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    edited by Michael J. Fisch and Eduardo D. Bruera.
    Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of contributors ; Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Part I General concepts in oncology ; 1 Principles of diagnosis and staging ; Introduction; Principles of cancer staging; History; TNM system rules; Examples of staging; Lung cancer; Gynecologic cancer; Leukemia; Summary; REFERENCES; 2 Principles of palliative chemotherapy ; Introduction. A conceptual framework; What are the possible goals of systemic anticancer therapy?; What factors help predict response to systemic anticancer therapy?; How are patients followed for response to therapy?; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Sentinel articles; Review articles/book chapters; 3 Principles of palliative surgery ; Introduction; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Sentinel articles; Reviews; 4 Radiotherapy for palliation of symptoms ; Principles of palliative radiation therapy; Radiotherapy in bone pain. Radiotherapy in visceral pain; Pain due to infiltration of plexus or peripheral nerves; Pathological fractures; Brain metastases; Tumoral ulcers; Tumoral bleeding; Dyspnea; Superior cava vein syndrome (SCVS); Spinal cord compression; Other indications of palliative radiotherapy; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Sentinel articles; Review articles; Internet sites; 5 ABCs of clinical trials ; What should a physician know about clinical trials, and why?; What is a clinical trial?; Why use clinical trials?; There are different types of clinical trials. What about statistical considerations?; Other parts of a protocol; Who conducts clinical trials?; What is the process of submitting a clinical trial proposal?; Where can I learn more about clinical trials?; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Sentinel articles; Review articles; 6 Principles of cancer rehabilitation ; Principles of cancer rehabilitation; Rehabilitation issues at the end of life; Summary; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Internet sites; 7 Principles of palliative nursing ; CASE 1; CASE 2; The setting(s); Referrals. Nursing education in palliative care; Summary; REFERENCES; Internet sites; 8 Ethics of decision making towards the end of life ; Introduction and background; Perceived dilemmas as obstacles to hospice referral; Communicating terminal prognoses and maintaining hope; Consent for hospice and willingness to accept a terminal prognosis; Patient abandonment and oncologists' loss of control; Hospice services and per diem reimbursement: sufficient resources for all dying cancer patients?; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; REFERENCES.
    Digital Access  Cambridge 2010