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Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate

  • Andrew W. Bruce
  • John Trachtenberg

Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. M. G. Wilson
    Pages 1-28
  3. A. W. Bruce, B. K. Choe
    Pages 47-62
  4. B. G. Mobbs, J. G. Connolly
    Pages 63-81
  5. P. C. Sogani, W. F. Whitmore Jr.
    Pages 107-115
  6. J. I. Harty, W. J. Catalona
    Pages 117-128
  7. P. T. Scardino, F. Bretas
    Pages 145-158
  8. J. Trachtenberg
    Pages 173-184
  9. R. P. Huben, G. P. Murphy
    Pages 185-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book

Introduction

Carcinoma of the prostate increasingly dominates the attention of urologists for both scientific and clinical reasons. The search for an explanation and the prediction of the variable behaviour of the malignant prostatic cell continues unabated. The search for more precise tumour staging and more effective treatment is equally vigorous. Editors Andrew Bruce and John Trachtenberg have assembled acknowledged leaders in prostate cancer to present those areas of direct interest to the clinician. There are a number of other topics that might have been considered but most of these, such as experimental tumour models or biochemical factors affecting cell growth, still lack immediate application for the clinician. Carcinoma of the prostate continues to have its highest incidence in the western world, and the difference in comparison with the incidence in the Far East appears to be real and not masked by diagnostic or other factors. A number of other epidemiological aspects need careful analysis: Is the incidence increasing? Is the survival improving? Is the prognosis worse in the younger patient? Epidemiological data are easily misused and misinterpreted so that a precise analysis of the known facts makes an important opening chapter to this book.

Keywords

Grading Staging Tumor cancer carcinoma chemotherapy clinical trial diagnosis epidemiology hormones imaging imaging techniques prostate radiotherapy urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew W. Bruce
    • 1
  • John Trachtenberg
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of UrologyUniversity of Toronto, Toronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of UrologyUniversity of Toronto, Toronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Ministry of HealthCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1398-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1400-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1398-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0177-8994
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