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Surgical Oncology is a full-color text that incorporates the basic tenets of surgical practice with the innovations of modern technology in an evidence-based fashion. The goal of the book is present the opinions of experts in the field alongside an analytical and unbiased review of the evidence. Each chapter contains not only a summary of the relevant data, but also presents succinctly a list of landmark studies and a Level of Evidence Table citing the most important recommendations for each disease or organ system. Features Numerous full-color and black-and-white photographs An excellent guide for surgeons-in-training as well as practicing physicians who need a summary of the latest research in cancer therapy Each chapter emphasizes the surgical management of disease An entire section of the book is dedicated to the principles of adjunct therapies emphasizing the need for a multidisciplinary approach David L. Bartlett, MD is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, MD (Pittsburgh, PA) is a general surgery resident in Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Matthew D. Neal, MD is a general surgery resident in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Table of contents SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 1. Surgical Oncology--Definition, History, Scope, Philosophy 2. Multidisciplinary Approach 3. Ethical Considerations in Surgical Oncology SECTION 2: FUNDAMENTALS AND BASICS OF CANCER 4. Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer 5. Methods of Investigation of Cancer 6. Principles of Pathology 7. Diagnostic Imaging in Cancer 8. Vascular Access and Infusion Pumps 9. Endovascular Applications in Surgical Oncology 10. Nutrition in Surgical Oncology 11. Pain and Palliative Care in Surgical Oncology SECTION 3: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY OF CANCER THERAPY 12. Principles of Surgical Therapy 13. Principles of Chemotherapy 14. Principles of Radiotherapy 15. Principles of Biologic Therapy SECTION 4: SUPERFICIAL TISSUES 16. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer 17. Melanoma 18. Soft Tissue Sarcoma 19. Noninvasive and Benign Breast Tumors 20. Invasive Breast Cancer SECTION 5: ENDOCRINE ORGANS 21. Thyroid Cancer 22. Parathyroid 23. Adrenal Tumors SECTION 6: GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT 24. Esophageal Cancer 25. Gastric Cancer 26. Small Bowel Cancer 27. Colon Cancer 28. Cancer of the Rectum and Anus SECTION 7: HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM 29. Liver Cancer 30. Gallbladder Cancer 31. Bile Duct Cancer 32. Endocrine Pancreas 33. Pancreatic Cancer SECTION 8: SPECIAL TOPICS 34. Splenectomy 35. Gynecologic Oncology 36. Leukemia and Lymphoma: The Role of the Surgical Oncologist 37. Pediatric Surgical Oncology 38. Surgical Emergencies 39. Minimally Invasive Approaches in Surgical Oncology 40. Robotic Surgery and NOTES 41. Surgical Management of Metastases