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Advances in Cancer Screening

Author : Anthony B. Miller
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Screening for cancer is an important focus of cancer control. Yet screening, as it involves administering a test to large segments of the population deemed to be at risk for the disease of interest, is potentially a major consumer of scarce health care resources. In addition, the benefits sought from cancer screening, particularly reduction in mortality from the disease, are not always realized, either for biological or organizational reasons. Thus, the paradigm that `early detection must always be beneficial', taught to health care professionals, and publicized widely through the media to the public, has been challenged in the last two decades for a number of cancer sites. It is the purpose of Advances in Cancer Screening to determine the extent to which the requirements for the introduction of population-based screening programs have been met, as a result of extensive research on screening during the last two decades, with a major concentration on findings from the recent decade.

Advances in Breast Cancer Detection

Author : Sam Brünner
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This book gives a synthesis of the latest advances in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. The information on mammographic screening and follow-up trials from Scandinavian and American screening centers is particularly important. The book also discusses cost/benefit problems, radiation risk from screening mammography, technical diagnostic examinations such as stereotactic biopsies and sonography, and non-palpable breast tumors. The contributions are from international specialists and represent the latest advances in the fight against breast cancer.

Advances in Cancer Control

Author : Association of Community Cancer Centers. Meeting
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This comprehensive volume presents a cross-section of reports from a variety of areas of cancer detection and treatment research. By focusing on the results of community-based prevention and control intervention programs, it examines a number of paradigms that community hospitals have developed for clinical research programs using the diverse skills of oncologists, nurses, and social workers. Highly detailed and practical, this work addresses the issues of basic biochemistry and molecular oncology as they relate to possible cancer prevention and intervention programs. Specific research data is provided on quitting smoking, chemoprevention and diet, breast cancer and bowel cancer screening, and cancer research and oncology practices in the community.

From FIT to Future

Author : Elisabeth Jacomine Grobbee
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Breast Cancer Advances in Biology and Therapeutics

Author : International Association for Breast Cancer Research. Meeting
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Contributions from leading authors in the field of clinical and biological breast cancer research constitute these three chapters: predisposition to breast cancer, carcinogenesis, and early breast cancer screening and management; tumour biology and prognostic; and therapeutics aspects of breast cancer. 21st Meeting of the International Association for Breast Cancer Research, Paris, 1996.

Advances in Cancer Survivorship Management

Author : Lewis E. Foxhall
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This volume presents the MD Anderson experience in providing care and services to the rapidly growing population of cancer survivors, which is currently estimated to be 12 million in the United States and more than 25 million worldwide. As cancer survival rates have increased, it has slowly become clear that the challenges faced by people with cancer do not end with treatment but simply change. This book aims to assist community oncologists, physicians, and their staff, who care for the vast majority of cancer survivors, by disseminating models of surveillance for disease recurrence, screening for second primary cancers, education regarding potential late effects of treatment, and psychosocial counseling. These models have proven valuable to cancer survivors who receive care at MD Anderson.

Clincal Cancer Advances 2006

Author : American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Novel Approaches to Colorectal Cancer

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Novel Approaches to Colorectal Cancer, Volume 151 in the Advances in Cancer Research series, is composed of 11 reviews covering state-of-the-art research relating to the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. The book's chapters were written by recognized experts in the field, and include sections on molecular biomarkers in diagnosis and therapy, the interplay of diet, lifestyle, and the microbiome, early-age onset disease, mutational signature analysis, challenges in early detection, immunotherapy, organoid technology, the role of epigenetic alterations, disparities in minority populations, field carcinogenesis, and cancer as an evolutionary process. Each of these topics provides novel insights and concepts on various aspects of the nature of colorectal cancer, offering new opportunities for the management of a major source of cancer incidence and mortality. Provides information on the timely nature of the included topics, which represent the most current concepts and approaches in cancer research Offers outstanding and original reviews on colorectal cancer research Provides the authority and expertise of the authors, all of whom are highly recognized and conducting state-of-the-art investigations in cancer, with this release focusing on colorectal cancer

Cancer Screening

Author : Khalid Aziz
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In Cancer Screening: A Practical Guide for Physicians, a panel of highly experienced clinicians and researchers from around the world present their up-to-date screening techniques for a wide variety of cancers. The techniques range from screening for breast, gynecological, and gastrointestinal cancers, to testing for urogenital, dermatological, and respiratory cancers. In addition to providing the busy practitioner with quick access to guidelines for particular cancers, the epidemiology and biology of the various cancers, as well as the sensitivity and specificity of the methods, are discussed in detail. Authoritative and physician-friendly, Cancer Screening: A Practical Guide for Physicians offers to all internists, oncologists, various subspecialists, and primary care physicians a concise practical review of cancer screening designed specifically for daily use in the consulting room.

