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Books, Journals, New Media
May 5, 1999

Psycho-oncology

JAMA. 1999;281(17):1649. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-17-jbk0505

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."

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