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Clinical Oncology

A Manual for Students and Doctors

  • Editors
  • Committee on Professional Education of UICC
  • International Union Against Cancer

Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (UICCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 3-14
    3. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 15-26
    4. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 27-45
    5. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 46-55
    6. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 56-75
    7. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 76-98
    8. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 99-103
    9. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 104-107
  3. Special

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 111-114
    3. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 115-120
    4. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 121-173
    5. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 174-202
    6. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 203-211
    7. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 212-232
    8. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 233-239
    9. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 240-250
    10. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 251-255
    11. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 256-258
    12. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 259-260
    13. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 261-269
    14. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 270-272
    15. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 273-277
    16. Committee on Professional Education of UICC, International Union Against Cancer
      Pages 278-285
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 287-324

About this book

Introduction

There can be no doubt that a knowledge of cancer is becoming of increasing importance to doctors throughout the world. The changing patterns of disease incidence, following changes in living standards and public health services and in medical diagnosis and treatment, reveal the importance of neoplastic disorders as causes of morbidity and mortality. If doctors are to recognise these conditions at the earliest opportunity and advise on the treatment, they must be familiar not only with clinical appearances but with the scientific principles on which the management is based. These are so important that they must be assimilated during undergraduate medical education and become an integral part of the doctor's professional equipment. The clinical study of a neoplastic disorder has usually been related to its site of appearance in the body, and its treatment has been the concern of organ- or system-specialists. This has tended to obscure the fundamental principles of growth-disorder which are common to many varieties of tumor. A unified approach of clinical oncology can recognise common features and high-light diversity as a stimulus to further investigation. It is at the same time becoming increasingly recognised that neoplasia is a multidisciplinary problem, requiring the collaboration of many specialists: physicians, surgeons, radiotherapists, chemotherapists, pathologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and many varieties of research worker. But the fate of the individual patient with cancer is often determined by the first doctor he consults, and this further emphasises the importance of sufficient education in oncology at all stages of medical training.

Keywords

Chirurgie Geschwulst Innere Medizin Krebs Onkologie cancer internal medicine morbidity mortality oncology surgery tumor

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-96102-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-05851-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96102-1
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