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Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook for Nurses

Author(s): Gail M. Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN, Oncology Nursing Consultant, Kilauea, Hawaii
  • ISBN-13: 9780763772116
  • Paperback    354 pages      © 2011
Price: $113.95 US List
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Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook for Nurses is an essential guide for nurses interested in the latest discoveries in oncology. Covering the most recent treatment option of transforming cancer into a chronic illness, Targeted Cancer Therapy provides nurses with the information they need to understand this and future developments in the field. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand text takes nurses through foundational concepts in cell and normal biology that are crucial to understanding cancer and targeted therapy. Featuring relevant analogies and easy-to-follow discussions on malignant transformation, metastases, cellular pathways, and toxicities, this one-of-a-kind text enables nurses to quickly get up to speed on key topics and develop care plans for oncology patients. Accessible, comprehensive, informative, Targeted Cancer Therapy is a must-read for every oncology nurse.

Key features include:

  • Easy-to-understand overview of biology
  • Key topics in malignant transformation, invasion, and metastases
  • Discussion on the microenvironment, angiogenesis, cellular pathways targeted during treatment, and potential drug side effects
  • Care plan for patients receiving treatment
  • Motivating patients dealing with cancer as a chronic illness
Chapter 1  Cancer Biology, Signaling Pathways, and Malignant Transformation
Chapter 2  Targeted Cancer Therapy: External and internal signaling pathway targets
Chapter 3  Angiogenesis
Chapter 4  Targeting critical elements
Chapter 5  Polypharmacy and meeting the challenges of adherence to oral therapies

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

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