Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition

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Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition


With a unique focus on the most effective interventional techniques, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition tells the full story of cancer in dogs and cats — what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice. Nearly 500 color photographs, diagrams, x-rays, and gross views depict the clinical manifestations of various cancers. This edition covers the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. With contributions from 65 veterinary oncology experts, this authoritative reference is a must-have for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology.

"I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it." Reviewed by: Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UK Date: July 2014

    • Cutting-edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities prepares you to diagnose and treat pets with cancer rather than refer cases to a specialist.
    • A consistent format for chapters on body system tumors includes coverage of incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies.
    • A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients.
    • Nearly 500 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures.
    • Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment.
    • Expert contributors provide in-depth coverage of the most current information in his or her respective specialty in veterinary oncology.
    • Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy.
    • Discussion of compassion and supportive care for the management of pain, nutritional needs, and grief includes methods for handling the pet’s pain and nutritional complications as well as the pet owner’s grief when treatment is not successful.
      • Thoroughly UPDATED chapters cover the most recent changes in the clinical management of melanoma, mast cell tumors, tumors of the skeletal system, tumors of the endocrine system, tumors of the mammary gland, urinary cancers, nervous system cancers, lymphoma, and histiocytic diseases.
      • NEW Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics chapter discusses the various phases of clinical trials as well as current challenges and opportunities in oncology drug development.
      • NEW! A focus on the best recommended treatment options highlights therapeutic strategies that have been vetted by veterinary oncology experts.
      • NEW co-author Dr. Rodney L. Page adds his valuable perspective, expertise, and research experience.

      Why Worry About Cancer in Pets?


      1. The Etiology of Cancer

      1A. Genetic Factors

      1B. Chemical, Physical, and Hormonal

      1C. Cancer-Causing Viruses

      2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis

      3. The Pathology of Neoplasia

      4. The Epidemiology and Incidence of Cancer

      5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes


      6. Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology

      7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology

      8. Molecular Diagnostics

      9. Biopsy Principles and Staging


      10. Surgical Oncology

      11. Cancer Chemotherapy

      12. Radiation Therapy

      13. Immunotherapy of Cancer

      14. Molecular/Targeted Therapy of Cancer

      14A. Gene Therapy for Cancer

      14B. Signal Transduction and Cancer

      14C. Anti-angiogenic & Metronomic Treatment

      14D. Emerging Therapeutics

      15. Miscellaneous Treatments for Solid Tumors

      15A. Management of Chronic Cancer Pain

      15B. Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient

      15C. Client Grief Support

      16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Cancer

      17. Clinical Trials NEW!


      18. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

      19. Melanoma NEW!

      20. Mast Cell Tumors

      21. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

      22. Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract

      22A. Oral Tumors

      22B. Salivary Glanc Cancer

      22C. Esophageal Cancer

      22D. Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer

      22E. Gastric Cancer

      22F. Hepatobiliary Tumors

      22G. Intestinal Tumors

      22H. Perianal Tumors

      23. Tumors of the Respiratory System

      23A. Cancer of the Nasal Planum

      23B. Canine Nasosinal Tumors

      23C. Cancer of the Larynx and Trachea

      23D. Pulmonary Neoplasia

      24. Tumors of the Skeletal System

      25. Tumors of the Endocrine System

      26. Tumors of the Female Reproductive System

      27. Tumors of the Mammary Gland

      28. Tumors of the Male Reproductive System

      29. Tumors of the Urinary System

      30. Tumors of the Nervous System

      31. Ocular Tumors

      32. Hematopoietic Tumors

      32A. Canine Lymphoma and Lymphoid Leukemia

      32B. Feline Lymphoma and Leukemia

      32C. Canine Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases, and Myelodysplasia

      32D. Plasma Cell Neoplasms

      33. Miscellaneous Tumors

      33A. Hemangiosarcoma

      33B. Thymoma

      33C. Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor

      33D. Mesothelioma

      33E. Neoplasia of the Heart

      33F. Histiocytic Diseases

      Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM (Oncology), Stuart Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Director, Animal Cancer Center, Comparative Oncology Unit, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Rodney Page, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Med/Oncology), Director, Flint Animal Cancer Center; Professor or Medical Oncology; Department of Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO, David M. Vail, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and David M. Vail, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Professor of Oncology and Director of Clinical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


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