Cancer of Unknown Primary

  • Alwin Krämer
  • Harald Löffler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
    Pages 1-4
  3. Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
    Pages 27-44
  4. Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
    Pages 45-65
  5. Philipp M. Kazmierczak, Axel Rominger, Clemens C. Cyran
    Pages 75-90
  6. Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert
    Pages 91-112
  7. Gerdt Hübner
    Pages 113-123
  8. David Krug, Florian Sterzing
    Pages 125-149
  9. Kanwal Raghav, Gauri R. Varadhachary
    Pages 151-172
  10. Alwin Krämer, Harald Löffler
    Pages 191-194

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an up-to-date and thorough overview of cancer of unknown primary, encompassing topics ranging from epidemiology, tumor biology, and prognostic factors through to the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances. All aspects of management are covered, including radiological, nuclear medicine, and pathological diagnosis, site-specific therapies, platinum-based combination chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and novel targeted treatments. Clear guidance is offered on diagnosis of the tissue of origin by means of gene expression and micro-RNA analyses and its therapeutic implications. Detailed directions are also provided on the identification of subsets of patients with a more favorable prognosis, in whom specific treatment offers the chance of long-term survival or even cure. Readers will find Cancer of Unknown Primary to be an ideal source of practically oriented information that will assist in delivery of the best possible care for patients with this challenging diagnosis.

 

Keywords

Cancer of Unknown Primary Gene expression profiling Long-term Survival Metastases Targeted therapies

Editors and affiliations

  • Alwin Krämer
    • 1
  • Harald Löffler
    • 2
  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and University of HeidelbergClinical Cooperation Unit Molecular, Hematology/OncologyHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and University of HeidelbergClinical Cooperation Unit Molecular, Hematology/OncologyHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22581-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22580-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22581-4
  • About this book