Home > Books > Endocrine Therapies in Breast Cancer
Endocrine Therapies in Breast Cancer
View PDF

Endocrine Therapies in Breast Cancer

Publication Year: 2007
Edition:
Authors/Editor: Buzdar, Aman U.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-199-21814-1
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 94
  • Description
  • Details

Part of the Oxford Oncology Library, this pocketbook summarizes the latest evidence-based and practical information on the use of endrocrine therapies in the management of breast cancer (early stage, metastatic disease, and prevention of disease).

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in women worldwide, and the risk of disease recurrence continues despite improvements in screening and treatment. For patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, some form of endocrine therapy is central to the management of their disease. Tamoxifen has long been the mainstay of endocrine therapy in this group of patients. However, there is mounting evidence showing that the aromatase inhibitors are able to reduce overall oestrogen levels and appear to be better tolerated over a long term than tamoxifen. New and emerging indications for the aromatase inhibitors are providing clinicans (and patients) with alternative treatment options with differing side effect profiles.

With contributions from leading oncologists from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, this book covers the range of endocrine therapies currently available to clinicians including ovarian ablation, anti-estrogens, aromatase inhibitors, fulvestrant, progestins, androgens, and combination endocrine and chemotherapy. It also includes useful chapters on the identification and optimal selection of patients for endocrine therapy as well as the role of endocrine treatments in the prevention of breast cancer. This book will serve as an invaluable reference for all health care professionals involved in the management of patients with breast cancer.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Buzdar, Aman U.
  • ISBN: 978-0-199-21814-1
  • Specialty:
    Oncology
    Pharmacology
  • Language: English
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 128
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Year: 2007
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 94

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education. Uncover evidence-based literature and the latest scientific advancements that support patient treatment and lead to more cost-effective and higher quality care.
JOTM
Maternity and Infant Care A key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support their research, practice, and study requirements.
JOTM
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Peer reviewed and evidence-based, AJN is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. Considered the profession’s premier journal with numerous awards for excellence in editing and dissemination, including several award-winning series.
JOTM
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, provides thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 11th Edition
A classic nursing reference, the fully updated 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care.

Lippincott Visual Nursing: A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments, 3rd Edition
This colorful book for practicing nurses and nursing students provides a unique approach to learning important clinical concepts and techniques.