This updated Fourth Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the biology of gynecologic cancer, the therapeutic modalities available, and the diagnosis and treatment of site-specific malignancies. Because of the importance of multimodality treatment, the site-specific chapters are co-authored by a surgical oncologist, a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and a pathologist. A significant portion of this edition focuses on monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and gene directed therapies and how they can greatly improve treatment outcomes. A new chapter on end-of-life care is also included. Three distinguished new editorsaRichard R. Barakat, MD, Maurie Markman, MD, and Marcus E. Randall, MDanow join the editorial team.Genetic testing for ovarian cancer predisposition was generally available by 1996 and has been growing in volume steadily since. It now appears that the major genes for susceptibility to gynecologic cancer have been found (Table 2.1).
|Title||:||Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology|
|Author||:||William J. Hoskins|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2005|