Cancer in the Spine

Comprehensive Care

  • Robert F. McLain
  • Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
  • Maurie Markman
  • Ronald M. Bukowski
  • Roger Macklis
  • Edward C. Benzel

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, Gordon R. Bell, Robert F. Mclain
    Pages 1-5
  3. Daisuke Togawa, Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
    Pages 17-23
  4. Robert F. McLain
    Pages 25-30
  5. Sujith Kalmadi, Derek Raghavan
    Pages 31-42
  6. Robert F. Mclain
    Pages 43-48
  7. Daniel Shedid, Edward C. Benzel
    Pages 49-53
  8. Eeric Truumees
    Pages 55-66
  9. A. Jay Khanna, Mesfin A. Lemma, Bruce A. Wasserman, Robert F. McLain
    Pages 67-72
  10. A. Jay Khanna, Michael K. Shindle, Bruce A. Wasserman
    Pages 73-81
  11. Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, Robert F. Mclain, Henry J. Mankin
    Pages 83-91
  12. Tarek Mekhail, Rony Abou-Jawde, Maurie Markman
    Pages 93-100
  13. Mohamad Hussein
    Pages 101-106
  14. Ronald M. Sobecks
    Pages 107-115
  15. John Hill, G. Thomas Budd
    Pages 117-121
  16. Robert Dreicer
    Pages 123-130
  17. Jigar Shah, Tarek Mekhail
    Pages 141-155
  18. Ajay Sood, S. Sethu Reddy
    Pages 157-164

About this book


Cancer involving the spinal column presents a serious clinical challenge. Properly selected and delivered treatment strategies can insure dramatically better survival and quality of life than ever attainable in the past. Improved therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care now make it possible to treat even the most ominous tumors of the spine with a higher likelihood of success. In Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care, distinguished physicians and researchers from prestigious cancer centers around the world critically examine current trends and innovations in spinal cancer management. Detailing both the fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment planning, and the cutting-edge techniques of tumor treatment, these experts bring together in one volume a guide to coordinated management of all aspects of cancer in the spine. This comprehensive overview of current and investigational therapies covers chemo- and radiation therapy, pain management, diagnostic radiology, as well as reconstructive surgery and palliative care. Highlights include management of vertebral metastases, minimally invasive surgery for spinal lesions, innovations in radiotherapy, treatment of pathological fractures, and management strategies for primary malignancies, as well as guides to long-term follow-up and end-of-life care.
Whether managing the initial evaluation and diagnosis, or providing terminal care for the critically ill, physicians of all backgrounds will find Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care an invaluable reference, providing a wealth of authoritative, multidisciplinary information essential to delivery of optimal treatment to these challenging and deserving patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. McLain
    • 1
  • Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
    • 2
  • Maurie Markman
    • 3
  • Ronald M. Bukowski
    • 4
  • Roger Macklis
    • 5
  • Edward C. Benzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Lerner College of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  2. 2.The Cleveland Clinic Spine InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  3. 3.University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston
  4. 4.Taussig Cancer CenterThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  5. 5.Department of Radiation OncologyThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-074-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-971-4
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