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Drugs for Oncology Guiseppe Giaccone

Drugs for Oncology

Guiseppe Giaccone

Published October 5th 2010
ISBN : 9780443067365
Paperback
448 pages
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 About the Book 

It is estimated that cancer will affect one in two of the population by 2015 and an extraordinary array of new oncology agents continues to become available to deal with this challenging situation. These agents are more efficacious and betterMoreIt is estimated that cancer will affect one in two of the population by 2015 and an extraordinary array of new oncology agents continues to become available to deal with this challenging situation. These agents are more efficacious and better tolerated than their predecessors and have increasingly novel modes of action. This book is designed to help the oncologist chose the correct agent for his or her patient and provide a rational approach to help with this important decision.Drugs for Oncology is a concise yet complete presentation of oncological pharmacology and therapeutics. It presents, in a very readable and understandable fashion, an extraordinary amount of important information on the effects of agents on the treatment of tumours. The book provides in a straightforward manner the mechanisms of action of these drugs without oversimplifying these complex matters. Simultaneously, the book provides practical information to the physician including guidance on drug dosages, indications, side effects, interactions and the interpretation of clinical trial results.This volume should be of interest to all - specialists, generalists, students, teachers, pharmacists and scientists - who wish to gain a clear understanding of oncological therapeutics.