Editors: Abraham M. Shaaban, MBBCh; Todd M. Blodgett, MD; Maryam Rezvani, MD; Marta Heilbrun, MD; Mohamed E. Salama, MD; Catherine C. Roberts, MD; B.J. Manaster, MD; and Paige B. Clark, MD
Publisher: Amirsys | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins – 815 pages, with 3,050+ images
Book Review by: Nano Khilnani
This volume covers practically every cancer that develops in the human body. Like other books in the Amirsys | LWW Diagnostic Imaging series, it is extremely well illustrated with numerous images throughout.
The outline, summary, and bullet-point features of this book are valuable time-saving elements that enable you to more easily learn, remember and recall the information you have read and the illustrations you have seen.
This comprehensive volume on cancers is not just ideal but a must-have for oncology residents, fellows, and established practitioners as well, because there is so much detail in it that just cannot be committed to memory. That is why it is also an outstanding reference source.
The 16 people (eight editors-authors named above and eight contributing authors listed at the end of this review) are all specialists in imaging, pathology, radiology and allied fields. They have created a superior product. This book has numerous chapters that are organized around eight distinct Sections we list below as an overview for you:
- Section 1. Head and Neck: Lip and Oral Cavity Carcinoma, Pharyngeal Carcinoma, Laryngeal Carcinoma, Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses Carcinoma Salivary Gland Carcinoma, Thyroid Carcinoma
- Section 2. Thorax: Lung Carcinoma, Pleural Mesothelioma
- Section 3. Breast: Breast Carcinoma
- Section 4. Gastrointestinal Sites: Esophageal Carcinoma, Stomach Carcinoma, Small Intestine Carcinoma, Appendiceal Carcinoma, Appendiceal Carcinoid, Colorectal Carcinoma, Anal Canal Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), Neuroendocrine Tumors, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallbladder Carcinoma, Intrahepatic Bile Duct Carcinoma, Perihillar Bile Duct Carcinoma, Distal Bile Duct Carcinoma, Ampulla Vater Carcinoma, Endocrine Pancreatic Carcinoma, Exocrine Pancreatic Carcinoma
- Section 5. Genitourinary Sites: Adrenal Carcinoma, Renal Carcinoma, Renal Pelvis and Ureteral Carcinoma, Urinary Bladder Carcinoma, Urethral Carcinoma, Prostrate Carcinoma, Testicular Carcinoma
- Section 6. Gynecologic Sites: Cervix Uteri Carcinoma, Corpus Uteri Carcinoma, Ovarian Carcinoma, Fallopian Tube Carcinoma, Vaginal Carcinoma, Vulvar Carcinoma, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
- Section 7. Musculoskeletal Sites: Primary Malignant Bone Tumor, Multiple Myeloma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Section 8. Systemic Malignancies: Lymphoma, Melanoma of the Skin
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Let us take a look at the contents of a typical chapter to discover what we will see. In chapter 1, Lip and Oral Cavity Carcinoma, you will find on the first two pages, descriptions in outline form under these five headings:
- Primary Tumor
- Regional Lymph Nodes
- Distant Metastases
- Histologic Grade
- AJCC (American Joint Commission on Cancer) Stages / Prognostic Groups
The next two pages contain 11 images with detailed captions. The pages that follow provide bulleted information under the following headings:
- General Comments
- Routes of Spread
- General Features
- Gross Pathology and Surgical Features
- Microscopic Pathology
- Imaging Findings
- Detection (with CT, MR, PET/CT subheadings)
- Nodal disease, (with General, CT, MR, PET/CT subheadings)
- Metastatic disease (with CT, MR, PET/CT subheadings)
- Restaging (with CT, MR, PET/CT subheadings)
- Clinical Issues
- Cancer Natural History and Prognosis
- Treatment Options
- Reporting Checklist
- T Staging
- N Staging
- M Staging
- Selected References (with a list of 21 sources of further information)
Thirty images with detailed captions are presented in the next five pages to provide you much more information on cancers of the lip and oral cavity.
This is an outstanding volume on oncology. It is authoritative, comprehensive, and very detailed.
Abraham M. Shaaban, MBBCh is Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Todd M. Blodgett, MD is Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and President of FRG Molecular Imaging at Foundation Radiology Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Maryam Rezvani, MD is Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Marta Heilbrun, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Body Imaging at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mohamed E. Salama, MD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at University of Utah and ARUP Reference Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Catherine C. Roberts, MD is Associate Dean of Mayo School of Health Sciences, Associate Professor of Radiology, and Consultant Radiologist at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD is Professor of Radiology at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Paige B. Clark, MD is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Jeffrey D. Olpin, MD is Professor of Radiology at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Marc S. Tubay, MD is Chief of Body MRI Imaging at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.
Alex Schabel, MD is a Resident at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lauren Zollinger, MD is a Neuroradiology Fellow in the University of Utah Department of Radiology in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tan-Lucien H Mohammed, MD, FCCP is Radiology Resident Program Director and Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Program Director at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
David Bauer, MD is a Radiology Resident University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Anita J. Thomas, MD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, and Section Head of Nuclear Medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Christopher J. Hanrahan MD, PhD is Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.