Books for Pathologists
Oncology / Staging
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Abrams: Integrative Oncology
By Donald Abrams
2009 (1st ed), 624 pages, $40 list
People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.
Allen: Histopathology Reporting
By Derek Allen
2013 (1st ed), 300 pages, $189 list
Histopathology Reporting: Guidelines for Surgical Cancer, Third Edition is invaluable for trainee and consultant diagnostic histopathologists all over the world, equipping the reader to produce high quality, clinically appropriate histopathology reports, and to participate in contemporary multidisciplinary team management of patients with surgical cancer.
Almeida: Cancer: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects
By Craig Almeida
2010 (1st ed), 424 pages, $62 list
This forward looking cancer biology book appeals to a wide ranging audience. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book and serve as a useful refresher for those with previous biology background. The second set of chapters focuses on the main cancers in terms of risk factors, diagnostic and treatment methods and relevant current research. The final section encompasses the immune system’s role in the prevention and development of cancer and the impact that the Human Genome Project will have on future approaches to cancer care.
Anttila: Occupational Cancers
By Sisko Anttila
2012 (1st ed), 70 illus, 500 pages, $219 list
Occupational Cancers is the first fully comprehensive guide to occupational factors of malignant diseases and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients and those with high cancer risk due to occupational exposures.
Bagley: Stem Cells and Cancer
By Rebecca Bagley
2009 (1st ed), 352 pages, 30 illus, $139 list
Stem Cells and Cancer offers up-to-date information about the role of stem cells in the development of normal and cancerous tissue, the mechanisms that differentiate normal from cancerous functions, and the use of these findings in developing mechanism-based therapies across all major types of cancer. It provides timely, cutting-edge information about cancer stem cells from the perspectives of both the basic and clinical sciences.
Bapat: Cancer Stem Cells
By Sharmila Bapat
2008 (1st ed), 276 pages, $80 list
Cancer Stem Cells presents a consolidated account of the research done to date and recent progresses in the studies of cancer stem cells. Such a presentation facilitates a better understanding of and draws attention to stem cell and cancer biology - two fields that enhance, move, and evolve into each other continuously. It provides an informative study in designing approaches to apply stem cell principles to cancer biology while offering an overview of the challenges in developing combination stem and cancer biology targets for therapeutics. This book serves as a primer for new researchers in the field of cancer biology.
Baranzio: Cancer Microenvironment and Therapeutic Implications
By Gianfranco Baranzio
2009 (1st ed), 328 pages, $169 list
This book is the first to comprehensively explore and critically appraise cancer microenvironments and host interactions with an eye towards exploiting our understanding for new treatments. The team of contributors share amongst them impressive experiences at the laboratory bench and in the clinic. These physician-scientists have dedicated themselves to the tension between the urgency for cures and the technical challenges of discovery.
Bologna: Biotargets of Cancer in Current Clinical Practice
By Mauro Bologna
2012 (1st ed), 579 pages, 1000 illus, $239 list
Biotargets of Cancer in Current Clinical Practice presents an updated and reasoned review of the current status of knowledge concerning the major cancer types with a special focus on the current biomarkers, genes involved and the potential future targets of innovative therapies. The volume includes for each major cancer type, a comprehensive although concise discussion of epidemiology, affirmed and innovative biomarkers for diagnosis, and descriptions of the relevant genes for prognosis and (individualized) therapy through biotarget-specific new molecular treatments, with the latest information on the validation status of each novel biomarker. Individual chapters are dedicated to the major cancer types, plus a special chapter on metastasis. The present debate on patentability of genetic information applied to diagnostics and therapeutics of cancer is also discussed.
Cagle: Advances in Surgical Pathology: Lung Cancer
By Phillip Cagle
2010, 304 pages, 300 illus, $140 list
Advances in Surgical Pathology: Lung Cancer, a volume in the Advances in Surgical Pathology series, features chapters on current and impending changes in the field of lung cancer that directly affect pathologists. This includes the 2004 updates of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Lung; the ongoing new classification of neuroendocrine carcinomas of the lung by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; the ongoing revision of the pathologic and clinical staging of lung cancer by the AJCC; molecular diagnostics in the diagnosis of lung cancer; the role of the pathologist in the new molecular targeted therapies for lung cancer; and the new use of image-guided, multimodality theranostics for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Other current topics discussed include new understanding of the premalignant and preinvasive lesions and the controversies and revisions of the diagnosis of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.
