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TitleCombination Therapy in Urological Malignancy [electronic resource] / edited by Philip H. Smith
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1989
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Descript XIII, 278 p. online resource


Any discussion of the present success in management of urological cancers evokes a mixed response. Oncologists and urologists can enjoy the success with chemotherapy for testicular cancers but cannot forget the dismal results with any form of treatment, other than surgery, for renal carcinoma. But these are the less frequent urolegiยญ cal tumours: what are the attitudes to the more common prostate and bladder cancers. Intensive study, many clinical trials and much debate lead us to the conclusion that we understand them better, we can tailor the treatment more appropriately to the individual patient but there remains some uncertainty as to the overall success that we have achieved. There have been no striking changes in the 5-year survival data. Clinicians tend to see their success in terms of their special interest. Radiotherapists point to their success in stage-reduction but what are we to do with the many patients whose tumour is unaltered by radiotherapy. Urological surgeons, and especially those who are still influenced by the shadow of Halsted, point to their success in excising the cancer but apart from that highly selected group, what are we to do for the very large number of patients for whom surgery is inapproยญ priate. Bystanders can only watch and listen to the arguments for and against these views


1 Radiation Therapy: its Integration with Surgery and Chemotherapy in the Management of Patients with Urological Malignancy -- 2 Chemotherapy -- 3 Immunotherapy -- 4 Carcinoma of the Kidney -- 5 Intravesical Treatment of Superficial Bladder Cancer -- 6 Management of Invasive Bladder Neoplasms -- 7 Carcinoma of the Prostate: Non-Metastatic Disease -- 8 Carcinoma of the Prostate โ{128}{148} Metastatic Disease -- 9 The Staging and Treatment of Testicular Cancer: Management of Stage I Disease -- 10 Chemotherapy in Disseminated Testicular Cancer -- 11 Cancer of the Penis -- 12 Surgical Preservation and Reconstruction -- 13 Clinical Trials in Genitourinary Oncology: What Have They Achieved? -- 14 Quality of Life and Palliation Treatment in Urological Cancer -- 15 The Cost of Treatment

Medicine Radiotherapy Oncology Urology Medicine & Public Health Urology Radiotherapy Oncology


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