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December 1983

Cancer Therapy

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

 

edited by David S. Fischer and John C. Marsh, 749 pp, with illus, $69.69, Boston, GK Hall Medical Publishers, 1982.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(12):2237. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350120027003

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Abstract

This book is a blend of Conn's Current Therapy and a standard house staff manual; the emphasis is on the principles of cancer diagnosis and management from the perspective and experience of the chapter's authors or editors. The major attractions of this book for the reader are the clear presentation of complex treatment protocols that are based primarily on cooperative group data and the many charts (appendices) that detail needed and hard-to-find information, eg, the contents of commercial nutritional formulae, recommendations for a hospital's "no resuscitation" procedure, postdiagnosis follow-up procedures or tests for adults with common neoplasms, telephone numbers and addresses for cooperative group administrative and statistical offices, and the normal values for standard and esoteric laboratory tests pertinent to the treatment of patients with cancer.

The book has five major parts. Part 1 is entitled "General Considerations" and includes chapters on the etiology, diagnosis, detection, and screening of cancer

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