Cagle: Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer
By Philip Cagle
2012 (1st ed), 281 pages, 46 illus, $189 list
As with other books in the Molecular Pathology Library Series, Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer bridges the gap between the molecular specialist and the clinical practitioner, including the surgical pathologist who now has a key role in decisions regarding molecular targeted therapy for lung cancer. Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer provides the latest information and current insights into the molecular basis for lung cancer, including precursor and preinvasive lesions, molecular diagnosis, molecular targeted therapy, molecular prognosis, molecular radiology and related fields for lung cancer generally and for the specific cell types. As many fundamental concepts about lung cancer have undergone revision in only the past few years, this book will likely be the first to comprehensively cover the new molecular pathology of lung cancer. It provides a foundation in this field for pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, thoracic radiologists and their trainees, physician assistants, and nursing staff.
Caliguiri: Cytokines in the Genesis and Treatment of Cancer
By Michael A Caligiuri and Michael T Lotze
2007 (1st ed), 658 pages, $175 list
Provides a comprehensive picture of the dual role of host responses in promoting and inhibiting tumor progression. This volume represents an important investigation into the emerging intersection of cancer biology and cancer immunology.
Casciato: Manual of Clinical Oncology
By Dennis Casciato
2012 (7th ed), 944 pages, $48 list
Manual of Clinical Oncology is a concise pocket manual that incorporates basic science, clinical findings, and available technology into the diagnosis and management of cancer. It focuses on information useful for participating in rounds and for making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions at the bedside of cancer patients. The seventh edition is a practical, accessible, comprehensive guide to the management of patients with cancer.
Cashen: The Washington Manual of Hematology and Oncology Subspecialty Consult
By Amanda Cashen
2012 (3rd ed), 488 pages, $52 list
The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series is designed to provide quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate a patient on a subspecialty consult service. The Washington Manual of Hematology and Oncology subspecialty consult has been completely reviewed, revised, and follows the bulleted format and template of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33/e to allow for quick,readily accessible information.
Compton: AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas
By Carolyn Compton
2012 (2nd ed), 648 pages, $85 list
Significantly expanded, expertly and beautifully illustrated, The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, offers more than 600 illustrations created exclusively for this new edition and is fully updated to reflect the concepts discussed in the 7th Edition of both the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and its companion Handbook. This Atlas illustrates the TNM classifications of all cancer sites and types included in the 7th Edition of the Manual and visually conceptualizes the TNM classifications and stage groupings. Specifically designed for simplicity and precision, the drawings have been verified through multi-disciplinary review to ensure accuracy and relevancy for clinical use. Every illustration provides detailed anatomic depictions to clarify critical structures and to allow the reader to instantly visualize the progressive extent of malignant disease. In addition, nodal maps are included for each site, appropriate labeling has been incorporated to identify significant anatomic structures, and each illustration is accompanied by an explanatory legend. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.
Coppola: Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer
By Domenico Coppola
2013 (1st ed), 450 pages, $209 list
Molecular pathology is based on the emergence of new techniques that greatly enhance the diagnostic accuracy when facing with challenging differential diagnoses. In addition, new molecular techniques are entering the clinical arena for their value in predicting therapy response and tumor prognosis. This book provides a guide for the practicing pathologist and for both pathology residents and fellows during the daily sign-out of challenging cases. The book is organized by anatomical systems and provides a detailed description of molecular tests that may help in the diagnosis. Furthermore, a description of the current molecular tests required to identify patients for treatment is offered. The application of molecular pathology techniques to the clinical practice has already shown its usefulness and the number of such tests is growing exponentially as more molecular targets are discovered. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer will give practicing and training pathologists an up-to date resource to guide the correct management of pathology cases requiring molecular testing.
Cress: Cell Adhesion and Cytoskeletal Molecules in Metastasis
By Anne E Cress and Raymond B Nagle
2006 (1st ed), 198 pages, $139 list
The adhesion molecules provide a selective advantage for migration of the tumor cell to a distant site. In this volume, the expression of specific adhesion molecules within human cancer tissues are highlighted. The expression signatures from published DNA microarray and immunohistochemistry studies are detailed.