Advances in Screening of Breast Cancer

Author : Constantinou Panayotis
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Management of Prostate Cancer

Author : Eric A. Klein
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The thoroughly updated and revised third edition of Management of Prostate Cancer provides concise and authoritative guidance to today's best therapeutic regimens for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Highlighting the latest major advances in the field, the book includes chapters on the most controversial areas of prostate cancer – screening, chemoprevention, and active surveillance; updated chapters on genetic risk and progression, biopsy schemes, treatment of complications, and comparative treatment outcomes for surgery; and new chapters on risk factors, new markers, nomograms, and focal therapy. This volume also features overviews of new and emerging drugs and treatment paradigms for castrate resistant disease, advances that promise to extend life and perhaps even cure a subset of men with metastatic disease. With its comprehensive illustrations and contributions from renowned experts in the field, Management of Prostate Cancer, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for practitioners in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Advances in Cancer Control

Author : Paul N. Anderson
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Lung Cancer

Author : Jack A. Roth
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The best and most concise single source for state-of-the-artdiagnosis and treatment of lung cancer –newly revised,updated, and expanded. Lung cancer has long been the number-one cause of death from cancerevery year and the third most frequently diagnosed after breast andprostate cancers. In 2010, about 15% of all cancer diagnoses and30% of all cancer deaths were due to lung cancer. Needless to say,there is a great need for more rapid advancements in diagnosis andtreatment of this devastating disease. Here is the comprehensively revised, updated, and expandededition of the well-established, evidence-based reference book thatdeals with the most recent advances in lung cancer prevention,screening, diagnosis, research, and treatment for the clinician.Edited and authored by leading authorities in the field, thisFourth Edition of the highly regarded Lung Cancer is betterthan ever –featuring nine new chapters along with sevenre-formatted ones that are nearly brand new in content andapproach. It covers Smoking Prevention and Cessation; MolecularProfiling; Somatic Genome Alterations in Human Lung Cancers;Management of Multi-Focal Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC);Primary Tracheal Tumors; Predictive Tumor Biomarkers for EGFRInhibitors; Non-Small Cell and Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma; andmore. This Fourth Edition of Lung Cancer: Provides the very latest research in the identification ofbiomarkers to predict a high risk for developing lung cancer– vital for implementing screening, diagnosis, and preventionstrategies Presents the newest lung cancer staging system, as well asupdated and cutting-edge surgical and radiation therapy techniquesthat make local tumor control more effective and less invasivewhile sparing normal tissues Discusses combined modality therapy and new chemotherapeuticagents which are yielding higher response rates and improvedsurvival when used in the adjuvant setting or concurrent withhighly sophisticated radiation or proton treatment Offers novel and emergent approaches to preventative,diagnostic, and therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on the bestevidence available from the latest studies and clinical trials With almost half of the revised and updated content being brandnew, Lung Cancer, Fourth Edition, is an important and vitalresource for all medical professionals and students involved in thecare and treatment of those struck with this catastrophicillness.

Breast Cancer Facts Myths and Controversies Understanding Current Screenings and Treatments

Author : Madelon L. Finkel Ph.D.
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This book, written for the layperson, provides evidence-based material explaining the complex and evolving evidence of the benefits and limitations of breast cancer screening and the advances in breast cancer treatment. A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most emotionally charged statements a woman can hear from her doctor. Understanding the rapid changes in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is challenging, especially for those without a medical background. This book will help explain the strengths and weaknesses of breast cancer screening, breast cancer treatment, and ways of coping with the disease (for oneself or a loved one). Written for the layperson, this text explains the history of disease prevention with a specific emphasis on breast cancer detection and treatment. The main chapters weigh the pros and cons of well-known but often mystifying screening tests, such as mammograms; discuss the benefits and side effects of targeted hormone therapies; consider holistic regimens that complement traditional medicine; and explore the mental, physical, and emotional strain caused by breast cancer. Concluding with the current breast cancer screening guidelines recommended by leading organizations in disease prevention, Breast Cancer Facts, Myths, and Controversies not only engages with the history of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, it looks ahead to a brighter future for survivors. Includes reader-friendly descriptions of screening tests and treatments, along with their benefits and risks Addresses the debate surrounding modern biomarker and genetic tests and whether or not testing is excessive Includes a list of support groups and organizations, as well as a summary of screening guidelines Includes a glossary of breast disease terms and terms used in testing and treatment Written by an expert epidemiologist known internationally whose career has focused on women's health

