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ABC of Prostate Cancer

ISBN: 978-1-4443-4690-9
80 pages
October 2011, BMJ Books
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and US and the second most common worldwide.

The ABC of Prostate Cancer provides fully illustrated guidance on the treatment and management of prostate cancer. It covers the biology, anatomy, and pathology of prostate cancer, screening, and active surveillance and monitoring. It presents an assessment of treatment options including prostatectomy, bracytherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, along with modern diagnostic tests and an overview of new approaches to prostate cancer.

With an international author team, the ABC of Prostate Cancer is ideal for general practitioners, family physicians, specialist nurses, junior doctors, medical students and others working with prostate cancer patients and their families.

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Table of Contents

Contributors, vii

Foreword, ix

1 Applied Anatomy of the Prostate, 1
Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Abhishek Srivastava and Ashutosh Tewari

2 Pathology of Prostate Cancer, 5
Murali Varma and Ashish Chandra

3 Biology of Prostate Cancer, 8
R. William G. Watson and John M. Fitzpatrick

4 Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, 11
Robin Weston, Anthony J. Costello and Declan G. Murphy

5 Imaging of Prostate Cancer, 14
James Halls and Uday Patel

6 Screening for Prostate Cancer, 18
Richard J. Bryant and Freddie C. Hamdy

7 Active Surveillance, 22
Judith Dockray, Pardeep Kumar, Lars Holmberg and Gordon Muir

8 Open Radical Prostatectomy, 25
Wim van Haute and Hein van Poppel

9 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy, 29
Pardeep Kumar and Declan Cahill

10 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, 33
Ben Challacombe and Jim Peabody

11 Prostate Brachytherapy, 37
Peter Acher and Rick Popert

12 HIFU, 40
Louise Dickinson, Hashim U. Ahmed and Mark Emberton

13 Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer, 44
Alastair Henderson and John Davies

14 Advances in External Beam Radiotherapy, 48
David Landau, Nadia Walsh and Asad Qureshi

15 Recent Advances in Hormonal Therapy, 51
Heather Payne, Reena Davda and Mark R. Feneley

16 Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, 54
Roger S. Kirby, Prokar Dasgupta and John M. Fitzpatrick

17 Immunology of Prostate Cancer, 57
Oussama Elhage, Christine Galustian, Richard Smith and Prokar Dasgupta

18 New Approaches to Prostate Cancer, 63
Megan S. Schober, Roger S. Kirby and Prokar Dasgupta

Index, 67

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Author Information

Prokar Dasgupta is Consultant Urological Surgeon, Department of Urology, King's College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Roger S. Kirby is Consultant Urologist, The Prostate Centre, London

Foreword by Peter T. Scardino

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