Damjanov: Cancer Grading Manual
By Ivan Damjanov
2013 (2nd ed), 232 pages, $99 list
Since the first edition, all chapters have been updated to reflect revisions in the clinical practice of pathology and to explain the role of novel immunohistochemistry and molecular biology techniques. In addition, a new chapter is devoted to the latest trends in cancer grading. Additional illustrations have been included, and other illustrations replaced by more representative examples. References have also been fully updated. Cancer Grading Manual is a superb resource for both diagnostic surgical pathologists and pathology residents.
DeVita: Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology
By Vincent DeVita
2011 (1st ed), 444 pages, $99 list
Provides clinical information on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This edition contains new material on genetic counselling and adjuvant chemotherapy, and places new emphasis on primary chemotherapy and the newly-understood nutritional aspects of cancer treatment.
DeVita: DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology
By Vincent DeVita
2011 (1st ed), 2800 pages, $400 list
DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology has been acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting oncology reference. Its primary goal is to present the practicing oncologist with the practical as well as cutting-edge information needed to ensure the best possible care for each individual patient. The hallmark of this book from its inception and a major reason it has gained worldwide acceptance as the definitive source of cancer information has been its approach to the treatment of cancer patients by stage of presentation with a tightly coordinated description of the role of each treatment modality in the care of individual patients. To ensure a balance multidisciplinary approach, a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist author each of the major treatment chapters. Each of the major treatment sections is preceded by an updated, brief chapter describing the molecular biology of that cancer and the prospects this new information holds for the improved management of cancer patients. Greater emphasis has been given in recent editions to the increasing importance of molecular biology and cancer screening and prevention, as well as palliative care, supportive oncology and quality of life issues.
Edge: AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook
By Stephen Edge
2009 (7th ed), 300 pages, 130 illus, $45 list
The AJCC Cancer Staging System is the preeminent paradigm used by physicians throughout the world to diagnose cancer and determine the extent to which cancer has progressed. The Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook brings the practice of cancer diagnosis and treatment to the forefront of newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. As we learn more and more about cancer, methods of staging cancer must adapt to accomodate the new information. This new edition has completely revised and updated the old classification system to provide a new, evidence-based guide to cancer staging. The Handbook features all the staging information offered in the Manual, in a pocket-size book, transportable for easy reference. The Seventh Edition is an essential resource for residents and health care trainees throughout the world who are involved in cancer treatment and research.
Edge: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual
By Stephen Edge
2009 (7th ed), 450 pages, 352 illus, $65 list
In addition to the information found in the Handbook, the Manual provides standardized data forms for each anatomic site, which can be utilized as permanent patient records, enabling clinicians and cancer research scientists to maintain consistency in evaluating the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment. The CD-ROM packaged with each Manual contains printable copies of each of the book’s 57 Staging Forms.
Fletcher: Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors
By Christopher Fletcher
2013 (4th ed), 2296 pages, $469 list
Diagnose tumors with confidence with Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 4th Edition. Dr. Christopher Fletcher's renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance you need to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately.
Haddad: Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer
By Robert Haddad
2010 (1st ed), 208 pages, $85 list
Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer is a comprehensive textbook looking at different aspects of head and neck cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with this disease. The chapters written by world-renowned experts cover the entire discipline of head and neck oncology and include discussion of the role of HPV infections, advances in radiotherapy, new surgical techniques, novel agents in thyroid therapy and more. The book is designed to be both practical and comprehensive for the physicians treating this complex disease.
Hausen: Infections Causing Human Cancer
By Harald zur Hausen
2010 (2nd ed), 531 pages, $100 list
In this book, Professor zur Hausen (Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2008) provides a thorough and comprehensive overview on carcinogenic infective agents -- viruses, bacteria, parasites and protozoons -- as well as their corresponding transforming capacities and mechanisms. The result is an invaluable and instructive reference for all oncologists, microbiologists and molecular biologists working in the area of infections and cancer.
