Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Wayne M. Koch
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781416052029
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You'll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for head and neck cancers. Apply expert advice on the best "next-step" plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points-such as the use of endoscopy in staging, chemoprevention, and promising gene therapies-with "key points" boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer
Author: Li-Ming Su
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781416045755
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prostate Cancer Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You'll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for prostate cancer. Apply expert advice on the best "next-step" plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points-such as new blood antibody testing as a supplement to PSA testing to identify patients at risk for prostate cancer-with "key points" boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Colorectal Cancer E Book

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series  Colorectal Cancer E Book
Author: Susan Gearhart,Nita Ahuja
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 1437735649
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Colorectal Cancer E Book Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for colon cancer. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as risk-adjusted screening for staging and the use of promising new gene therapies—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Prostate Cancer E Book

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series  Prostate Cancer E Book
Author: Li-Ming Su
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN: 0323415652
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Prostate Cancer E Book Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for prostate cancer. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as new blood antibody testing as a supplement to PSA testing to identify patients at risk for prostate cancer—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Breast Cancer E Book

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series  Breast Cancer   E Book
Author: Lisa Jacobs,Christina Finlayson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 1437736106
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Breast Cancer E Book Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for breast cancer. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as the promising new breast cancer vaccine, sentinel node biopsy, and hormone receptor tests—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Head and Neck Cancers E Book

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series  Head and Neck Cancers E Book
Author: Wayne Koch
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0323415636
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Head and Neck Cancers E Book Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for head and neck cancers. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as the use of endoscopy in staging, chemoprevention, and promising gene therapies—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Ovarian Cancer E Book

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series  Ovarian Cancer E Book
Author: Robert Bristow,Deborah Armstrong
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN: 0323415644
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series Ovarian Cancer E Book Book Excerpt:

Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for ovarian cancer. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as vaccines, paracentesis, and laparoscopic procedures for staging—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer
Author: Robert E. Bristow,Deborah Armstrong
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781416046851
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ovarian Cancer Book Excerpt:

Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for ovarian cancer. Apply expert advice on the best next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered.

Biomarkers in Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Biomarkers in Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Author: Sudhir Srivastava
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN: 1118468805
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomarkers in Cancer Screening and Early Detection Book Excerpt:

Prepared by world leaders on this topic, Biomarkers in Cancer Screening and Early Detection offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art perspective on the various research and clinical aspects of cancer biomarkers, from their discovery and development to their validation, clinical utility, and use in developing personalized cancer treatment. Offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art perspective on the various research and clinical aspects of cancer biomarkers Provides immediately actionable information – and hopefully also inspiration – to move discovery and clinical application forward Offers vital knowledge to help develop personalized cancer treatment for individual patients with specific cancers

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer
Author: Lisa K. Jacobs,Christina A. Finlayson
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781416049326
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breast Cancer Book Excerpt:

Packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures. The procedural video clips on the included CD-ROM, along with the small size and convenient format, make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference.

Early Detection and Treatment of Head Neck Cancers

Early Detection and Treatment of Head   Neck Cancers
Author: Rami El Assal,Dyani Gaudilliere,Stephen Thaddeus Connelly
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 3030698599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Detection and Treatment of Head Neck Cancers Book Excerpt:

Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a heterogeneous group of cancers that, if combined, represent one of the most common cancer types. Patients with HNC suffer significant morbidity and mortality due to the importance of the structures involved. Over two-thirds of these patients are diagnosed at a late stage, leading to a poor prognosis. Therefore, advancements in early detection and treatment of HNC are crucial. Volume I begins with a general overview, including the industry landscape, of HNC detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Next, it covers the applications of innovative technologies such as microfluidics, nanotechnology, and deep learning to early detect as well as study HNC. For example, studying the cellular features at a single-cell level became possible with the advancement of technologies such as mass cytometry or specifically, Cytometry by Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometry (CyTOF), which has revolutionized the way we can study complex human diseases such as HNC. Finally, the last few chapters are dedicated to describing the standard of care of HNC. The first volume of Early Detection and Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers is highly pertinent to the next generation of interdisciplinary clinicians, scientists, residents, and students who are particularly interested in HNC and in the translation of early detection methods, technologies, and research to clinical practice.

