Oxford Case Histories in Oncology

Author: Thankamma V. Ajithkumar


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  • ISBN: 9780199664535
  • Author: Thankamma V. Ajithkumar
  • Publ Date: 2014-03-11
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  • Pages: 320
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 246660

Table of Contents :

1. Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown head and neck primary site ; 2. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma ; 3. Small cell lung cancer during pregnancy ; 4. Breast metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer ; 5. Lung cancer in non-smokers ; 6. Single brain metastasis from breast cancer ; 7. Breast cancer at a nuclear power station ; 8. Oesophageal cancer ; 9. Stomach cancer ; 10. Neuroendocrine tumour ; 11. A patient presenting with painless jaundice ; 12. Colon cancer ; 13. Rectal cancer ; 14. Anal cancer ; 15. A clinical case of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in an adult ; 16. Prostate cancer ; 17. Testicular cancer ; 18. Cervical cancer ; 19. Ovarian cancer ; 20. Cancer in a renal transplant recipient ; 21. Melanoma ; 22. Merkel cell carcinoma ; 23. Soft tissue sarcoma ; 24. Bone sarcoma ; 25. Brain tumour ; 26. Hodgkin Lymphoma ; 27. Solitary plasmacytoma ; 28. Clinical trial ; 29. A Jejunal tumour ; 30. The Role of Specialist Palliative Care


Oxford Case Histories in Oncology contains 30 well-structured cases from clinical practice, giving a comprehensive coverage of the diagnostic and management dilemmas in oncology. The cases cover a wide spectrum of oncology including rare presentations and clinical problems of common cancers. Each case comprises a brief clinical history with relevant clinical examination findings. Questions are based on clinical investigations and aspects of management. Detailed answers are based on the best available evidence from the latest research, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and guidelines from national and international academic bodies. The text is complimented by over 50 illustrations, including radiographic images and radiotherapy treatment plans. The format of this book is thought provoking, and it helps to improve critical thinking and interpretative skills. It is a perfect self-assessment tool for oncology and palliative medicine trainees and consultants, and will be useful for those preparing for exit examinations in oncology. It will also be of interest to non-specialist readers who wish to improve their skills in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of cancers.

Author Biography:

Tom Roques trained as a clinical oncologist in London and Vancouver. He has been a consultant in Norwich since 2004 and Clinical Director there since 2009. He specializes in head and neck and thyroid cancers and has particular interests in technical radiotherapy and in doctor-patient communication.


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