Hayat: Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 11
By M.A. Hayat
2013 (1st ed), 450 pages, $209 list
Volume 11 in this series discusses therapeutic applications of stem cells in disease and tissue injury. Coverage includes pluripotent stem cells, which can give rise to the endodermal, ectodermal, and mesodermal lineages; multipotent stem cells, which can generate all cells in a particular lineage and unipotent stem cells, which can give rise to only one cell type. This volume also examines cancer stem cells, tumor-initiating cells which possesses the capacity of self-renewal and can give rise to the heterogeneous lineages of cancer cells that comprise the tumor. Coverage extends to molecular mechanisms underlying the derivation and expansion of human embryonic stem cells, the role of specific proteins in the maintenance and inhibition of extraembryonic differentiation of these cells and the role of signaling responsible for the self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells. Nine chapters discuss the clinical importance of cancer stem cells, encompassing glioma, leukemia, ovarian cancer, pediatric sarcomas and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The role of cancer stem cells is also elucidated in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in spreading head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The book goes on to survey therapeutic application of stem cells of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic origin for regeneration of bones, including in osteoporotic bone disease; to illuminate the application of hematopoietic stem cells in bone regeneration and to discuss their use as a biomarker to facilitate determination of a treatment. The contributors review cells as biomarkers for pediatric solid tumors, and weigh the advantages and limitations of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Also included are details of neural stem cell engraftment in the injured spinal cord; the regenerative potential of neural stem/progenitor cells of newborns and cancer gene therapy potential using neural stem cells. Like the preceding volumes in the series, this book is distinguished for its comprehensive approach, its distinguished roster of 58 contributors representing 10 different countries and its thorough review of leading-edge technology and methods.
Hayat: Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells, Volume 12
By M.A. Hayat
2014 (1st ed), 600 pages, $239 list
Volume 12 in this series explores the latest experimental and clinical uses of stem cells in the treatment of disease and of injuries and reviews methods for isolating multipotent endothelial-like cells from human adipose tissue and discusses clinical applications in cell therapy and regenerative medicine. The book is organized in five parts: Cancer Stem Cells, Pluripotent Stem Cells, Dendritic Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and General Applications. The first section includes chapters on histamine in the neural and cancer stem cell niches and emerging concepts of stem cell organization in the normal lung and in lung cancer. The section on Pluripotent Stem Cells includes discussion of the differentiation of dendritic cells from human induced pluripotent stem cell and the molecular mechanisms involved in reprogramming human somatic cells to generate induced pluripotent stem cells. Additional chapters cover the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes, characteristics of satellite cells and multipotent adult stem cells in the skeletal muscle. The section on Dendritic Stem Cells explores the critical role of notch signaling in the differentiation and function of dendrite. Other chapters cover hypertensive emergencies in children after stem cell transplantation and overcoming the radio resistance of lung cancer stem cells. The section on Regenerative Medicine reports on experiments on improved renal revascularization in pigs using stem cells and phenotypic correction of murine Hemophilia A using cell-based therapy. The concluding section, General Applications, discusses such topics as methods in mathematical modeling for stem cells, as well as molecular and functional characterization of human adipocytes.
Hayat: Tumors of the Central Nervous System
By M.A. Hayat
2011 (1st ed), 980 pages, $279 list
Advantages and limitations of biomarkers in gliomagenesis are described. Molecular subtypes of gliomas are detailed. The role played by TP53 gene mutation in the deadliest brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, is pointed out. The role of mutations of IDH1 and IDH2, and isocitrate dehydrogenases in malignant gliomas are presented. Metabolic differences in different regions of the glioma tumor are clarified. Various types of imaging modalities, including PET and SPECT, to diagnose gliomas in general and glioblastoma in particular in patients are explained in detail. Both low-grade and high-grade gliomas are discussed. Conventional as well as fluorescent-guided resection techniques for high-grade, recurrent malignant gliomas are detailed. Impact of resection extent on outcomes in patients with high-grade gliomas is clarified. The advantage of the use of intraoperative low-field MRI in glioma surgery is explained.
Higginson: Human Cancer: Epidemiology and Environmental Causes
By John Higginson
2005 (1st ed), 604 pages, $136 list
This important new reference book on human cancer provides a global picture of the epidemiology of cancer and its environmental causes. By summarising on a cancer-by-cancer basis geographical, environmental and ethical factors, the volume collates a wealth of information which, taken together, provides valuable insights into the causes of cancer and scope for its elimination and control. The contents include: (1) general epidemiological methods; (2) a review of known or suspected causes; (3) a detailed review of specific cancers; (4) a brief review of legal and ethical implications. The bibliography concentrates on recent key references and reviews.
Hunt: Molecular Oncology
By Jennifer Hunt
2013 (1st ed), 240 pages, $99 list
Clinically accessible information for pathologists on the fast moving field of molecular pathology and oncology, addressing molecular and genetic approaches to the diagnosis and classification of tumors, predictive biomarkers for treatment response and disease progression. Recurrent in this series, summaries are provided of Key Features of tumor, Key molecular prognostic markers and therapeutic markers, Tumor suppressor genes, and Oncogenes. Topics include molecular pathology of: Breast, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Genitourinary, Gynecologic, Hematopathology, Lung, Neuropathology, Pancreas/Biliary, and Sarcome.
