More Details about POCKET ONCOLOGY 2nd Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Alexander Drilon and Michael Postow and Neil Vasan and Maria I Carlo
PublisherWolters Kluwer
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN9781496391032
Pages374
BindingSoftbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearMay 2018

Description

Written and edited by leading cancer experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Pocket Oncology, Second Edition, is a practical, high-yield reference for trainees and practitioners of medical oncology and hematology. This easy-to-use, loose-leaf resource contains up-to-date information essential to caring for patients with cancer, from cancer biology, prevention, screening, treatment and supportive care to new advances in immuno-oncology and precision medicine. Includes new information on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy toxicity, and novel oral anticoagulants, as well as more information on precision targeted therapeutic strategies. Presents each oncologic disease on two facing pages that review initial clinical presentation, pathophysiology, staging, current standards of care treatments, and active areas of current research. Follows the popular Pockets Notebook format, featuring bulleted lists, tables, diagrams, and algorithms that make essential facts easy to find and retain. Contains helpful appendices on radiographic response criteria, quality of life assessments, tumor markers, and more, plus a section of clinically essential color photos. Ideal as a pocket reference for daily practice as well as an accepted and trusted resource for trainees and other members of the oncology care team. Includes new information on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy toxicity, and novel oral anticoagulants, as well as more information on precision targeted therapeutic strategies. Presents each oncologic disease on two facing pages that review initial clinical presentation, pathophysiology, staging, current standards of care treatments, and active areas of current research. Follows the popular Pockets Notebook format, featuring bulleted lists, tables, diagrams, and algorithms that make essential facts easy to find and retain. Contains helpful appendices on radiographic response criteria, quality of life assessments, tumor markers, and more, plus a section of clinically essential color photos. Ideal as a pocket reference for daily practice as well as an accepted and trusted resource for trainees and other members of the oncology care team. “Given the significant and rapid advances in the field of oncology, especially in targeted therapy and immuno-oncology, this new and revised edition of this pocket guide is justified. This handy pocket book that literally fits in a lab coat pocket yet covers a wide range of topics, from cancer biology, prevention, and screening to treatment and care for multiple indications in hematology/oncology, is intended as a concise reference for clinicians. The main emphasis is on providing information at the fingertips that general providers and those in training will find useful. This handy book is well suited for medical oncologists and trainees, and more broadly, anyone interested in gleaning concise information on the subject. This easy-to-use, loose-leaf pocket guide is well conceived and very well organized so that in two small pages, it presents all the information there is to learn about the practical aspects of a given oncology indication. It is divided into 28 thematic sections that cover the breadth of hematology and oncology, which are further subdivided into 144 two-page spreads on each topic. Major revisions include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, immunotherapy toxicity, novel oral anticoagulants, etc. Where appropriate, illustrations and tables are used to make topics easier to understand. Finally, a section with clinically essential color photos and appendixes makes this handy pocket edition a well-rounded companion.