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Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology


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Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology

Manit Arya (Editor), Hashim Uddin Ahmed (Editor), Peter Scardino (Editor), Mark Emberton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-19272-9 April 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages

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Minimally invasive surgical techniques are moving into the mainstream of urological practice. Even less invasive techniques, some of which can involve no use of the knife whatsoever, are rapidly being developed and implemented for treating urological cancer. Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology is the first text to cover these techniques in total and provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art minimally invasive interventions.

This well-illustrated reference provides the basic science behind each technique before explaining when and how best to perform them. It examines their use in different clinical settings, the advantages and disadvantages of each technique in the management of specific tumor types, and their suitability for different patients. Future techniques are discussed including the potential of nanotechnology in the delivery of urologic healthcare. Each chapter is easy to navigate with key points and references.

Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology is an essential reference for training and practicing oncologists, urologists and radiologists as well as the general physician with a keen interest in cancer care. Its approachable style will also inform non-experts on what is available and whether a particular intervention is suitable for their patient in the clinic.


Preface to the first edition.

1 Rationale for minimally invasive interventional techniques in urological cancer (Cole Davis, Matthew R. Cooperberg, Katsuto Shinohara, and Peter R. Carroll).

2 Brachytherapy for prostate cancer (John Sylvester and Peter Grimm).

3 High-intensity focused ultrasound (Markus Margreiter and Michael Marberger).

4 Prostate and renal cryotherapy (Chad R. Ritch, Aaron E. Katz, Hashim U. Ahmed, and Manit Arya).

5 Radiofrequency ablation (Adam S. Feldman, Peter R. Mueller, and W. Scott McDougal).

6 Photodynamic therapy (Caroline M. Moore, Stephen G. Bown, John Trachtenberg, and Mark Emberton).

7 Perspectives on nanotechnology (Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno, Kai P. Yuet, Robert S. Langer, and Omid C. Farokhzad).

8 Imaging in diagnosis and staging of urologic cancers: magnetic resonance imaging (Jurgen J. Fu¨ tterer and Stijn T.W.P.J. Heijmijnk).

9 Imaging in diagnosis and staging of urological cancers: ultrasound, CT, and PET (Jorge Rioja, Charalampos Mamoulakis, Stavros Gravas, and Jean de la Rosette).

10 Imaging after minimally-invasive interventions in urological cancers (Rowland Illing and Alex Kirkham).


Color plate section.

“This book provides an easy to read reference on interventional techniques on uro-oncology and a
valuable addition to the medical library. It would be of benefit to a wide range of medical specialists
including urologists, oncologists, urology and oncology nurse specialists, and radiologists, as well
as general practitioners with an interest in cancer treatment. ”  (Urology News, 1 November 2011)
"The individual chapters of this book are, overall, well written and excellent discussions of their respective tpics, although there is some heterogeneity in the suitability for the general medical audience. The book may be particularly appropriate for novices in the field who are looking to get some important background information as an initial starting point." (Doody's, 2 September 2011)