Kantarjian: The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology
By Hagop Kantarjian
2011 (1st ed), 1400 pages, $195 list
The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology details the personalized multidisciplinary approach to cancer management pioneered by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is intended to bring a pragmatic approach to cancer management that can serve as a guide for oncologists around the world.
Kelly: Oncology Clinical Trials
By Kevin Kelly
2010 (1st ed), 424 pages, $125 list
Oncology Clinical Trials covers how to formulate a study question, selecting a study population, study design of Phase I, II, and III trials, toxicity monitoring, data analysis and reporting, use of genomics, cost-effectiveness analysis, systemic review and meta-analysis, and many other issues. Many examples of real-life flaws in clinical trials that have been reported in the literature are included throughout. The book discusses clinical trials from start to finish focusing on real-life examples in the development, design and analysis of clinical trials.
Knudsen: Cancer Diagnostics with DNA Microarrays
By Steen Knudsen
2006 (1st ed), 208 pages, $125 list
Authored by an international authority in the field, Cancer Diagnostics with DNA Microarrays is a complete reference work on the rapidly growing use of DNA microarray data in the diagnosis of and treatment planning for a large number of human cancers.
Lai: Intraepithelial Neoplasia
By Maode Lai
2009 (1st ed), 420 pages, 450 illus, $279 list
Intraepithelial neoplasia (IEN) are some kind of preinvasive lesions. The definition and identification of intraepithelial neoplasia is exceedingly important for early diagnosis and prevention of malignancy. This book introduces for the first time the concept of intraepithelial neoplasia for the entire body in detail and the diagnostic applications of intraepithelial neoplasia in many organs and systems – including the respiratory and digestive systems, pancreas, bile duct, breast, prostate, urinary system, female genital system and the skin. The book features a large number of original figures – 450 – from Chinese patients with detailed descriptions. The book can serve as a diagnostic reference and as a research guide to preinvasive lesions for pathologists, oncologists and scientists. In addition, it will be able to help medical and pathology students improve their understanding of early neoplasia.
Llombart-Bosch: New Trends in Cancer for the 21st Century
By Antonio Llombart-Bosch
2010 (1st ed), 420 pages, $179 list
This volume contains the lectures held at the International Symposium on Cancer "New Trends in Cancer for the 21st Century". Fundamental researchers, politicians and representatives from patient coalitions share their knowledge and interests as well as their concerns and experiences. Not only do these papers provide state-of-the-art information on cancer, they are also an opportunity to look at the problem from different points of view.
Lutio di Castelquidone: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
By Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelquidone
2010 (1st ed), 128 pages, 80 illus, $139 list
This book aims to provide a complete overview of the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). It has been conceived to be both a detailed guide for clinical practice and an updated reference for all those involved in the evaluation of GISTs imaging. The publication provides comprehensive descriptions of the full range of common imaging and nonimaging techniques used in the diagnosis and followup of GISTs.
Molls: The Impact of Tumor Biology on Cancer Treatment and Multidisciplinary Strategies
By Michael Molls
2009 (1st ed), 380 pages, 100 illus, $149 list
This book provides a detailed overview of the fundamentals of tumor biology and the influence of biologic factors on the design of therapeutic strategies and the outcome of established and emerging treatments. The topics reviewed include tumorigenesis, cell proliferation, angiogenesis, physiology of malignant tissues, adhesion and invasion, development of metastases, and the role of the immune system.
Nayar: Cytopathology in Oncology
By Ritu Nayar
2013, 600 pages, 93 illus, $139 list
In recent decades, cytopathology has assumed an increasing role in the primary diagnosis of mass lesions owing to its ability to deliver rapid, non-invasive, and timely information. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the role of cytology at various body sites. The diagnostic details covered are abbreviated in comparison with those in pathology texts. Instead, a more clinical approach is taken, with the focus on the advantages and limitations of techniques and the key features of entities that are important to clinicians. Pathological–clinical correlation is highlighted throughout the book, ensuring that it will be highly relevant for clinicians. In particular, physicians who deal with oncology patients will find it to be a rich source of guidance on how to use and understand cytopathology in the diagnosis and exclusion of malignancy.
