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TitleKidney Cancer [electronic resource] / edited by Robert A. Figlin
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0451-1
Descript IX, 246 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Kidney cancer is a heterogenous disease. This book covers: -new surgical approaches which are becoming the standard, i.e., nephon sparing, laporascopic, minimally invasive techniques; -new staging and prognostic capabilities; -evolving therapeutic options include, cell based vaccine, gene and antibody therapy; -molecular genetics allow for a better understanding of the various types of kidney cancer. Kidney Cancer is a comprehensive review covering present and future surgical approaches, staging and prognostic factors, currently accepted and future plans for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Contributing authors to this book are internationally recognized specialists in this disease. This book will be useful to the specialist (oncologist and urologist), primary care physicians, patients and family members dealing with kidney cancer


CONTENT

I. Introduction -- 1. Molecular Genetics of Kidney Cancer -- 2. Mechanisms of Immune Dysfunction in Renal Cell Carcinoma -- 3. New Algorithms for the Staging of Kidney Cancer -- 4. Basic Biology and Clinical Behavior of Kidney Cancer -- II. Kidney Cancher.: Surgical Approaches -- 5. Nephron Sparing Surgery -- 6. Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy AND Minimally Invasive Surgery for Kidney Cancer -- 7. Role of Nephrectomy in Metastatic Kidney Cancer -- III. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current and Future Approaches -- 8. Prognostic Factors for Metastatic Kidney Cancer -- 9. Interleukin-2 Based Therapy for Kidney Cancer -- 10. The Role of Systemic Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Kidney Cancer -- 11. Cell, Gene, and Vaccine Based Strategies in Kidney Cancer -- 12. Monoclonal Antibody Therapy of Kidney Cancer -- 13. Allogeneic Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation for Cytokine Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma -- 14. Novel Therapies for Renal Cell Carcinoma


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