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Wednesday April 16, 2014
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In the ongoing search for worthwhile reads, donít forget to consider the following page-turners on cancer care.

Cancer Symptom Management, 4th Edition

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Written by three RNs ó Connie Henke Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN, Debra Wujcik, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN, and Barbara Holmes Gobel, RN, MS, AOCN ó the book is designed to assist clinical oncology nurses in relieving and diminishing cancer patient symptoms. Multiple symptoms inherent in the treatment of cancer are covered, with each symptom examined in terms of its cause, pathophysiology, assessment, management, evaluation of therapeutic approaches and patient self-care. An access code to a companion website, with editable PDFs of the bookís appendices that include self-care guides for nurses to use with patients, is included with each new print book.

The Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology

Wolters Kluwer

This guide, organized by body region, is a clear, concise reference book for the busy clinician to use in daily patient encounters. It focuses less on etiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology, and considerably more on practical clinical information. Cancer management information is presented in a reader-friendly format ó including tables, algorithms, charts and bullet points ó offering a comprehensive review of each disease. The most commonly used treatment regimens, including chemotherapy dosing and schedules, are included and new treatment regimens have been added to all appropriate chapters.

Pocket Oncology

Wolters Kluwer

This guide, developed and edited by oncologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is a simple, yet comprehensive review of basic principles of cancer management. Small enough to carry in a lab coat pocket, it is intended as a quick reference, presented in easy-to-read bulleted text. Diagrams and charts are used where appropriate. Each oncologic disease is presented on two facing pages that review initial clinical presentation, pathophysiology, staging, current standard of care treatments and active areas of research. Each disease entity has been authoritatively reviewed by an oncologist with specific expertise in each subspecialty of oncology.

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