Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook For Nurses

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Author: Gail Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN
Affiliation: Oncology Nursing Consultant, Kilauea, Hawaii
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0763772119
ISBN 13: 9780763772116
eISBN: 9781449611439
Edition: 1st
Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook for Nurses is an essential guide for nurses interested in the latest discoveries in oncology. Covering the most recent treatment option of transforming cancer into a chronic illness, Targeted Cancer Therapy provides nurses with the information they need to understand this and future developments in the field. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand text takes nurses through foundational concepts in cell and normal biology that are crucial to understanding cancer and targeted therapy. Featuring relevant analogies and easy-to-follow discussions on malignant transformation, metastases, cellular pathways, and toxicities, this one-of-a-kind text enables nurses to quickly get up to speed on key topics and develop care plans for oncology patients. Accessible, comprehensive, informative, Targeted Cancer Therapy is a must-read for every oncology nurse. Key features include: Easy-to-understand overview of biology Key topics in malignant transformation, invasion, and metastases Discussion on the microenvironment, angiogenesis, cellular pathways targeted during treatment, and potential drug side effects Care plan for patients receiving treatment Motivating patients dealing with cancer as a chronic illness.
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