This definitive, up-to-the-minute reference explores the range of metabolic, nutritional, immunologic, and psychological changes that can occur while treating local, regional, and distant cancer, and examines the influence of these factors on outcomes and recovery. Includes clearly written, concise summaries of oncological therapy emphasizing critical decision making in patient management!Written by surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists with recognized expertise in cancer therapy, Integrated Cancer Management compares and contrasts treatment alternatives based on tumor stage and biology analyzes clinical prognostic factors, treatment indications, toxicity, and tumor response addresses the use of endoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) to detect and diagnose tumors reviews the state-of-the-art treatment of breast, gastric, thoracic, and colorectal cancer outlines the clinical management of pancreatic and periampullary cancers, hepatic and biliary tumors, and endocrine tumors summarizes the treatment of melanoma and soft-tissue sarcoma reviews oncologic emergencies and the role of nutrition in treating cancer discusses various surgical procedures and their roles in the treatment of primary, regional, and metastatic tumor sites assesses the benefits of pre- and postoperative external-beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy identifies chemotherapy for use in the adjuvant, therapeutic, and neoadjuvant setting presents the current concepts and potential role of molecular biologic techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and more!Containing over 1,000 references to urge continued study, Integrated Cancer Management is designed for surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists; radiologists and radiation therapists; hematologists; immunologists; nephrologists; urologists; gastroenterologists; pathologists; internists; gerontologists; primary care physicians; and medical school students in these disciplines.

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