In recent years, there have been major advances in the treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancies. Perhaps the biggest advances have been in the area of ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology focuses primarily upon this malignancy.
This volume discusses cytoreductive surgery; screening for ovarian cancer; chemotherapy; new chemotherapeutic drugs; the controversy regarding the role of high-dose chemotherapy in gynecologic cancers; the hereditary basis for gynecologic malignancies; molecular genetics; molecular biology and new biologic therapies.
Other topics covered are the treatment of all stages of cervical cancer, including radiotherapy. In addition, a chapter on advances in the pathology of gynecologic cancers is included.
The advances made in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies are due, in part, to the clinical studies performed by many of the contributors to this volume. Clinical advances have been the result of multidisciplinary approaches which involve molecular biologists, pathologists, radiation therapists, surgeons and chemotherapists. Future advances will continue to rely upon collaborative interaction among these different disciplines.
1. Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer; H.T. Lynch, et al. 2. The Molecular Biology of Gynecological Malignancies; T.C. Hamilton, et al. 3. Biological Therapy for Gynecologic Malignancies; M.A. Bookman. 4. Advances in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer; D.H. Moore. 5. Advances in the Radiotherapy of Gynecologic Malignancies; G.C. Morton, G.M. Thomas. 6. Advances in Cytoreductive Surgery of Gynecologic Cancers; I. Benjamin, S.C. Rubin. 7. Chemotherapy of Ovarian Cancer; R.F. Ozols. 8. The Role of Operative Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Oncology; E.A. Surwit, J.M. Childers. 9. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Gynecologic Oncology: Screening for Gynecologic Cancer; Y.B. Kim, et al. 10. High-Dose Chemotherapy in Gynecologic Malignancies; Y. Nieto, et al. 11. Prognostic Factors in Ovarian Cancer; C. Tropé. 12. Advances in the Pathology of Gynecologic Cancer; H. Fox. Index.