Prostate Cancer

Clinical Case Scenarios

  • Sam S. Chang
  • Michael S. Cookson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aaron A. Laviana, Peter A. Reisz, Matthew J. Resnick
    Pages 1-19
  3. Benjamin H. Press, Marc A. Bjurlin, Samir S. Taneja
    Pages 21-41
  4. Samuel L. Washington III, Matthew R. Cooperberg
    Pages 53-58
  5. Kelly L. Stratton, Daniel Parker
    Pages 59-74
  6. William C. Jackson, Daniel E. Spratt, Todd M. Morgan
    Pages 81-99
  7. Christopher Martin, William Lowrance
    Pages 101-119
  8. Lucas W. Dean, Karim A. Touijer
    Pages 135-156
  9. Bruno Nahar, Vivek Venkatramani, Dipen J. Parekh
    Pages 157-168
  10. Matteo Soligo, Vidit Sharma, R. Jeffrey Karnes
    Pages 169-184
  11. Justin R. Gregg, Chad Reichard, John Davis
    Pages 185-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This book provides a single, comprehensive reference source that incorporates all the latest information regarding prostate cancer. It serves as an easy reference source for researchers, clinicians, individuals in training, allied health professionals and medical students regarding prostate cancer by focusing on the controversial points of debate. New data regarding PSA screening, prostate cancer biomarkers, diagnostic evaluation techniques, surveillance protocols, and treatment interventions for localized and more advanced disease are discussed, and gaps in current knowledge and areas for future research are highlighted. Ongoing important clinical trials are also discussed.

This text is organized around defined clinical scenarios which are encountered routinely by physicians who care for patients with prostate cancer.  The case based format permits presentation of information of concise practical significance.  The chapters run the gamut from screening controversies, utility of biomarkers, surveillance strategies, and innovative treatment. The text incorporates key educational concepts in the framework of patient situations with evidence-based discussions of screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and therapeutic management. It also features a comment section from leaders in the field that will be more "opinion-based" allowing the reader to get access to experienced physicians' thought processes and practice patterns.

Prostate Cancer: Clinical Case Scenarios will quickly become the ready reference source for professionals and students in various fields with an interest in the management of a complex and multifaceted disease such as prostate cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sam S. Chang
    • 1
  • Michael S. Cookson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urologic Surgery and OncologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Oklahoma Medical CenterOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78645-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78646-9
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