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Gynecologic Oncology: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas
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Introducing the definitive gynecologic oncology reference and surgical atlas—in one essential text

Gynecologic Oncology: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas brings together a skill-sharpening reference and full-color atlas to deliver an unmatched introduction to the field. As the most comprehensive, evidence-based gynecologic oncology resource available, this all-in-one resource offers high-yield coverage of the discipline’s underlying principles and proven management strategies.

Each topic is written by experts and is presented in an easily accessible, consistent presentation that highlights clinical practice guidelines, along with the diagnosis and treatment of specific malignancies. This authoritative coverage is reinforced by the state-of-the-art surgical atlas, which offers a richly illustrated, overview of essential procedures designed to build your knowledge and confidence.


  • Consistent, streamlined presentation for each disease consists of: Epidemiology, Pathology, Clinical Presentation,Diagnosis,Staging, Treatment, Survival,Key management strategies
  • Thorough examination of basic gynecological oncology topics, including epidemiology, clinical trial design, biostatistics, genetics and biology of gynecologic cancers, and diagnostic modalities
  • Instructive, A-to-Z coverage of disease sites—from cervical cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease, to epithelial ovarian cancers and breast cancer—emphasizes evidence-based practice guidelines and critical supporting data
  • In-depth, hands-on look at clinical management topics provides an up-to-date survey of perioperative and critical care; the principles of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapies; and quality of care and quality of life
  • Full-color design filled with more than 600 figures, tables, algorithms, color photos, and illustrations
  • Key points helpfully review the main topics to be covered in specific chapters, while chapter conclusions offer convenient summaries of each chapter’s core concepts
  • Chapter-ending references underscore the book’s evidence-based approach


Section 1: Epidemiology of Gynecologic Cancer, Biostatistics, Clinical Trial Design
1. Epidemiology of Gynecologic Cancer, Biostatistics, Clinical Trial Design
2. Genetics and Biology of Gynecologic Cancers
3. Diagnostic Modalities

Section II: Disease Sites
4. Preinvasive Disease of Lower Genital Tract
5. Cervical Cancer
6. Endometrial Hyperplasia and Cancer
7. Uterine Sarcomas
8. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
9. Vulvar Cancer
10. Vaginal Cancer
11. Management of the Adnexal Mass
12. High-Grade Serous Carcinomas of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneum
13. Epithelial Ovarian Cancers: Low Malignant Potential and Non-Serous Ovarian Histologies
14. Germ Cell and Sex Cord-Stromal Ovarian Cancers:
Part A: Germ Cell Tumors
14. Germ Cell and Sex Cord-Stromal Ovarian Cancers:
Part B: Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors
15. Breast Cancer and Related Disease
16. Cancer in Pregnancy
17. Metastases to the Gynecologic Tract

Section III:Clinical Management Topics
18. Perioperative and Critical Care (including nutritional support)
19. Principles of Radiation Therapy
20. Principles of Chemotherapy
21. Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy
22. Integrative Oncology, Quality of Life, and Supportive Care
23. Surgical Instrumentation and Sutures

Section IV: Surgical Atlas
24. Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Procedures
25. Uterine Procedures
26. Cervical Procedures
27. Vulvar and Vaginal Excisional Procedures
28. Lymphadenectomy
29. Staging Procedures
30. Cytoreductive Procedures
31. Minimally Invasive Surgery
32. Pelvic Exenteration
32 - Part A. Total pelvic exenteration
32 - Part B. Urinary Diversions
32 - Part C. Vaginal and Vulva Reconstruction

33. Ancillary procedures


ISBN-13: 9780071752534
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: August, 2012
Pages: 800

Subcategories: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology


Beth Y. Karlan, MD, is Director, Women's Cancer Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen Medical School, University of California, Los Angeles.

Robert E. Bristow, MD, is Director, Gynecologic Oncology Services; Philip J. DiSaia Chair of Gynecologic Oncology; and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine.

Andrew J. Li, MD, is Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen Medical School, University of California, Los Angeles.