Medical Therapy of Breast Cancer

Zenon Rayter, Janine Mansi
Cambridge University Press, 2003 M01 9
There have been very significant advances across many areas of the study, investigation and treatment of breast cancer. This publication surveys how scientific advances have influenced, improved and extended therapeutic options. The volume spans prevention, screening, genetics, and treatment of pre-invasive breast cancer, before focusing in depth on management of established breast cancer. This includes chapters on the various therapeutic options available and their role in treating breast cancer from the very earliest stage through to advanced and metastatic breast cancer. In addition, the text looks forward at the potential for emerging experimental strategies to become adopted into medical management in the future. The volume concludes with a chapter on palliative care. This wide-ranging account will be essential for breast cancer specialists, trainees in oncology and clinical research scientists.

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1 History of breast cancer therapy
2 Chemoprevention of breast cancer
3 Familial breast cancer
4 Hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer
5 Screening for breast cancer
6 The management of in situ breast cancer
7 Adjuvant systemic therapy
8 Adjuvant radiotherapy in the management of breast cancer
9 Predictors of response and resistance to medical therapy
10 Primary medical therapy in breast cancer
11 Medical therapy of advanced disease
12 Experimental approaches
13 The place of bisphosphonates in the management of breast cancer
14 Palliative care in breast cancer
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Zenon Rayter is Consultant Surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. He is Director of the Bristol Breast Unit, Chairman of the Breast Site Specialist Group of Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services, and Vice President of the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Janine Mansi is Consultant Medical Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George Hospital Medical School, Regional Speciality Advisor for Medical Oncology for South West London and an executive member of the Association of Cancer Physicians.

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