Cancer

Cancer
Author: Gary S. Stein,Kimberly P. Luebbers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2019-09-18
ISBN: 1118962885
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Book Excerpt:

A guide to recent insights into the genetic and epigenetic parameters of cancer biology and pathology and emerging clinical applications The thoroughly updated second edition of The Biology and Treatment of Cancer, now titled Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery, goes beyond reviewing the fundamental properties of cancer biology and the relevant issues associated with treatment of the disease. The new edition contains coverage of additional "patient centric" topics and presents cancer biology with selection of topics, facts, and perspectives written in easy-to-understand terms. With contributions from noted experts, the book explores recent advances in the understanding of cancer including breakthroughs in the molecular and cellular basis of cancer and provides strategies for approaching cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. The authors incorporate recent information on the genetic and epigenetic parameters of cancer biology and pathology with indications of emerging clinical applications. The text offers a unique guide to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and recovery for students, caregivers, and most importantly cancer patients. This significant book: Incorporates current insight into the genetic and epigenetic parameters of cancer biology and pathology and information on emerging clinical applications Contains contributions from leaders in cancer research, care, and clinical trials Offers an accessible guide to an accurate and balanced understanding of cancer and the cancer patient Focuses on the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship Written for medical students, students of cancer biology, and caregivers and cancer patients, Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery offers an authoritative overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with cancer biology, cancer research, and the spectrum of clinical considerations.

Early Detection

Early Detection
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Detection Book Excerpt:

In 2005, 7.6 million people died of cancer. More than 70% of those deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. WHO has developed a series of six modules that provides practical advice for program managers and policy-makers on how to advocate, plan and implement effective cancer control programs, particularly in low and middle income countries.The WHO guide is a response to the World Health Assembly resolution on cancer prevention and control (WHA58.22), adopted in May 2005, which calls on member states to intensify action against cancer by developing and reinforcing cancer control programs. This specific module investigates how to implement effective early detection of major types of cancer that are amenable to early diagnosis and screening.--Publisher's description.

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis Therapy and Prognosis

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis  Therapy and Prognosis
Author: M. A. Hayat
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2008-11-05
ISBN: 1402083696
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis Therapy and Prognosis Book Excerpt:

The enormity of the global healthcare costs vical. One-fifth of all cancers worldwide as a result of cancer infliction cannot be are caused by a chronic infection, for overemphasized. There are more than 100 example, human papilloma virus (HPV) types of cancers; any part of the body can causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B be affected. More than 11 million people virus (HBV) causes liver cancer. Tobacco are diagnosed with cancer every year, and use is the most common preventable cause it is estimated that there will be 16 mil- of cancer in the world. Approximately, lion new cases per year by the year 2020. 168,000 cancer deaths are expected to be In 2005, 7. 6 million people died of can- caused by tobacco use. Approximately, cer, that is, 13% of the 58 million deaths 40% of cancer could be prevented, mainly worldwide. It is estimated that 9 million by not using tobacco, having a healthy people will die from cancer worldwide in diet, being physically active, preventing 2015 and 11. 4 million will die in 2030. infections that may cause cancer, reduc- More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur ing exposure to sunlight, and avoidance of in low and middle income countries. excessive alcohol consumption and stress Five major cancer causing overall mor- (anger). A third of cancers could be cured talities per year worldwide are (WHO): if detected early and treated adequately. It is well established that scientific 1. Lung: 1.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer
Author: Susan L. Gearhart,Nita Ahuja
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781416046868
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colorectal Cancer Book Excerpt:

Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help readers make informed decisions on what is needed to diagnose and stage colorectal cancer. Figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care problems and solutions.

Early Detection and Treatment of Head Neck Cancers

Early Detection and Treatment of Head   Neck Cancers
Author: Rami El Assal,Dyani Gaudilliere,Stephen Thaddeus Connelly
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 3030698521
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Detection and Treatment of Head Neck Cancers Book Excerpt:

Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a heterogeneous group of cancers that, if combined, represent one of the most common cancer types. Patients with HNC suffer significant morbidity and mortality due to the importance of the structures involved. Over two-thirds of these patients are diagnosed at a late stage, leading to a poor prognosis. Therefore, advancements in early detection and treatment of HNC are crucial. This second volume provides an up-to-date overview of the theoretical background in the field of head and neck cancer (HNC) as well as of the emerging research that is impacting our understanding of this disease. The book begins with a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and staging of HNC. Next, it covers the essentials of potentially malignant disorders of the oral cavity, an important variety of HNC. Subsequently, it covers the newly emerging research in the field of HNC. The overall goal is to shift towards precision medicine (discussed in detail in Volume I), which will bring individualized clinical benefit to patients with HNC. This second volume of Early Detection and Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers concludes with the topic of chronic pain associated with HNC, including both the mechanisms of pain and the management strategies, and the emerging oral mucoadhesive drug delivery approach for HNC. All HNC surgeons, scientists, residents, and individuals whose lives have been touched by this disease, will recognize the impact pain has upon a patient’s health and his or her recovery trajectory.

