Diagnosis and Treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies

  • Kenneth J. Pienta

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies

  3. Surgical and Radiation Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. James E. Montie
      Pages 121-128
    3. Robert C. Smith, Gary D. Steinberg, Charles B. Brendler
      Pages 129-145
    4. Paul J. Chuba, Arthur T. Porter, Jeffrey D. Forman
      Pages 147-165
    5. Jeffrey K. Cohen, Gina M. Rooker, Ralph J. Miller Jr., Lori Merlotti
      Pages 167-186
  4. Medical Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Daniel P. Petrylak, Bassam Abi-Rashid
      Pages 211-218
    3. Michael A. Carducci, Jonathan W. Simons
      Pages 219-234
    4. Yousif A. Abubakr, Bruce G. Redman
      Pages 235-248

About this book

Introduction

The field of genito-urinary oncology is rapidly evolving at virtually every level. Significant advances have been made in our understanding of the molecular and cellular events which contribute to the generation of GU malignancies. At the same time, similar advances have been made in the clinical arena which have improved the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers.
This volume attempts to summarize those advances which most impact us as clinicians, and has been divided into three sections. Section One, `Diagnostic advances: the use of molecular medicine in the diagnosis and prognosis of GU malignancies', details how epidemiologic studies and new molecular techniques are impacting our ability to diagnose and treat GU tumors. Section Two, `Surgical and radiation advances', details the recent major advances in the treatment of organ-confined cancers. Section Three, `Medical advances', addresses major issues in the treatment of metastatic disease. This volume will serve as a compendium of the advances, both at the basic science and clinical levels, which are currently impacting practicing oncologists and urologists.

Keywords

Staging Tumor cancer cancer prevention diagnosis gene therapy hormones immunotherapy metastasis metastatic disease oncology prevention prostate cancer prostatectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Pienta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology/OncologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6343-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7913-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6343-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
  • About this book