Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO) in Clinical Oncology

Scientific and Clinical Aspects of Anemia in Cancer

  • M. R. Nowrousian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Catherine Lacombe, P. Mayeux
    Pages 1-21
  3. M. R. Nowrousian
    Pages 39-62
  4. Jürgen Dunst, M. Molls
    Pages 101-115
  5. Jürgen Dunst, M. Molls
    Pages 117-125
  6. Peter Vaupel, Michael Höckel
    Pages 127-146
  7. M. R. Nowrousian
    Pages 147-172
  8. Francesco Mercuriali, G. Inghilleri
    Pages 185-201
  9. Carlo Cappelli, G. Ragni, A. Clerico
    Pages 313-323
  10. Francesco Mercuriali, G. Inghilleri
    Pages 325-346
  11. M. R. Nowrousian
    Pages 369-390
  12. Pierre-Y. Cremieux, E. Dial, M. Gustafson, B. Sarokhan, M. B. Slavin
    Pages 435-446
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 493-506

About this book


Anemia is a frequent complication of cancer and its treatment. A number of clinical studies shows that the impact of anemia is much greater than previously thought. Beyond clinical symptoms, anemia significantly impairs physical and metabolic functions as well as patients' activity, well-being and quality of life. Life expectancy is also affected. In this book, written by a group of outstanding international experts, the current knowledge on anemia in cancer and its treatment with rhEPO is presented and future developments are discussed. Based on a broad spectrum of topics, the book describes the scientific and clinical aspects of anemia in various fields of oncology and gives diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations on when and how to use rhEPO. The book will serve as an authentic and essential source of information for radiotherapists, oncologists, hematologists, internists, pediatricians, surgeons, specialists in transfusion or laboratory medicine and pharmacologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Nowrousian
    • 1
  1. 1.Innere Klinik und Poliklinik (Tumorforschung), Westdeutsches TumorzentrumEssen, UniversitätsklinikumEssenDeutschland

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