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Cancer Therapies

Author(s): Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Nursing Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gail M. Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN, Oncology Nursing Consultant, Kilauea, Hawaii
  • ISBN-13: 9780763726829
  • ISBN-10:0763726826
  • Paperback    364 pages      © 2006
Price: $168.95 US List
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This comprehensive new reference covers all traditional and cutting-edge therapies used to manage cancer. Cancer Therapies addresses chemotherapy, biotherapy, molecularly targeted therapies, transplants, and therapy in the non-malignant condition. It includes a complete list of chemotherapy agents, listed alphabetically for easy reference, as well as a Standardized Nursing Care Plans section offering practical guidance on patient care planning.

The companion CD-ROM includes standardized nursing care plans to assist nurses in delivering quality care to the oncology patient. Cancer Therapies is an indispensable reference guide for all nurses who manage cancer patients.

Chapter 1
The Foundation for the Book: The Cellular Basics

Chapter 2
Cancer Therapy and Cell Cycle Kinetics

Chapter 3

Chemotherapy Drugs

Chapter 4
Biologic Therapy for Cancer Treatment

Chapter 5
Molecular Targeted Therapy

Chapter 6
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

(with Appendix and Glossary)

Chapter 7
Cancer Therapy in Malignant and Non-Malignant Conditions:
Safety and Administration Issues

Chapter 8
Drug Interactions with Antimeoplastic Medications

Appendix I

Appendix II

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN-Director, Nursing Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Additional Titles by this Author

Gail M. Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN-Oncology Nursing Consultant, Kilauea, Hawaii

Gail M Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN
Oncology Nursing Consultant
Kilauea, Hawaii
  • “This book more than adequately covers the areas of cancer genesis, chemotherapy drugs, biologic and molecular therapies, stem-cell transplantation, chemotherapy safety issues, and antineoplastic drug interactions...This book is useful both as a first-time exposure to the information and as a source of review.”

    -Susan Gail Meyer, BSN(Union Hospital)

    Doody’s Book Review Service

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