Evidence-based Oncology

Evidence-based Oncology

Editor(s): Chris Williams, Vivien Bramwell, Xavier Bonfill, Jack Cuzick, John F Forbes, Robin Grant, David Guthrie, Malcolm Mason, Peter Simmonds, Arun D Singh, Rosalynne Weston, Hywel C Williams

Published Online: 19 OCT 2007

Print ISBN: 9780727914392

Online ISBN: 9780470987360

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987360

About this Book

This is a book about using the best evidence to inform treatment decisions for people with cancer. It is written by oncologists for oncologists, using examples throughout to illustrate key points. The book starts off with a "toolbox" section, written in a way which will help those relatively new to the principles of evidence-based oncology to understand the key issues, and equip them with the basics of how to tell a good study from a bad one. The majority of the book then deals with an evidence-based summary of the common and important cancers in a structured and easy to read format around common patient scenarios and frequently asked questions. Whilst most of the evidence is based on randomised controlled trials, other studies are cited where appropriate eg when discussing adverse events. The unique accompanying book website will contain updates of new chapters and studies as they become available.


  • Written by leading world figures in the evidence-based movement
  • Includes free CD-ROM with PC eBook and sample PDA chapter
  • Methodology of reviewing and appraising evidence discussed in the context of cancer management
  • Clinical sections covering prevention and screening
  • Chapters on treatment of the individual major cancers review the current best available evidence to most frequently asked questions
  • Rigorously structured explicit searches, evidence of efficacy and harms, plus comment around clinical scenarios
  • Free-access update website keeping the text current and live: www.evidbasedoncology.com

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Principles And Practice Of “Critical Appraisal”

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  2. Part II: Cancer Prevention

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  3. Part III: Screening For Cancers

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    2. Chapter 16

      Screening for Ovarian Cancer (pages 144–150)

      Usha Menon, D Brinkmann, Steven Skates and Ian Jacobs

    3. Chapter 18

      Screening for Lung Cancer (pages 164–171)

      John K Gohagan, Pamela M Marcus, Richard M Fagerstrom, William C Black, Barnett S Kramer, Paul F Pinsky and Philip C Prorok

  4. Part IV: Treating Tumours Of The Respiratory System

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    2. Chapter 22

      Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (pages 224–229)

      Ferran Ariza, Miquel Mateu, Ramón Rami-Porta and Mireia Serra

  5. Part V: Treating Tumours Of The Gastrointestinal Tract

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    2. Chapter 25

      Pancreatic Cancer (pages 247–266)

      Paula Ghaneh, Conor Magee and John P Neoptolemos

  6. Part VI: Treating Tumours Of The Urogenital System

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    2. Chapter 31

      Cancer of the Bladder (pages 346–353)

      Mike Shelley, Howard Kynaston, Trevor Roberts and Jim Barber

  7. Part VII: Treating Gynaecological Tumours

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    2. Chapter 38

      Treating Vulval Cancer (pages 411–418)

      Anca Ansink, Jacobus van der Velden and Lena van Doorn

  8. Part VIII: Treating Breast Cancer

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  9. Part IX: Treating Skin Cancer

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  10. Part X: Treating Sarcomas

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  11. Part XI: Treating Central Nervous System Tumours

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    2. Chapter 47

      Central Nervous System Tumours (pages 561–578)

      MJ van den Bent, IR Whittle, Michael Brada, Lesley Stewart and Charles J Vecht

  12. Part XII: Treating Cancers Of The Eye And Associated Structures

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    2. Chapter 48

      Uveal Melanoma (pages 581–585)

      Arun D Singh, Paul A Rundle and Ian G Rennie

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