Nose: Diagnostic Pathology: Familial Cancer Syndromes
By Vania Nose
2013 (1st ed), 700 pages, $249 list
Diagnostic Pathology: Familial Cancer Syndromes features a comprehensive review of the top 56 inherited tumor syndromes associated with neoplasms, which every surgical pathologists diagnoses in their daily sign-out practice. With over 175 chapters and written by well-known experts in the field, this book seeks to help surgical pathologists, clinicians, fellows, and residents understand the critical differences in diagnosing familial tumors and differentiating these from the sporadic counterpart. Besides the well-described pathology of these syndromes, the clinical implications on diagnosing these syndromes are also presented in detail. This book will guide pathologists and clinicians to master diagnostic criteria when diagnosing tumors associated with inherited tumor syndromes.
Pecorino: Molecular Biology of Cancer
By Lauren Pecorino
2012 (3rd ed), 352 pages, $51 list
The third edition of The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers a fresh approach to the study of the molecular basis of cancer, by showing how our understanding of the defective mechanisms that drive cancer is leading to the development of new targeted therapeutic agents.
Pelengaris: The Molecular Biology of Cancer
By Stella Pelengaris
2013 (2nd ed), 636 pages, $100 list
This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview of the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer and its treatment. Written by an international panel of researchers, specialists and practitioners in the field, the text discusses all aspects of cancer biology from the causes, development and diagnosis through to the treatment of cancer. The text offers in-depth coverage of traditional areas of study, while also discussing areas of controversy and emerging importance and highlighting future directions for research.
Raghavan: Textbook of Uncommon Cancer
By Derek Raghavan, Charles Blanke, David H. Johnson, Paul L. Moots, Gregory H. Reaman, Peter G. Rose, Mikkael A. Sekeres
2012 (4th ed), 1016 pages, $387 list
Now in its Fourth Edition, Textbook of Uncommon Cancer is designed to help clinicians manage the treatment of uncommon cancers, for which, in many instances, there are few established guidelines for care. No longer does each new presentation of an uncommon cancer require extended periods of research. This unique and well-established book provides balanced, authoritative, and now, wherever possible, evidence-based guidance on how to address each malignancy.
Ribatti: Mast Cells and Tumours
By Domenico Ribatti
2011 (1st ed), 150 pages, 28 illus, $189 list
In this book, the general biology of these cells, their development, anatomical distribution and phenotype as well as their secretory products will first be discussed. The biology of tumour cells, their structural and molecular characteristics, the specificity of the tumour microenvironment and the development of a vascular network in the tumour context will be analyzed. The involvement of mast cells in tumour biology and tumour fate will then be considered, with particular emphasis on the capacity of these cells to stimulate tumour growth by promoting angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. The last chapter suggest that mast cells may serve as a novel therapeutic target for cancer treatment.
Rubin: TNM Staging Atlas with Oncoanatomy
By Philip Rubin
2012 (2nd ed), 720 pages, $100 list
The Second Edition of TNM Staging Atlas with 3D Oncoanatomy has been updated to include all new cancer staging information from the Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. The atlas presents cancer staging in a highly visual rapid-reference format, with clear full-color diagrams and TNM stages by organ site. The illustrations—some original and some derived from Grant's Atlas of Anatomy—are three-dimensional, three-planar cross-sectional presentations of primary anatomy and regional nodal anatomy. They show the anatomic features identifiable on physical and/or radiologic examination and the anatomic extent of cancer spread which is the basis for staging.
Singh: Bone Metastasis
By Gurmit Singh
2010 (1st ed), 360 pages, $160 list
A state-of-the-art review of the molecular underpinnings of bone-seeking cancers, current treatment approaches for them, and future therapeutic strategies. The authors illuminate the role of various autocrine, paracrine, and immunological factors involved in the progression and establishment of bone metastases, highlighting the physiological processes that lead to bone degradation, pain, angiogenesis, and dysregulation of bone turnover. They also discuss the various strategies that appear to have promise and are currently deployed in treatment or are at the experimental stage.
Sobin: TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours
By Leslie Sobin
2009 (1st ed), 336 pages, $58 list
TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th Edition provides the latest, internationally agreed-upon standards to describe and categorize cancer stages and progression. Published in affiliation with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), this authoritative guide contains important updated organ-specific classifications that oncologists and other professionals who manage patients with cancer need to accurately classify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.
