Filling a gap in the literature, this guide provides expert recommendations and research on carcinoma of an unknown primary site (CUP). Covering the identification, diagnosis, and management of CUP with illustrative and reader-friendly clinical case examples, this reference helps physicians treat patients whose primary cancer site is difficult to locate and assess.
CUPs: Several Things We Know for Sure. Paraclinic Investigations in CUPs: What Shall We Do and When Shall We Stop to Seek the Primary? Prognostic Factors in CUPs: Their Use in Clinical Trials and in the Practice. Chemotherapy: Is it a Standard Treatment in CUPs? Is There Any Standard Regimen? Currently Ongoing Trials. Local Treatments in CUPS: Is it Relevant? The Biology of CUPs: The Little We Know. The Importance of Learing More. Clinical Cases of CUPs