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A CONCISE YET THOROUGH OVERVIEW OF THE MEDICATIONS AND APPROACHES USED IN CANCER CARE--BACKED BY THE AUTHORITY OF HARRISON'S Harrison's Manual of Oncology is a carry-anywhere guide to the care of patients with cancer. Enhanced by the latest published results, this valuable clinical companion features numerous tables and succinct, outline-style text that puts important information at your fingertips. You will find content that goes beyond the treatment of primary or metastatic disease to encompass the treatment of all therapeutic complications. The opening sections of Harrison's Manual of Oncology are devoted to the classes of agents used to treat cancer and reviews their pharmacology and mechanisms of action. This section is followed by a detailed discussion of the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of all major types of cancer. There is a strong focus on symptom management and complications of treatment, including pain, nausea and vomiting, anemia, febrile neutropenia, metabolic emergencies, thrombosis, psychological issues, and end-of-life care.
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Bruce Allan Chabner is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Research at the MGH Cancer Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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