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AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment


AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment

AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment



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Preface

This book summarizes the etiology, presentation, and treatment of the complex symptoms, infections, and opportunistic cancers of people living with HIV/AIDS.Presents therapies that strike a balance between controlling and eliminating cancer and minimizing the damage to the immune system.Illustrates points with clear and easily read figures, tables, and flow charts!Written to survey the magnitude of the impact HIV and AIDS have had on public health and oncology, AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment
identifies types of cancer and gives evidence for their associations with immunosuppression
compares and contrasts AIDS-related cancer with non-HIV malignancies
investigates the pathogenesis of malignancy in HIV/AIDS patients
provides guidelines for recognizing possible symptoms and making accurate diagnoses
supplies algorithms for evaluating and staging patients at presentation
outlines potential problems and obstacles in caring for AIDS-related cancer patients
suggests optimal therapeutic approaches for the care of patients with AIDS and cancer
discusses prognostic factors in response to therapy and survival statistics
describes preliminary experience with emerging therapies and projects new approaches
advises how to enroll patients to participate in clinical trials of new therapies
considers the psychological impact on patients and their need for counseling and support
reviews access-to-care issues in AIDS and the community burden of this epidemic
provides information sources for both AIDS patients and their physicians
and moreWith contributions from nearly 25 clinicians and citing more than 1200 references to support and elaborate on text material, AIDS-Related Cancers and Their Treatment is a crucial reference for oncologists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, internists, microbiologists, virologists, epidemiologists, molecular and cell biologists, pathologists, and medical students in these disciplines.


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