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October 8, 1982

Genitourinary Cancer Surgery

JAMA. 1982;248(14):1761. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330140069044

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The editors have undertaken the extremely ambitious task of presenting material on all varieties of genitourinary tract cancer and on all of the current surgical approaches that have proved useful in the management of these tumors. They have enlisted the assistance of a large number of excellent authors and, in my opinion, they have succeeded as well as can be done in this type of undertaking. Most of the chapters are clearly written, readable, and well referenced. Each of the sections presents the mainstream of urologic thinking as well as the particular interests and opinions of the individual authors. The drawings are, in general, of good quality but in a few instances are so sparse as to make orientation difficult.

The problem areas for the editors and for this book are, of course, those aspects of genitourinary tract cancer therapy and investigation that are currently in flux. These areas include,