Managing Cancer during Pregnancy

  • Hatem A. Azim Jr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kembra L. Howdeshell, Michael D. Shelby
      Pages 3-16
    3. Ailbhe C. O’Neill, Pamela J. DiPiro, Erica L. Mayer
      Pages 17-28
    4. Chiara Boccardo, Marilia Bedoni, Oreste Gentilini
      Pages 29-39
    5. Hanneke J. M. Meijer, Marion Essers, Henk Struikmans, Jack L. M. Venselaar, Philip Poortmans
      Pages 41-54
    6. Kristel Van Calsteren
      Pages 71-78
    7. Angela Ives, Toni Musiello, Christobel Saunders
      Pages 79-87
    8. Flora Zagouri, Ioanna Maniou
      Pages 89-95
    9. Tineke Vandenbroucke, Magali Verheecke, Dorothée Vercruysse, Frédéric Amant
      Pages 97-110
  3. Disease-Specific Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Sibylle Loibl, Bianca Lederer
      Pages 113-121
    3. Stergios Boussios, George Pentheroudakis
      Pages 123-134
    4. Michael J. Halaska, Lukas Rob
      Pages 135-148
    5. Robert Fruscio, Lorenzo Ceppi, Giovanni Codacci-Pisanelli, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori
      Pages 149-158
    6. Athena Kritharis, Elizabeth P. Walsh, Andrew M. Evens
      Pages 159-173
    7. Eilon Krashin, Michael Lishner
      Pages 175-184
    8. Nicholas Pavlidis, George Zarkavelis
      Pages 185-191

About this book


This book provides hands-on information on how to manage pregnant cancer patients in clinical practice. In this context a multidisciplinary perspective is essential, and contributions are accordingly presented from experts in surgical management, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pharmacokinetics, obstetric care, psychological care, neonatal and pediatric care. In addition a series of chapters focused on management in particular disease settings are presented, including breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, ovarian tumors, lymphoma, leukemia, and thoracic cancers.

The book reflects the major progress that has been achieved in the care of pregnant cancer patients in the recent years as important data have become available on patient management, and fetal safety in addition to valuable preclinical research on the impact of pregnancy on pharmacokinetics of anti-cancer agents. Edited and authored by worldwide leaders in the field, it will serve as a valuable resource not only for oncologists but also for obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, and pediatricians caring for pregnant cancer patients and their newborns.


Cancer in Pregnancy Chemotherapy Fetal Outcome Pregnancy Monitoring Supportive Care Targeted Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hatem A. Azim Jr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineInstitut Jules BordetBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28798-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28800-0
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