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AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatmentby Ellen G. Feigal
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This book summarizes the etiology, presentation, and treatment of the complex symptoms, infections, and opportunistic cancers of people living with HIV/AIDS. Presents therapies that strike a balance between controlling and eliminating cancer and minimizing the damage to the immune system. Illustrates points with clear and easily read figures, tables, and flow charts! Written to survey the magnitude of the impact HIV and AIDS have had on public health and oncology, AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment 7identifies types of cancer and gives evidence for their associations with immunosuppression 7compares and contrasts AIDS-related cancer with non-HIV malignancies 7investigates the pathogenesis of malignancy in HIV/AIDS patients 7provides guidelines for recognizing possible symptoms and making accurate diagnoses 7supplies algorithms for evaluating and staging patients at presentation 7outlines potential problems and obstacles in caring for AIDS-related cancer patients 7suggests optimal therapeutic approaches for the care of patients with AIDS and cancer 7discusses prognostic factors in response to therapy and survival statistics 7describes preliminary experience with emerging therapies and projects new approaches 7advises how to enroll patients to participate in clinical trials of new therapies 7considers the psychological impact on patients and their need for counseling and support 7reviews access-to-care issues in AIDS and the community burden of this epidemic 7provides information sources for both AIDS patients and their physicians 7and more With contributions from nearly 25 clinicians and citing more than 1200 references to support and elaborate on text material, AIDS-RelatedCancers and Their Treatment is a crucial reference for oncologists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, internists, microbiologists, virologists, epidemiologists, molecular and cell biologists, pathologists, and medical students in these disciplines.
Book News Annotation:
As the management of retroviral disease and opportunistic infection improves, people with AIDS are living longer and becoming more susceptible to various types of malignancies, particularly Kaposi's sarcoma, intermediate or high-grade B cell/non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Here oncologists, internists, infectious disease specialists, and other specialists summarize what is known about the epidemiology, biology, immunology, virology, and pathogenesis of malignancy and the underlying HIV infection. They also consider agents and approaches to attenuating the side effects of therapy, the need to combine primary anti-HIV therapy with antitumor therapy and measure the effects of such therapy, managing infection in AIDS patients with cancer, psychological and social aspects of HIV infection both for individuals and for communities, the National Cancer Institute's programs in AIDS, and other topics. The coverage is intended to be comprehensive in scope, but focuses on clinical management issues of most concern to health care providers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Ch. 1. The HIV/AIDS epidemic — Ch. 2. HIV infection, immunity, and cancer — Ch. 3. Epidemiology of malignancies in HIV/AIDS — Ch. 4. Diagnosis and treatment of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma — Ch. 5. Diagnosis and treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients with AIDS — Ch. 6. Anal squamous intraepithelial lesions in HIV-positive men and women — Ch. 7. The management of cervical neoplasia in HIV-infected women — Ch. 8. Cytokines, viruses, angiogenesis: new therapies for Kaposi's sarcoma — Ch. 9. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: future targets for prevention and therapy
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