Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 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

  • Full-color format throughout and full-color illustrations make information more accessible and provide accurate representations of clinical appearance.
  • Chapters are clustered into four major sections: The Biology and Pathogenesis of Cancer, Diagnostic Procedures for the Cancer Patient, Therapeutic Modalities for the Cancer Patient, and Specific Malignancies in the Small Animal Patient.
  • The consistent format includes incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies in the small animal cancer patient.
  • Features cutting edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities.
  • The latest information on the etiology of cancer, including genetic, chemical, physical, and hormonal factors, as well as cancer-causing viruses.
  • Coverage of molecular-targeted therapy of cancer, plus new and emerging therapeutic techniques.
  • New information on molecular diagnostic procedures for the cancer patient.
  • The latest diagnostic imaging techniques in clinical oncology.
  • Discussions of compassion and supportive care, from chronic pain management and nutrition to end-of-life issues and grief support.
Why Worry About Cancer in Companion Animals?


1. The Etiology of Cancer NEW!

a) Genetic Factors

b) Chemical, Physical, and Hormonal Factors

c) Cancer-Causing Viruses

2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis

3. The Pathology of Neoplasia

4. The Epidemiology and Incidence of Cancer NEW!

5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes


6. Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Oncology

7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology

8. Molecular Diagnostics NEW!

9. Biopsy Principles


10. Surgical Oncology

11. Cancer Chemotherapy

12. Radiation Therapy

13. Immunotherapy of Cancer

14. Molecular Targeted Therapy of Cancer NEW!

a) Gene Therapy for Cancer

b) Signal Transduction and Cancer

c) RNA Inference

d) Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer Therapeutics

e) Targeting Angiogenesis and Tumor Vasculature

f) Novel and Emerging Therapeutic Targets

15. Miscellaneous Treatments for Solid Tumors

a) Cryosurgery

b) Hyperthermia

c) Photodynamic Therapy

16. Supportive Cancer Care NEW!

a) Management of Chronic Cancer Pain

b) Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient

c) Pawspice: End of Life and Hospice Care

d) Bond-Centered Cancer Care: An Applied Approach to Euthanasia and Grief Support

17. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Cancer


18. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

19. Mast Cell Tumors

20. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

21. Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract

a) Cancer of the Oral Cavity

b) Cancer of the Salivary Glands

c) Esophageal Cancer

d) Cancer of the Exocrine Pancreas

e) Gastric Cancer

f) Hepatobiliary Tumors

g) Tumors of the Intestinal Tract

h) Perianal Tumors

22. Tumors of the Respiratory System

a) Cancer of the Nasal Planum

b) Cancer of the Larynx and Trachea

c) Lung Cancer

d) Nasal Tumors

23. Tumors of the Skeletal System

24. Tumors of the Endocrine System

25. Tumors of the Female Reproductive System

26. Tumors of the Mammary Gland

27. Tumors of the Male Reproductive System

28. Tumors of the Urinary System

29. Tumors of the Nervous System

30. Ocular Tumors

31. Hematopoietic Tumors

a) Canine Lymphoma and Lymphoid Leukemias

b) Feline Lymphoma and Leukemia

c) Canine Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases, and Myelodysplasia

d) Plasma Cell Neoplasms

32. Miscellaneous Tumors

a) Hemangiosarcoma

b) Thymoma

c) Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor

d) Mesothelioma

e) Neoplasia of the Heart

f) 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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