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Manual of Clinical Oncology

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Fifth edition. Hossfeld D. K., Sherman C. D., Love R. R., Bosch F. X..  eds. 380 pages. New York: : Springer-Verlag; ; 1990.. $56.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):712. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-712_3
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A handbook sponsored by the International Union against Cancer. Concise reviews of the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, the natural history of cancer, descriptive epidemiology, causation, prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis, staging, principles of management, therapies (surgical, radiologic, systemic), clinical trials, complications, supportive care, rehabilitation, psychosocial problems, and, in Part 2, the main categories of cancer (including epidemiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, staging, and treatment). Although it is an authoritative source, its price is high and it does not cite adequate additional documentation.


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