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Books, Journals, New Media
April 8, 1998

Cancer Follow-upCancer Patient Follow-up

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for softwareHarriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Frank E. Johnson and Katherine S. Virgo, 554 pp, with illus, $69, ISBN 0-8151-4925-5, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;279(14):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.279.14.1122-JBK0408-2-1

This comprehensive multiauthored textbook on follow-up of the patient with cancer fills an enormous gap in the published knowledge base for the oncology practitioner. The details of patient follow-up strategies in the care of the cancer patient remain largely determined by each practitioner and until recently have been poorly defined. As the editors point out in the preface, "There are currently few well-accepted standards for cancer patient follow-up." As the delivery of medical care becomes more focused on outcomes and cost-effectiveness, oncologists need more guidance on what constitutes an appropriate follow-up regimen.

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