Breast and Gynecological Cancers

Breast and Gynecological Cancers
Author: Mahesh K. Shetty
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-03-15
ISBN: 1461418763
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breast and Gynecological Cancers Book Excerpt:

Low- and middle-income countries have seen a dramatic rise in the incidence of breast and gynecological cancers in the past decade. Organized cancer screening programs are not widely available in developing countries, leading to disproportionately higher mortality rates compared to those in the developed world. This book addresses cost-effective strategies for implementing programs aimed at screening for the early detection of breast, cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. A well woman clinic concept providing such services as part of women’s health examinations is proposed, aiming to ensure patient compliance by limiting clinic visits required for initial testing and diagnosis of screen positive cases.

Cancer in the Elderly

Cancer in the Elderly
Author: Rosemary Yancik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer in the Elderly Book Excerpt:

Presents data on how age and age-related factors influence clinical care of the elderly with cancer.

Immunological Approaches to the Diagnosis and Therapy of Breast Cancer

Immunological Approaches to the Diagnosis and Therapy of Breast Cancer
Author: G.P. Talwar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN: 9781461290599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunological Approaches to the Diagnosis and Therapy of Breast Cancer Book Excerpt:

Once again we have gathered to discover and evaluate advances made in our ability to understand. diagnose and possibly treat breast cancer with the new reagents provided by monoclonal antibody techniques. In the last two years since our first International Workshop on Monoclonal Antibodies and Breast Cancer there has been an enormous surge in the number and quality of applications for these new reagents. Solid achievements have been made in identification and quantitation of estrogen and progesterone receptors. in histopathological diagnostic procedures. in serum diagnosis. and we are witnessing now the first attempts to treat breast cancer with immunoconjugates. Cytosolic estrogen receptors can now be quantitated with monoclonal antibodies. and also their cellular distribution can be directly assessed histologically. In addition. monoclonal antibodies to progesterone receptors have been generated that show promise in having similar uses as those to the estrogen receptor. In the field of diagnosis. the use of monoclonal antibodies has permitted the development of serological approaches for early diagnosis by identifying and measuring breast epithelial antigens in serum. and of histological approaches for establishing criteria for breast cancer dissemination and prognosis. With great expectations we are all following developments in the area of breast cancer treatment using conjugates of anti-breast epithelial monoclonal antibodies which are now confirming earlier reports in affecting breast tumor control. The recent creation of newer monoclonal antibodies and conjugates await experimentation and clinical trials to determine their value.

Cancer Biomarkers

Cancer Biomarkers
Author: Debmalya Barh,Angelo Carpi,Mukesh Verma,Mehmet Gunduz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 951
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 1466584297
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Biomarkers Book Excerpt:

Gleaning information from more than 100 experts in the field of cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy worldwide, Cancer Biomarkers: Non-Invasive Early Diagnosis and Prognosis determines the significance of clinical validation approaches for several markers. This book examines the use of noninvasive or minimally invasive molecular cancer markers that are under development or currently in use. It deals with a majority of commonly prevalent cancers and can help anyone working in the health-care industry to recommend or develop early diagnostics, at-risk tests, and prognostic biomarkers for various cancers. It explores the practice of determining biomarkers by their characteristics and relative methodologies, and presents the most recent data as well as a number of current and upcoming early diagnostic noninvasive molecular markers for many common cancers. It also considers the sensitivity and specificity of markers, biomarker market, test providers, and patent information. Approximately 30-35 Cancer Specific Noninvasive Molecular Diagnostic Markers in a Single Volume The book details the general and technical aspects of noninvasive cancer markers. It covers imaging, cutting-edge molecular technologies for biomarker development, and noninvasive or minimally invasive sources of molecular markers, as well as quality control and ethical issues in cancer biomarker discovery. It also provides a detailed account of brain, head and neck, and oral cancer markers, and provides information on a number of gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and mesothelioma markers. Emphasizes the Importance of Volatile Markers in Early Cancer Diagnosis Presents noninvasive early molecular markers in urological cancers Describes gynecological and endocrine cancer markers Details noninvasive markers of breast, ovarian, cervical, and thyroid cancers Addresses hematological malignancies Contains information on noninvasive molecular markers in myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma Provides comprehensive information on diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in cutaneous melanoma This text considers molecular technologies for biomarker development, noninvasive or minimally invasive sources of molecular markers, and quality control and ethical issues in cancer biomarker discovery.