Lung Cancer

Author : Karen L. Reckamp
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This book describes the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer development and progression that determine therapeutic interventions in the era of genomics, when the rapid evolution in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment necessitates critical review of new results to integrate advances into practice. The text opens with background and emerging information regarding the molecular biology of lung cancer pathogenesis. Updated results regarding lung cancer prevention and screening are discussed, followed by chapters on diagnostic techniques and pathological evaluation. This leads on to a detailed presentation of treatment modalities, from surgery and radiation therapy to standard chemotherapy and targeted agents. The coverage includes resistance to therapy and the emergence of immunotherapy for lung cancer; in addition, the current evidence in respect of small cell lung cancer is summarized. The book presents insights from experts across disciplines to emphasize the importance of collaborative care. Advances in our understanding of issues in geriatric oncology and palliative care complete the comprehensive discussion of lung cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Author : Han-Mo Chiu
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This book offers a self-contained review of the theoretical and practical basis of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and represents a significant burden for both public health and health care systems. However, colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented using effective screening, and many countries and regions have launched population colorectal cancer screening programs. This book covers various essential aspects of colorectal cancer screening, including the epidemiology of colorectal cancer, the various screening and diagnostic tests or exams, quality issues in colorectal cancer screening, necessary infrastructures, the evaluation of effectiveness, and economic appraisals of screening programs. Focusing on organized screening, in which various quality indicators can easily monitored and effectiveness is more likely to be evaluated, it discusses the basics of screening theory and the natural history of colorectal neoplasms, to help readers understand the rationale behind cancer screening. Lastly, it features international consensus and guidelines on colorectal cancer screening to highlight the current trends in the field. This comprehensive book on recent technological developments and conceptual advances in colorectal cancer screening is a valuable resource for public health workers and clinicians alike.

Advances in Colorectal Neoplasia An Issue of Surgical Clinics E Book

Author : Sean J. Langenfeld
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This issue of Surgical Clinics of North America focuses on Advances in Colorectal Neoplasia, and is edited by Dr. Sean J. Langenfeld. Articles will include: Colorectal cancer screening; Imaging for colon and rectal cancer; The difficult colorectal polyp; Emergency presentations of colorectal cancer; Advances in laparoscopic colorectal surgery; Robotic colorectal surgery; Local excision of rectal cancer; New strategies in rectal cancer; Hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes; Dysplasia and cancer in inflammatory bowel disease; Atypical colorectal neoplasms; Resection of the primary tumor in stage IV colorectal cancer: when is it necessary?; Cytoreduction and HIPEC for colorectal cancer; Molecular markers for colorectal cancer, and more!

Advances in Veterinary Oncology An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice E Book

Author : Annette N. Smith
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This issue focuses on new advances in oncology in treating dogs and cats. Topics include: Use of metronomic chemotherapy in veterinary cancer patients, Evidence-based integrative medicine in clinical veterinary oncology, The role of surgery in multimodality cancer therapy for small animals, Cancer screening tests for small animals, Antibiotic use in veterinary oncology patients, Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in veterinary oncology practice, Stereotactic radiosurgery/Advances in veterinary radiation therapy, Tumor vaccines in veterinary oncology practice, Chemotherapy safety in clinical veterinary oncology, Role of neutering in cancer development, and more!

Advances in Esophageal and Gastric Cancers An Issue of Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America E Book

Author : David H. Ilson
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This issue of Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, guest edited by Dr. David Ilson, is devoted to Topics in Esophageal and Gastric Cancers. Dr. Ilson has assembled expert authors to review the following topics: Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Emerging Role in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer; Novel Targeted Therapies in Esophagogastric Cancer; The Role of Nutritional Support in Esophagogastric Cancer; Screening and Preventive Strategies in Esophagogastric Cancer; Current Progress in HER2 Targeted Therapies in Esophagogastric Cancer; The Role of Radiotherapy in Esophagogastric Cancer; Endoscopic Management of Early Esophagogastric Cancer; Current Progress in the Adjuvant Treatment of Gastric Cancer; Controversies and Consensus in Preoperative Therapy of Esophageal and GE Junction Cancers; Issues in the Management of Esophagogastric Cancer in Geriatric Patients; East versus West: The Asian Perspective on the Surgical and Adjuvant Management of Esophagogastric Cancer; The Current Status of Immunotherapies in Esophagogastric Cancer; and more!

Advances in Cancer Biomarkers

Author : Roberto Scatena
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At present there are a growing number of biomolecules under investigation to understand their potential role as cancer biomarker for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic purposes. Intriguingly, the state of art on cancer biomarkers research shows interesting and promising results together to clamorous failures. Also from a clinical point of view, there are contradictory results on routine clinical use of the present cancer biomarkers. Some patients may be simply monitored in their course by a periodic blood sample, but sometimes this monitoring shows dramatic limits. A lot of patients show serious and extensive relapses without significant change in serum concentrations of biomarkers tested. Often the physician who should utilize these biomarker does not entirely know their limits and the total potential applications as well and sometimes this knowledge is influenced by economical and marketing strategies. This limited and “polluted” knowledge may have dramatic consequences for patient. The aim of this book is to diffuse all aspects of cancer biomarkers, from their biochemical peculiarities to all clinical implications by passing through their physiology and pathophysiology. This critical approach towards old and new cancer biomarkers should foster a deepened and useful understanding of the diagnostic and prognostic index of these fundamental parameters of laboratory medicine and in the same time facilitating the research of new and more sensitive-specific signals of the cancer cell proliferation.