In their new book entitled Current
Therapy in Cancer, Drs. Foley,
Vose, and Armitage endeavor to provide a short and concise presentation of
various cancers. Their purpose is to aid clinicians in presenting a succinct
overview of individual cancers to patients and families, thereby allowing the
early establishment of a treatment program. The book is neatly organized and
broadly divided into two sections: Solid Tumors and Hematologic Malignancies.
Within these broad divisions, individual chapters cover cancers originating from
particular organs and/or organ systems. In addition, there are chapters devoted
the specific topics of bone marrow transplantation, complications of
chemotherapy, and new advances in chemotherapy.
The editors and contributors comprise an impressive list of
individuals who are accomplished experts in their respective fields. The
easy-to-read chapters rapidly convey important factual information about
individual cancer types and their treatment. Importantly, they also provide
unique insights and advice on these diseases.
Current Therapy in Cancer excels in meeting the authors’
stated goals, including their primary aim of improving the rapid delivery of
authoritative information to patients and their families. The book is highly
recommended for all medical professionals who are involved in the treatment of
patients with cancer. It will serve as an asset to all who own it.