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Systemic Treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Author: Alan Horwich
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010.
Series: Oxford oncology library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prostate cancer is one of the commonest cancers in men in the western world, and the prevalence is rising currently due to improvements in screening and treatment. Serum PSA represents a useful marker of disease. It has frequently a long natural history, creating the opportunities for multiple sequential therapeutic interventions. For patients with high risk local disease or with metastases, endocrine therapy is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Horwich, Alan.
Systemic Treatment of Prostate Cancer.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Horwich
ISBN: 9780191575815 019157581X 1283348330 9781283348331 0199561427 9780199561421
OCLC Number: 763157034
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended in the Oncology Category, BMA Medical Book Awards 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (102 pages).
Contents: Biological principles of hormone therapy --
PSA as a marker of progression and response in advanced prostate cancer --
Neo-adjuvant and adjuvant hormone therapy for high-risk localized prostate cancer --
Systemic treatment of recurrence after local therapies --
First-line hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer --
Second- and third-line hormone therapies --
Chemotherapy for metastatic prostate cancer --
Role of bisphosphonates in the systemic treatment of prostate cancer --
Systemic isotope therapy of bone metastasis --
Biological targets and new drug development for prostate cancer.
Series Title: Oxford oncology library.

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Part of the Oxford Oncology Library, this pocketbook summarises the up-to-date information on the use of systemic therapies in the management of prostate cancer (early stage, metastatic disease, and  Read more...

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