ABC of Prostate Cancer

Author: Prokar Dasgupta


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  • ISBN: 9781444334371
  • Author: Prokar Dasgupta
  • Publ Date: 2011-12-09
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 80
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13897

Table of Contents :

Contributors vii
Foreword ix
1 Applied Anatomy of the Prostate 1 Prasanna Sooriakumaran Karl-Dietrich Sievert Abhishek Srivastava and Ashutosh Tewari
2 Pathology of Prostate Cancer 5 Murali Varma and Ashish Chandra
3 Biology of Prostate Cancer 8 R. William G. Watson and John M. Fitzpatrick
4 Prostate Cancer Diagnosis 11 Robin Weston Anthony J. Costello and Declan G. Murphy
5 Imaging of Prostate Cancer 14 James Halls and Uday Patel
6 Screening for Prostate Cancer 18 Richard J. Bryant and Freddie C. Hamdy
7 Active Surveillance 22 Judith Dockray Pardeep Kumar Lars Holmberg and Gordon Muir
8 Open Radical Prostatectomy 25 Wim van Haute and Hein van Poppel
9 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 29 Pardeep Kumar and Declan Cahill
10 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy 33 Ben Challacombe and Jim Peabody
11 Prostate Brachytherapy 37 Peter Acher and Rick Popert
12 HIFU 40 Louise Dickinson Hashim U. Ahmed and Mark Emberton
13 Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer 44 Alastair Henderson and John Davies
14 Advances in External Beam Radiotherapy 48 David Landau Nadia Walsh and Asad Qureshi
15 Recent Advances in Hormonal Therapy 51 Heather Payne Reena Davda and Mark R. Feneley
16 Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer 54 Roger S. Kirby Prokar Dasgupta and John M. Fitzpatrick
17 Immunology of Prostate Cancer 57 Oussama Elhage Christine Galustian Richard Smith and Prokar Dasgupta
18 New Approaches to Prostate Cancer 63 Megan S. Schober Roger S. Kirby and Prokar Dasgupta
Index 67


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and US and the second most common worldwide.

The ABC of Prostate Cancer provides fully illustrated guidance on the treatment and management of prostate cancer. It covers the biology, anatomy, and pathology of prostate cancer, screening, and active surveillance and monitoring. It presents an assessment of treatment options including prostatectomy, bracytherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, along with modern diagnostic tests and an overview of new approaches to prostate cancer.

With an international author team, the ABC of Prostate Cancer is ideal for general practitioners, family physicians, specialist nurses, junior doctors, medical students and others working with prostate cancer patients and their families.

Author Biography:

Prokar Dasgupta is Consultant Urological Surgeon,Department of Urology, King's College London, Guy s and StThomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Roger S. Kirby is Consultant Urologist, The ProstateCentre, London
Foreword by Peter T. Scardino


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