
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 635-654

About this book


The options available for systemic treatment in cancer are ever-expanding and so too is the information required to deploy these methods well. Each therapeutic substance causes a range of side effects, which can be prevented or treated to minimise harm to the patient.


Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy: Prevention and Treatment is a comprehensive handbook on the side effects of cancer therapy drugs, including the newer targeted drugs.  Organised by organ system, it lists the toxicity, side effects and measures of prevention pertaining to each type of drug used in cancer therapy. The most dangerous side effects are given priority so as to alert the reader to their importance.


This book, designed for quick reference in the clinical setting, is primarily aimed at established medical oncologists but will also appeal to junior doctors and trainees. It will also be of interest to pharmacists and oncology nurses.


cancer chemotherapy side-effects systemic toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario A. Dicato
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Hematology-OncologyCentre Hospitalier de LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

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