Cancer and the Kidney covers the challenging overlap area of nephrology and oncology. Kidney problems in cancer patients, and cancer that affects kidney patients, are both very real clinical issues in medicine. For example, cancer is a common complication of kidney transplantation, and up to half of all survivors of bone marrow transplant may develop chronic kidney disease. Since publication of the first edition in 2005, there have been many changes in this area. These include the recognition of chronic kidney disease after uninephrectomy for cancer, the occurrence of medication toxicities of the EGFR antagonists and of the VEGF antagonists, and changes in the approach to multiple myeloma. In this new edition, the primary authors cover diverse subjects in this area, ranging from assessment of kidney function, to paraneoplastic disorders, acquired cysts and native kidney cancers, and all points inbetween. Each chapter starts with a case study to ensure a practical focus, and there are numerous illustrations throughout. Specialists and trainees in nephrology and in oncology will find it a useful starting point and reference, as will physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work in these fields.
Eric P. Cohen (Medical College of Wisconsin USA)
Oxford University Press
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2nd Revised edition
Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series
11 November 2010
Professional and scholarly
1. The assessment of kidney function ; 2. Fluid and electrolyte disorders associated with cancer ; 3. Paraneoplastic glomerulopathies ; 4. Paraproteins and the kidney ; 5. Nephrotoxicity of chemotherapy agents and chemotherapy administration in patients with renal disease ; 6. Biological cancer therapies and the kidney ; 7. Radiation nephropathy ; 8. Renal complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation ; 9. Acute renal failure in cancer patients ; 10. Urinary tract obstruction in cancer patients ; 11. Acquired cysts and cancer of failing kidneys ; 12. Kidney cancer ; 13. Cancer after renal transplantation
This book reflects Dr Cohen's active interest in the challenging overlap area of nephrology and oncology, deriving in turn from his interest and multiple studies of kidney disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplant ( bone marrow transplant ). He studied medicine at the Universite de Liege, in Belgium and is a member of the Central Society for Clinical Research, the American Society of Nephrology, the Societe Francophone de Dialyse, and the Radiation Research Society. His research bridges the clinic and the lab, bringing the best of each to the other.
Reviews for Cancer and the Kidney: The frontier of nephrology and oncology
The discussion of malignancy-associated glomerulopathies is very comprehensive and I also liked the chapter on paraneoplastic glomerulopathies. The most exciting part of the book is the information on developments in cancer biology and the new treatments that are available -- antibodies and agents with new targets. There are some histologic and radiologic images but the book would benefit from more and better images. -- Doody's