Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

  • Amar Safdar

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview and Special Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amar Safdar, Gerald Bodey, Donald Armstrong
      Pages 3-15
    3. Georg Maschmeyer, Per Ljungman
      Pages 17-25
    4. Genovefa Papanicolaou, Jayesh Mehta
      Pages 27-38
    5. Alison G. Freifeld
      Pages 39-45
    6. Emilio Bouza, Almudena Burillo, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez, José F. Tomás-Martinez
      Pages 67-85
  3. Clinical Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kenneth V. I. Rolston, Gerald P. Bodey
      Pages 95-103
    3. Iba Al Wohoush, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Issam Raad
      Pages 113-122
    4. Scott E. Evans, Amar Safdar
      Pages 143-152
    5. Rana Kaplan, Lara Bashoura, Vickie R. Shannon, Burton F. Dickey, Diane E. Stover
      Pages 153-165
    6. Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, J. Peter Donnelly
      Pages 167-173
    7. Coralia N. Mihu, Karen J. Vigil, Javier A. Adachi
      Pages 175-180
    8. Amar Safdar, Bruno P. Granwehr, Stephen A. Harold, Herbert L. DuPont
      Pages 181-188

About this book


Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive and insightful work dedicated to elucidating the problem of infections in cancer patients. This essential volume reviews common and less often encountered infections, while establishing the difficulties behind preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in cancer patients. Key sections are devoted to the presentation of clinical symptoms and the identification of major etiologic agents. A cadre of leading clinicians provide a detailed assessment of the risk factors for various infections, critical strategies in preventing and managing infections, and study of the interactions between the pathogen and host's immune function and inflammatory response. With its in-depth knowledge and concise treatment of the distinct facets of infections in cancer patients, this volume is an indispensible tool for all infectious disease specialists and clinical oncologists.


Antimicrobial prophylaxis Cord blood transplantation Drug-resistant organisms Fungal disease Immunization Neutropenia Pneumonia Respiratory infections Stem cell transplantation Viral disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Amar Safdar
    • 1
  1. 1.MD Anderson Cancer Center, Infectious Diseases DepartmentThe University of TexasNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-643-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-644-3
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