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Title Bone metastases : a translational and clinical approach / edited by Dimitrios Kardamakis, Vassilios Vassiliou and Edward Chow
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages) : illustrations
Series Cancer metastasis - biology and treatment ; v. 12
Cancer metastasis (Series) ; v. 12
Contents Part I: Fundamental concepts of bone metastases. 1. Bone anatomy, physiology and function. 2. Pathophysiology of bone metastases. 3. Angiogenesis and bone metastases: Implications for diagnosis, prevention and treatment. 4. Natural history, prognosis, clinical features and complications of metastatic bone disease. 5. Bone biomarkers in research and clinical practice -- Part II: Imaging modalities. 6. Radiologic evaluation of skeletal metastases: role of plain radiographs and computed tomography. 7. The contribution of nuclear medicine in the diagnosis of bone metastases. 8. Magnetic resonance imaging of metastatic bone disease -- Part III: Therapeutic strategies. 9. Radiotherapy and bone metastases. 10. Biphosphonates in the management of metastatic bone disease. 11. Combined radiotherapy and biphosphonates: state of art. 12. Biphosphonates in the treatment of bone metastases -- Osteonecrosis of the jaw. 13. Surgical management of bone metastases. 14. The role of chemotherapy in the treatment of bone metastases. 15. Hormonetherapy of bone metastases. 16. Radionuclide therapy -- Part IV: Assessment of therapeutic response. 17. Assessment of therapeutic response. 18. Outcome measures in bone metastases clinical trials
Summary Focusing on the field of metastatic bone disease, this volume: describes the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the formation of bone metastases, comments on the role of angiogenesis, and, deals with various aspects of imaging modalities applied for the detection and evaluation of bone metastases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bone metastasis.
Bone Neoplasms -- secondary.
Bone Neoplasms -- therapy.
Neoplasm Metastasis.
Form Electronic book
Author Chow, Edward.
Kardamakis, Dimitrios.
Vassiliou, Vassilios.
LC no. 2009920108
ISBN 1402098197