Weighing in at slightly less than seven pounds, this
1189-page textbook stands as the authoritative reference on both
psychological issues in the care of persons with cancer and the
psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer
risk and survival. Psycho-oncology is the sequel to
Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with
Cancer, published in 1989.
The book has 18 parts, each edited by one or several of seven
editors. There are 160 contributors who work in multiple disciplines at
a wide range of institutions throughout the world. The 102 chapters
address a host of topics, such as "Diet and Cancer," "Personality
and Coping," "Sarcoma," "Schizophrenia," "Screening
Procedures for Psychological Distress," and "Behavioral
Interventions in Pediatric Oncology."
Psycho-oncology. JAMA. 1999;281(17):1649. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-17-jbk0505