Research and Markets: Lecture Notes: Oncology 2nd Edition - All Information a Medical Student or Graduate Clinician Needs in One Accessible Volume

DUBLIN, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's book "Lecture Notes: Oncology, 2nd Edition" to their offering.

Cancer is one of the most rapidly changing areas of medicine, affecting ever-increasing numbers of people, and this new edition of Lecture Notes: Oncology brings together all the information a medical student or graduate clinician needs in one accessible volume. It covers the scientific basis and social impact of cancer, describes the origins and presentations of cancer on a regional and system basis, and discusses the fundamentals of oncology treatment and patient management.

Including a new section on epigenetic, clinical vignettes, clear illustrations, tables and diagrams, as well as a self-test section of MCQs, Lecture Notes: Oncology provides core knowledge for professionals involved in cancer care.

Key Topics Covered: Preface to the Second Edition.

Part 1: Introduction to oncology.

What is cancer? The scientific basis of cancer. The principles of cancer treatment. Cancer and people.

Part 2: Over 40 Types of Cancer Covered, Some Include: Breast cancer. Gastric cancer. Hepatobiliary cancer. Kidney cancer. Bladder cancer. Prostate cancer. Testis cancer. Gynecological cancers. Gestational trophoblastic disease. Cervical cancer. Endometrial cancer. Ovarian cancer. Head and neck cancers. Endocrine cancers. Thyroid cancer. Adrenal cancers.

Parathyroid cancers. Thoracic cancers. Lung cancer. Mesothelioma. Haematological cancers. The leukaemias. Hodgkins disease. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Myeloma. Skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin tumours. Bone cancers and sarcomas. Unknown primary cancer. Immunodeficiency and cancer.

Part 3: The practice of oncology.

Paraneoplastic complications of cancer. Oncological emergencies. End-of-life care.

Author: Mark Bower is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oncology and undergraduate oncology curriculum module coordinator at the Imperial College School of Medicine. He is also the programme director and educational supervisor for all SpRs on the West London oncology rotation.

Jonathan Waxman is a Professor of Oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, London. He is a highly experienced clinician who has developed new treatments for cancer, which are now part of standard practice. He is the author of 250 research papers and chapters, and of eleven books on cancer.

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