Advances in Breast Cancer Management

  • William J. Gradishar
  • William C. Wood

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Melody A. Cobleigh
    Pages 1-23
  3. Philip I. Haigh, Armando E. Giuliano
    Pages 25-37
  4. Abram Recht
    Pages 39-55
  5. Yago Nieto, Elizabeth J. Shpall
    Pages 77-114
  6. Eleftherios P. Mamounas, Bernard Fisher
    Pages 137-155
  7. Ruth M. O’Regan
    Pages 183-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-211

About this book


The optimal management of breast cancer patients relies on the expertise of a team of medical specialists including radiologists, surgeons, radiation therapists and medical oncologists. Much of the progress in breast cancer management made over the last several years reflects the translation of observations made in the laboratory to the clinic. Critically evaluating the impact of new treatment approaches relies on a commitment to well-designed clinical trials. In this volume, Advances in Breast Cancer Management, a renowned group of breast cancer experts have been asked to provide their perspective on management issues that directly effect patients on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Melody Cobleigh discusses the consequences of estrogen deprivation and the ways of ameliorating secondary symptoms and the potential long-term morbidity. Drs. Haigh and Guiliano review the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique including results from their extensive experience. Dr. Abram Recht places into perspective the potential benefit of post-mastectomy radiotherapy and reviews recent trials that address this issue. Dr. Dennis Slamon takes from us from the laboratory to the clinic in explaining the development of Herceptin as a paradigm for therapy targeted to specific molecular characteristics of breast cancer tumor cells. Drs. Nieto, Shpall, Crump and Pritchard offer different perspectives on the future of high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation as a treatment for breast cancer patients. Drs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William J. Gradishar
    • 1
  • William C. Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cancer Center, Department of SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-3149-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3147-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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