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Assessment of Tumour Response

  • B. W. Hancock

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. B. W. Hancock, F. E. Neal
    Pages 1-13
  3. T. Powell
    Pages 15-70
  4. A. Milford Ward
    Pages 71-88
  5. M. A. Prenton
    Pages 89-104
  6. B. W. Hancock, J. Richmond
    Pages 129-142
  7. C. M. D. Ross
    Pages 143-162
  8. A. M. Potter
    Pages 163-179
  9. R. C. Rees, J. C. E. Underwood
    Pages 181-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book

Introduction

The assessment of tumour response after treatment is one of the most important challenges in Oncology and the picture is so often complicated by the effects of therapy itself. Clinical assessment is still by far the most important method of assessment at our disposal but there is increasing dependence on investigations of all types as indices of response. This depen­ dence may be misplaced if inappropriate investigations are pursued and we have tried to emphasise in this book the importance of selectivity. Some indices of assessment (e. g. tumour markers, organ imaging) have a vital role to play; others (e. g. histopathology, genetics) are assuming greater impor­ tance as tumour behaviour becomes better understood. One subject, Immu­ nology, is still in its infancy as regards tumour follow-up, but shows much promise so that a full account of tumour immunology and trends in immu­ notherapy has been included. I am grateful to Dr. Brian Ross for his help with the chapter on Organ Imaging, to the Department of Medical Illustration for their ever-ready co-operation with illustrations and photographs and to Miss Shirley Francis for doing much of the typing. B. W. HANCOCK List of Contributors HANCOCK, B. W. , MD, DCH, MRCP, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Hon­ orary Consultant Physician, Royal Hallamshire & Weston Park Hospitals, Sheffield, U. K. NEAL, F. E. , KSG, MBChB, FRCR, DMRT, Consultant Radiotherapist & Oncologist, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield, u. K. POTTER, AM.

Keywords

cancer imaging tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • B. W. Hancock
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Hallamshire & Weston Park HospitalsSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7633-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7635-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7633-7
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