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April 8, 1983

Cancer and the Kidney

Author Affiliations

Evanston Hospital/Northwestern University Evanston, III

JAMA. 1983;249(14):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330380099047

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Why Cancer and the Kidney? Drs Rieselbach and Garnick have had the insight to realize that cancers, their treatment, and the kidney are inextricably entwined. As oncological subspecialties continue to mature, the permutations of these three entities are encountered with increasing frequency. This book will probably be the progenitor of a variety of books reviewing "Cancer and Your Organ of Greatest Interest."

Cancer and the Kidney is divided into five sections covering basic nephrology germane to oncology, humoral effects of malignant neoplasm on the kidney, mechanical tumor effects on the kidney, renal complications of antineoplastic therapy, and renal disease or its treatment as a carcinogenic force. Each section is preceded by a medical illustration, which adds little and takes up space. Those of us who are accustomed to the Frank Netter type of drawing will find these sketches primitive. However, they do not detract from the overall value of the