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Prostate cancer

Author: J Ramon; L Denis
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Recent results in cancer research, v. 175.
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Prostate cancer treatment dates back almost treatment approaches is examined in the subse- 100years. However, in an era of rapid develop- quent chapters of this volume. ments and innovations in cancer research and Te text addresses the time-honoured h- uro-oncology, there is an increasing need to monal treatment, which has been the mainstay update our knowledge and especially to guide of prostate cancer management  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Prostate cancer.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006932038
(OCoLC)77013300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Ramon; L Denis
ISBN: 9783540409014 3540409017
OCLC Number: 184984643
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 271 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Epidemiology of prostrate cancer / Vera Nelen --
Natural history of prostatic carcinoma: the pathologist's perspective / Ferran Algaba, Isabel Trias, Yolanda Arce --
Prognostic factors in prostate cancer / Johan Braeckman, Dirk Michielsen --
The prevention of prostate cancer / Keith Griffiths, Domenico Prezioso, A. Turkes, Louis J. Denis --
Prostate cancer screening / P. Tenke, J. Horti, P. Balint, B. Kovacs --
Diagnosis of prostate cancer / Jehonathan H. Pinthus, Dalibor Pacik, Jacob Ramon --
Does localized prostate cancer exist? / Bernard Lobel --
Staging of prostate cancer / Zohar A. Dotan, Jacob Ramon --
Guidelines and counselling for treatment options in the management of prostate cancer / Axel Heidenreich --
Choices for surgery / Stéphane Larré, Laurent Salomon, Claude Clément Abbou --
Radiation therapy in prostate cancer / Moshe E. Stein, Dirk Boehmer, Abraham Kuten --
Cryoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound / Chris D'Hont --
The role of hormonal treatment in prostate cancer / Stephan H. Flüchter, Ralf Weiser, Christoph Gamper --
Androgen-independent prostate cancer / Dirk Schrijvers --
Prostate cancer treatment and quality of life / Domenico Prezioso, Raffaele Galasso, Mario Di Martino, Gennaro Iapicca --
Europa Uomo: the European prostate cancer coalition / Tom Hudson, Louis J. Denis.
Series Title: Recent results in cancer research, v. 175.
Responsibility: J. Ramon, L.J. Denis, (eds.).
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Prostate cancer treatment dates back almost treatment approaches is examined in the subse- 100years. However, in an era of rapid develop- quent chapters of this volume. ments and innovations in cancer research and Te text addresses the time-honoured h- uro-oncology, there is an increasing need to monal treatment, which has been the mainstay update our knowledge and especially to guide of prostate cancer management for some - our practice by innovations and evidence-based cades. Due to the increased diagnosis of prostate medicine. Prostate cancer is still evolving fol- cancer at earlier stages and the increased use of lowing improvements in disease detection and hormone therapy in earlier disease stages many better understanding of disease characteristics. patients will receive hormone therapy for a long Tis book addresses the current state of the art in period. Tese patients are at risk of acute and this still-developing feld and presents the reader chronic side efects of hormonal therapy. Te- with the information needed to make rational fore, the timing of initiating hormone therapy, patient decisions regarding treatment selection the type of hormone therapy and the monitoring and outcomes. of patients on long-term hormone therapy have Te growing body of knowledge regarding become crucial in the appropriate management epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, screen- of patients with prostate cancer. ing, diagnosis and staging is included in the frst Disease management in men with prostate half of the book.

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