Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO) in Clinical Oncology

Scientific and Clinical Aspects of Anemia in Cancer

  • Mohammad Resa Nowrousian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ugo Testa
    Pages 1-66
  3. Catherine Lacombe, P. Mayeux
    Pages 67-80
  4. M. R. Nowrousian
    Pages 149-188
  5. M. R. Nowrousian
    Pages 207-248
  6. Jürgen Dunst, M. Molls
    Pages 249-263
  7. Peter Vaupel, Arnulf Mayer, Michael Höckel
    Pages 265-282
  8. Peter Vaupel, Michael Höckel
    Pages 283-305
  9. Robert Pirker
    Pages 307-315
  10. Jayin K. Jacob, Peter J. Barrett-Lee
    Pages 393-405
  11. Yves Beguin, Gaetan Van Straelen
    Pages 541-582
  12. Gaetan Van Straelen, Yves Beguin
    Pages 583-614
  13. Caroline Hastings, James Feusner
    Pages 635-661
  14. Magali J. Fontaine, Lawrence T. Goodnough
    Pages 663-677
  15. Simon Chowdhury, James F. Spicer, Peter G. Harper
    Pages 729-743
  16. Hannelore Ehrenreich, Claudia Bartels
    Pages 771-792
  17. Donald S. Silverberg, Dov Wexler, Adrian Iaina, S. Steinbruch, Y. Wollman, Doron Schwartz
    Pages 793-812
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 851-866

About this book


Anemia is a frequent complication of cancer and its treatment. It produces many symptoms and significantly impairs metabolic and physiologic functions as well as patients' activity, well-being and quality of life. Life expectancy is also affected. This book, now being published in its second edition, comprehensively presents the current knowledge on anemia in cancer and its treatment with rhEPO. Future developments are also discussed. Based on updated and new chapters, including a broader spectrum of topics, outstanding international experts describe the scientific and clinical aspects of anemia in various fields of oncology and give diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations on when and how to use rhEPO. The book, considered as a standard work, will again serve as an essential source of information for radiotherapists, medical oncologists, hematologists, internists, pediatricians, surgeons, specialists in transfusion and laboratory medicine, and pharmacologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Resa Nowrousian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine (Cancer Research), West German Cancer CenterUniversity Hospital of EssenEssenGermany

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