Oral Complications of Cancer Chemotherapy

  • Douglas E. Peterson
  • Stephen T. Sonis

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nicholas R. Bachur
    Pages 13-22
  3. Joseph Aisner, Stephen C. Schimpff
    Pages 23-40
  4. Samuel Dreizen, Lee R. Brown
    Pages 41-77
  5. Mark M. Schubert, Keith M. Sullivan, Kenneth T. Izutsu, Edmond L. Truelove
    Pages 93-112
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-186

About this book


This new work on oral complications of cancer chemotherapy is edited by two dentists who have made pioneering contributions in this previously neglected area. Their efforts have established the invaluable role of the dentist in oncologic research and cancer patient management. The editors have collected nine chapters that will be of interest to dentists and dental hygienists, oncology nurses, and all physicians treating cancer patients with chemo­ therapeutic agents. Background chapters on oral complications of cancer chemotherapy, the pharmacology of chemotherapeutic agents, and principles of infection management and prevention set the stage for more specific chapters focusing on prevention and treatment of chemotherapy­ induced oral and dental disorders. Valuable contributions to the supportive care of the cancer patient are contained in this book. A full comprehension of this book, coupled with an appreciation for advances in other areas of supportive care, such as antiemetic therapy and pain control, will allow all those involved in cancer treatment to be more successful. Peter H. Wiernik, M.D. Emil Frei, M.D.


cancer treatment histopathology pain pathology pharmacology prevention transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas E. Peterson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stephen T. Sonis
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Oral DiagnosisBaltimore College of Dental SurgeryBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of DentistryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Harvard School of Dental MedicineBostonUSA

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