Stadler: Cancer Biology Review: A Case-Based Approach
By Walter Stadler
2013 (1st ed), 208 pages, $85 list
Utilizing the teaching value of real-world case discussions, Cancer Biology Review presents the principles of cancer biology in a clear and memorable manner, allowing the clinician to relate the cases shown in the book to those seen in practice. Focusing on ten topics in cancer biology for which there have been major changes in fundamental understanding, the authors provide a concise overview of the principles of each topic, followed by presentation of clinical cases illuminating the topic and detailed discussions. Summaries and key teaching points are highlighted at the end of each chapter to facilitate quick recall and review. The chapter authors are established translational experts in the biology being discussed as well practicing master clinicians.
Stubblefield: Synopsis of Clinical Oncology
By Michael Stubblefield
2010 (1st ed), 326 pages, $55 list
Authored by some of the world s leading cancer experts from wide ranging disciplines including oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and radiology this compact volume provides authoritative state-of-the-art primer level overviews of the various cancer types, their evaluation, and treatment. Every aspect of oncology is covered with clear, up-to-date descriptions of the general principles and concepts fundamental to attaining a clinical appreciation of the foundations of cancer care.Each chapter is concise but highlights the basic tenets health care professionals working with cancer patients need to know to understand the diseases and current treatment options. To facilitate review, Key Points are boxed in each chapter to summarize important clinical information and concepts at a glance. This book represents a synthesis of information from some of the top physicians in oncology that is not as easily accessed anywhere else.
Tan: Principles of Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Cancer Medicine
By Dongfeng Tan and Henry T. Lynch
2013, 992 pages, $249 list
The role of molecular genetics in the treatment of malignancy continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Today’s subspecialized multidisciplinary approach to oncology has incorporated advances in targeted molecular therapy, prognosis, risk assessment, and prevention—all based at least in part on molecular diagnostics and imaging. Inside this cutting-edge resource, readers will explore broad, comprehensive perspectives on the current trends in molecular diagnosis of cancer and personalized cancer medicine. Authoritative discussions share insights from noted experts in cancer research, clinical trials, molecular diagnostics, personalized therapy, bioinformatics, and federal regulations. From the basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis to the most advanced molecular screening, staging, and treatment technologies, readers will discover clear and straightforward discussions directly relevant to patient diagnosis and care.
Tuffaha: Phenotypic and Genotypic Diagnosis of Malignancies
By Muin Tuffaha
2008 (1st ed), 298 pages, $140 list
Carefully designed as an easy and quick reference, this desktop manual is for working pathologists who need to determine the particular type of cancer they are dealing with in a patient. To this end, the book contains many large tables of information to allow a fast analysis of results, providing all the relevant information to diagnose the full range of different tumors in humans.
Weinberg: The Biology of Cancer
By Robert Weinberg
2013 (1st ed), 960 pages, $150 list
The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology.
Wick: Metastatic Carcinomas of Unknown Origin
By Mark Wick
2008 (1st ed), 280 pages, $165 list
Metastatic Carcinomas of Unknown Origin, by Mark R. Wick, MD, is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated discussion of the clinical features, pathologic attributes, and treatment approaches of metastatic carcinomas of unknown origin (MCUOs). The book is divided into five topic areas, covering clinical presentations, methods of pathologic evaluation, techniques for topographic localization, and treatment and prognosis of carcinomas from an unknown anatomic source, as well as postmortem validation studies pertaining to those subjects.
Wittekind: TNM Supplement
By Christian Wittekind
2012 (4th ed), 284 pages, $55 list
The TNM Supplement, 4th Edition, includes new, detailed definitions of anatomical sites, regional lymph nodes, and TNM categories. It answers questions that frequently arise during daily use of the TNM system. Importantly, the TNM Supplement expands on the minimum requirements for pathological classification of individal tumour sites and enumerates the recommended criteria for each. Published in association with the Union for International Cancer Control, it provides oncologists with complementary material related to TNM staging not covered in TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th Edition.
Worden: Oncology Boards Flash Review
By Francis Worden
2013 (1st ed), 432 pages, $55 list
Oncology Boards Flash Review is a question-and-answer book designed to summarize the most important facts one needs to know for the medical oncology boards, including the most up-to-date information on well-established chemotherapy regimens for a variety of malignancies.
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