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Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer, 9th edn

By Roger S Kirby and
Manish I Patel

Published 2017

136 pages, 41 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-910797-37-2

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Prostate cancer is unusual among solid tumors in that the majority of affected men die with, rather than of, the disease. This presents many challenges to healthcare professionals and patients in terms of deciding if, when and how to intervene in order to control tumor growth and spread, thereby extending survival but without compromising quality of life.

This is the ninth edition of Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer since 1996, testament to the rapid changes in the field and the steadily improving outlook for patients. This new edition provides many key updates:

  • the Gleason grade grouping, which has valuable prognostic value
  • nomograms to evaluate risk
  • our rapidly expanding understanding of the genetics and underlying pathogenesis of prostate cancer and the development of genomic tests to help identify those at greatest risk of developing clinically significant disease
  • the continuing debate about the role of PSA in the screening, detection and monitoring of prostate cancer
  • advances in imaging techniques, particularly multiparametric MRI, which is improving the accuracy of biopsy and reducing the numbers of negative biopsies
  • the roles of drugs, surgery and radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer at different stages, and our ever-improving understanding of when and how best to intervene, aided by improving understanding of the risk factors for disease progression.

Primarily intended for primary care providers, specialist nurses, junior doctors and allied healthcare professionals, this highly readable resource provides a comprehensive overview of prostate cancer, enabling fully informed discussions with patients about this complex disease.

Contents

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology
  • Diet, lifestyle and chemoprevention
  • Screening and early detection
  • Diagnosis, staging and prognostic indicators
  • Management of clinically localized disease
  • Managing recurrence after initial therapy
  • Management of metastatic prostate cancer
  • Management of castrate-resistant prostate cancer
  • Survivorship and treatment complications

“If you are a clinician and you’re going to read only one easy-to-read book about prostate cancer, make it this one. Then lend it to those patients who wish to know more.”
Inderbir S. Gill,  Associate Dean (Clinical Innovation), Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California, USA

“Fast Facts [Prostate Cancer, 9th edn] does what it says on the cover and does it very well. The book provides short yet detailed coverage of the key aspects of prostate cancer, making it easy to pick up for a quick refresh. As a medical student new to Urology, I plan to use this as a reference tool during prostate MDT’s.”
Jack Bowyer, medical student at King’s College London


 

Also available at Fast Facts, our new patient resource on: 

Metastatic Prostate Cancer

 

The authors

Roger S Kirby

Professor of Urology, Director, The Prostate Centre, London, UK


Manish I Patel

Associate Professor, Western Clinical School & Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney; Editor (Urology), Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery; Urological Cancer Surgeon, Westmead Private and Macquarie University Hospitals, Australia

 

 


 

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Mumin, Macedonia 23 Mar 2017

An exellent new book, with all the latest developments in prostate cancer.

 

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