Induction Chemotherapy

Integrated Treatment Programs for Locally Advanced Cancers

  • Karl Reinhard Aigner
  • Frederick O. Stephens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. James H. Muchmore
    Pages 31-42
  3. Miriam R. Habib, David L. Morris
    Pages 43-49
  4. Miriam R. Habib, David L. Morris
    Pages 51-58
  5. Giammaria Fiorentini, Maurizio Cantore, Francesco Montagnani, Andrea Mambrini, Michelina D’Alessandro, Stefano Guadagni
    Pages 59-69
  6. Adorján F. Kovács
    Pages 71-118
  7. Maria Angeles Gil-Delgado, François-Michel Delgado, David Khayat
    Pages 127-137
  8. Giammaria Fiorentini, Dimitrios Tsetis, Charalambos Varveris, Francesco Montagnani, Alexandra Kalogeraki, Andrea Mambrini et al.
    Pages 139-149
  9. Tetsuo Taguchi
    Pages 163-176
  10. Tetsuo Taguchi
    Pages 177-181
  11. Karl Reinhard Aigner, Sabine Gailhofer
    Pages 183-193
  12. Bin Bjintze Roelof Kroon, Eva Magdaleen Noorda, Bart Cornelius Vrouenraets, Joost Maria Klaase, Gooike Witte van Slooten, Omgo Eddo Nieweg
    Pages 209-220
  13. Takumi Fukumoto, Yonson Ku
    Pages 237-250

About this book

Introduction

Induction chemotherapy, as part of an integrated plan of management for locally advanced cancers, is being practised throughout the world in independent, isolated departments in universities, teaching hospitals, and clinical schools. Frequently, however, teams are relatively unaware of the work being undertaken in other institutions, and this situation may slow further progress. This book aims to present the full range of management techniques and practices used in induction chemotherapy within one accessible volume. It provides up-to-date information on the pioneering and cutting edge practices employed in different institutions and documents the advantages of integrated treatment schedules. Patient selection is discussed, and each of the cancer types for which induction therapy has proved important is considered in detail. All who are responsible for the treatment of patients with locally advanced cancers will find this book to be an invaluable source of information. It will be particularly interesting for specialist oncologists aiming to set up and develop fully comprehensive cancer centres and for health administrators wishing to learn about the benefits of establishing such centres in strategic locations.

Keywords

Cancer Chemotherapy Oncology Tumours

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Reinhard Aigner
    • 1
  • Frederick O. Stephens
    • 2
  1. 1.Abt. Onkologische ChirurgieMedias Klinikum GmbH & Co. KGBurghausenGermany
  2. 2.MosmanAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18173-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18172-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18173-3
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