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Carcinoma of the Prostate

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With contributions by numerous experts

The American Cancer Society anticipates that during 1995, 244000 new cases of cancer of the prostate will have been diagnosed in the United States, with 40400 deaths from the disease process. The rapid increase in the actual number of new cases in the United States is directly related to more regularized digital rectal examinations and the more frequent and widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening programs. As a conse quence, major controversies have emerged in how best to manage the patient with cancer of the prostate. These include the necessity of PSA screening programs, how to interpret PSA values, what imaging studies are most appropriate for definition of the true extent of the disease process, the value of pretreatment surgical staging of the disease process, and the value of different treatments. The latter encompass a wide range of options: observa tion, radical prostatectomy, the Walsh-type prostatectomy procedure, definitive external beam radiation therapy, local interstitial implantation using iodine-125, iridium-l92, or palladium-103, orchiectomy, cryosurgery, hyperthermia, and various antitestosterone agents such as estrogens or LH,RH agonists. The present volume deals with the major parameters of controversy with regard to cancer of the prostate and will enable the reader to acquire a better understanding of the disease and how best it might be managed to achieve an optimal outcome with a minimum of complications.


The book provides comprehensive coverage of innovations in the management of capsula-confined and metastatic endocrine-responsive and endocrine-unresponsive prostate cancer. Besides detailed chapters on the entire range of treatment options, there are background chapters on the epidemiology, development, and natural history of the untreated disease. The controversial issue of the value of prostate-specific antigen as a screening tool is also fully discussed. All chapters have been written by internationally recognized experts in their fields.This volume is an authoritative review of treatment concepts that will appeal to all concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of carcinoma of the prostate.


Causative Factors.- Natural History.- Screening for Prostatic Carcinoma.- Pathology.- Chromosome Abnormalities in Adenocarcinoma.- Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy.- Imaging Modalities in Diagnosis and Staging.- Conservative Management.- Surgical Treatment: The European Experience.- Pattern of Failure in Surgically Treated Patients.- Complications of Radical Prostatectomy.- Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy : The USC Experience.- Surgical Salvage Options in Patients with Recurrent Tumor Following Radiotherapy.- Benefits and Risks of Early Treatment Decisions: The Use of Decision Analysis Model.- Treatment Results with External Beam Radiotherapy.- Pattern of Failure in Patients Treated with External Beam Radiotherapy.- External Beam Radiotherapy for Localized Prostatic Cancer at Stanford: Update at the 38th Year.- What is the Place of Brachytherapy in the Management.- Complications of Pelvic Irradiation.- Adjuvant Radiotherapy Following Radical Prostatectomy.- Conformal Radiotherapy.- Systemic Therapy.- Hyperthermia.- Cryotherapy.


Titel: Carcinoma of the Prostate
Untertitel: Innovations in Management
EAN: 9783642646270
ISBN: 3642646271
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 380
Gewicht: 819g
Größe: H270mm x B193mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996.



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