ISBN-13: 9780521519502
Veröffentl: 25.02.2010
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 282
Gewicht: 925 g
Format: 256x179x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Breast Cancer

Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging

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In this volume key current issues relating to screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease are discussed by recognised international experts. The development of new technology enabling more accurate screening and diagnosis is described including complex drug therapy and risk factors for breast cancer.
Discusses key issues related to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer by recognised international experts.
Series foreword; Preface to Breast Cancer; 1. Epidemiology of breast cancer Stephen W. Duffy; 2. Quality assurance in breast cancer screening Roger G. Blanks and Rachel L. Bennett; 3. Measuring radiology performance in breast screening Alistair Gale and Hazel Scott; 4. Advances in X-ray mammography Kenneth C. Young and David R. Dance; 5. Advanced applications of breast ultrasound William Svensson and Victoria Stewart; 6. Mammographic signs of small invasive cancers Michael Michell and Rema Wasan; 7. The radiology of DCIS current issues Andy Evans; 8. Pathology Sarah E. Pinder and Elena Provenzano; 9. Advanced breast biopsy techniques Robin Wilson and David Evans; 10. Radiological assessment of the axilla Eleanor Cornford and Jonathan James; 11. Breast MRI Fiona Gilbert; 12. Application of PET/CT in breast cancer Iain D. Lyburn and Elizabeth F. Brown; 13. Advances in treatment of breast cancer Muireann Kelleher and Paul Ellis; Index.
Worldwide, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer amongst women, with an incidence rate more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. Whilst screening programmes have improved detection, this disease still places a very high burden on healthcare services worldwide. Over the last two decades, improved public awareness, the implementation of population screening by mammography, and the development of new technology for diagnosis have transformed the care of patients with breast cancer. In this volume, recognised experts discuss key current issues in the diagnosis and management of breast disease. The development and application of new diagnostic techniques is described as well as the use of sophisticated drugs for more effective treatment. Complex contentious topics including risk factors, borderline lesions, professional performance and quality assurance are thoroughly explored by an expert multidisciplinary team.

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ISBN-13:: 9780521519502
ISBN: 0521519500
Erscheinungsjahr: 25.02.2010
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Gewicht: 925g
Seiten: 282
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 256x179x27 mm, 143 b/w illus. 17 colour illus. 20 tables