Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 4th Edition
By Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM (Oncology) and David M. Vail, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Approx. 864 pages Approx. 300 illustrations (200 in full color)
Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Focusing on cancer in dogs and cats, this extensively updated 4th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. Ideal for students, practitioners, and those involved in academic research, this book’s full-color images and user-friendly format provide quick and easy access to today's most important information on cancer in the small animal patient.
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.
New to this Edition
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.
Table of Contents
Why Worry About Cancer in Companion Animals?
SECTION I: THE BIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF CANCER
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
SECTION II: DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT
6. Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Oncology
7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology
8. Molecular Diagnostics NEW!
9. Biopsy Principles
SECTION III: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES FOR THE CANCER PATIENT
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
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
SECTION IV: SPECIFIC MALIGNANCIES IN THE SMALL ANIMAL PATIENT
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
c) Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor
e) Neoplasia of the Heart
f) Histiocytic Diseases