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Principles of Surgical Oncology

  • Ronald W. Raven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ronald W. Raven
    Pages 1-13
  3. Harold Ellis
    Pages 15-46
  4. A. A. Shivas
    Pages 67-73
  5. Arnold Levene
    Pages 75-91
  6. Wolfgang Wechsler, Adalbert Koestner
    Pages 93-112
  7. Dennis V. Parke
    Pages 113-156
  8. D. C. Williams
    Pages 157-177
  9. G. P. Warwick
    Pages 179-204
  10. Denis Burkitt, Michael Hutt
    Pages 205-226
  11. D. Y. Wang, R. D. Bulbrook
    Pages 227-261
  12. David P. Houchens, Enzo Bonmassar
    Pages 263-278
  13. R. W. Baldwin
    Pages 279-301
  14. P. R. Salmon
    Pages 303-322
  15. Eric Samuel
    Pages 323-347
  16. Eric Samuel
    Pages 349-365
  17. O. A. N. Husain
    Pages 367-378
  18. Thomas J. Deeley
    Pages 379-404
  19. I. W. F. Hanham
    Pages 405-431
  20. Ronald W. Raven
    Pages 433-450
  21. E. J. Davison
    Pages 451-464
  22. Barry Barber
    Pages 465-483
  23. Crawford Jamieson
    Pages 485-496
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 497-509

About this book

Introduction

The synthesis during the present decade of different arts and sciences to form oncology as a mUltidisciplinary subject is of profound importance for coordinating the clinical and research efforts to control a number of diseases that cause high mortality and morbidity in the human race and to elucidate their causation. These diseases traditionally have been grouped together under the general term of cancer, without any scientific reason and irrespective of many differences existing between them. The word cancer, because it is synonymous with diseases that cause suffering and death, naturally generates fear in people throughout the world. Cancer fortunately has a changing face caused by the realization that these diseases are different diseases with variable etiology and prognosis; they need different kinds of treatment, and even prevention is a practical proposition. The time has therefore come to delete the term cancer from our terminol­ ogy as unscientific and unhelpful and to substitute oncological diseases governed by the system of knowledge designated oncology. This conforms also with the designations used for other groups of diseases. In the divisions of oncology an important place is held by surgical oncology because many oncological diseases require surgical treatment alone, or in combination with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Combina­ tion therapy is being used effectively for an increasing number of these diseases, and this trend will become more pronounced as chemotherapy develops. The results achieved with available chemicals and present dosage schedules are impressive.

Keywords

cancer morbidity mortality oncology prevention radiotherapy surgical oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald W. Raven
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandLondonEngland
  2. 2.Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer ResearchLondonEngland
  3. 3.Westminster HospitalLondonEngland

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