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Preface

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 December 2009

Louise Hanna
Affiliation:
Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Tom Crosby
Affiliation:
Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Fergus Macbeth
Affiliation:
Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Louise Hanna
Affiliation:
Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Tom Crosby
Affiliation:
Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Fergus Macbeth
Affiliation:
Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
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Summary

This book is intended primarily for trainees in clinical oncology, but members of other professions such as medical oncology, surgery, palliative care, nursing and radiography will also find it useful. The book started life as a set of lecture notes from the Cardiff Annual FRCR Part II course but has since grown to include more topics than could possibly be covered during the three days of that course. Our approach in producing this volume has been to focus on practical suggestions appropriate to day-to-day decision making during the treatment of oncology patients. We are very grateful to our colleagues from Velindre and elsewhere, who are listed on page xi, for reviewing specific chapters and ensuring that the advice contained within is as widely applicable as possible.

The first seven chapters cover ‘generic’ topics that provide background information on cancer treatments. These are chemotherapy, biological and hormonal treatments, radiotherapy planning, research, emergencies and palliative care. The chapters that follow each focus on a tumour site or tumour type. In this latter group, the chapter layout is fairly consistent to help the reader navigate through the book. Thus, each chapter begins with background information on tumour types, anatomy, incidence, epidemiology, risk factors and aetiology. Next, there are sections on pathology, routes of spread and, where appropriate, screening. These are followed by clinical sections on presentation, investigations, treatment, and prognosis.

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Print publication year: 2008

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  • Preface
    • By Louise Hanna, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Tom Crosby, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Fergus Macbeth, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
  • Edited by Louise Hanna, Tom Crosby, Fergus Macbeth
  • Book: Practical Clinical Oncology
  • Online publication: 23 December 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545375.001
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  • Preface
    • By Louise Hanna, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Tom Crosby, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Fergus Macbeth, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
  • Edited by Louise Hanna, Tom Crosby, Fergus Macbeth
  • Book: Practical Clinical Oncology
  • Online publication: 23 December 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545375.001
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  • Preface
    • By Louise Hanna, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Tom Crosby, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff, Fergus Macbeth, Consultant, Clinical Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
  • Edited by Louise Hanna, Tom Crosby, Fergus Macbeth
  • Book: Practical Clinical Oncology
  • Online publication: 23 December 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545375.001
Available formats
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