DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology
(Cancer: Principles & Practice (DeVita)(2 Volume Set)
Vincent T DeVita, Theodore S Lawrence, Steven A Rosenberg, Ronald A DePinho
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
The text provides cutting-edge, practical information on the science of oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type. To ensure a balanced, multidisciplinary approach, each major treatment chapter is co-authored by a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. Treatment of each cancer type is discussed by stage, with coordinated guidelines on the role of each treatment modality at each stage. Each major treatment section is preceded by an updated brief chapter describing the molecular biology of the cancer and the implications of molecular biology for patient management. Full consideration is also given to cancer prevention, screening, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues.