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DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 12th Edition

The standard-setting text in oncology for 40 years, DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 12th Edition, provides authoritative guidance and strategies for managing every type of cancer by stage and presentation. Drs. Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., Theodore S. Lawrence, and Steven A. Rosenberg oversee an outstanding team of expert contributing authors who keep you up to date and fully informed in this fast-changing field. This award-winning reference is also continually updated on Health Library and VitalSource platforms for the life of the edition.

  • Integrates basic science into individual cancer chapters for more efficient reference
  • Features quarterly updates that include late-breaking developments in oncology such as new drugs and clinical trials, as well as new case studies and interactive algorithms
  • Offers balanced, multidisciplinary advice from a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist
  • Provides updated content on immunotherapy and genetics throughout
  • Includes important related topics such as cancer screening and prevention, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues
  • Now available in a convenient single volume, or a seven-multivolume option for portability and ease of use

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  • Table of contents

    PART I: Molecular Biology of Cancer

    PART II: Etiology and Epidemiology of Cancer
    SECTION 1. ETIOLOGY OF CANCER
    SECTION 2. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CANCER

    PART III: Cancer Therapeutics

    PART IV: Cancer Prevention and Screening

    PART V: Practice of Oncology
    SECTION 1. CANCER OF THE HEAD AND NECK
    SECTION 2. CANCER OF THE THORACIC CAVITY
    SECTION 3. CANCERS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT
    SECTION 4. CANCERS OF THE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM
    SECTION 5. GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS
    SECTION 6. CANCER OF THE BREAST
    SECTION 7. CANCER OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    SECTION 8. SARCOMAS OF SOFT TISSUE AND BONE
    SECTION 9. CANCERS OF THE SKIN
    SECTION 10. NEOPLASMS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    SECTION 11. CANCERS IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS
    SECTION 12. LYMPHOMAS IN ADULTS
    SECTION 13. LEUKEMIAS AND PLASMA CELL TUMORS
    SECTION 14. OTHER CANCERS
    SECTION 15. ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES
    SECTION 16. TREATMENT OF METASTATIC CANCER
    SECTION 17. STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION
    SECTION 18. MANAGEMENT OF ADVERSE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT

    PART VI: Palliative and Alternative Care
    SECTION 1. SUPPORTIVE CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE
    SECTION 2. COMPLEMENTARY, ALTERNATIVE, AND INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES

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  • Author biographies

    Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD, is the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at the Yale Cancer Center and Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and was formerly the Director of the Yale Cancer Center from 1993 to 2003. Dr. DeVita has earned international recognition for his accomplishments as a pioneer in the field of oncology. His professional accomplishments include developing a combination chemotherapy program that led to curative chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease and diffuse large cell lymphomas and developing the MOPP four-drug combination which increased the cure rate for patients with advanced Hodgkin’s disease from nearly zero to over 70%. Dr. DeVita currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals and is the author or co-author of more than 450 scientific articles.

    Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD, FASTRO, FASCO, is the Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is Immediate Past President of the Radiation Oncology Institute and Immediate Past Chair of the Radiation Sciences and Medicine Working Group of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). Dr. Lawrence is an editor of the Cancer Journal, the associate editor of Seminars in Radiation Oncology, a senior editor for Cancer Research, and a scientific editor for Cancer Discovery. He has received numerous awards, has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been continuously supported by the National Cancer Institute for over 25 years.

    Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, is Chief of Surgery at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and a Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He is a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Rosenberg pioneered the development of immunotherapy that resulted in the first effective immunotherapies for patients with advanced cancer. He also pioneered the development of gene therapy and was the first to successfully insert foreign genes into humans. In recent work, Dr. Rosenberg established new approaches for the application of immunotherapy to patients with a variety of common solid cancers by targeting the unique mutations present in the patient’s cancer. Dr. Rosenberg has received numerous awards and has published over 1,100 papers in the peer-reviewed literature.

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