© 2008

Breast Cancer 2nd edition

  • Kelly K. Hunt
  • Geoffrey L. Robb
  • Eric A. Strom
  • Naoto T. Ueno
  • Essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and all physicians involved in breast cancer patient care

  • M.D. Anderson's current standard approach to breast cancer care

  • M.D. Anderson's multi-disciplinary approach; detailed and key practice points provided for each chapter

  • New chapters on Molecular Prognostic and Predictive Markers, and Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Women with Breast Cancer


Part of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eric A. Strom, Aman U. Buzdar, Kelly K. Hunt
    Pages 1-25
  3. Bruno D. Fornage, Beth S. Edeiken-Monroe
    Pages 121-161
  4. Kelly K. Hunt, Funda Meric-Bernstam
    Pages 197-234
  5. Pierre M. Chevray, Geoffrey L. Robb
    Pages 235-269
  6. Welela Tereffe, Eric A. Strom
    Pages 271-308
  7. Francisco J. Esteva, Herbert A. Fritsche Jr., James M. Reuben, Massimo Cristofanilli
    Pages 309-322
  8. Marjorie C. Green, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi
    Pages 345-385
  9. Mary C. Pinder, Aman U. Buzdar
    Pages 411-434
  10. Elizabeth R. Keeler, Pedro T. Ramirez, Ralph S. Freedman
    Pages 435-460
  11. Karin M. E. Hahn, Richard L. Theriault
    Pages 461-484
  12. Ying Guo, Anne N. Truong
    Pages 485-504
  13. Gilbert G. Fareau, Rena Vassilopoulou-Sellin
    Pages 505-524
  14. Karin M. E. Hahn
    Pages 525-534

About this book


Breast Cancer, Second Edition, is the seventh book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary approach and reviews the entire spectrum of patient care, from prevention and screening through diagnosis and treatment through posttreatment follow-up and survivorship issues.

This new edition of Breast Cancer has been extensively revised and updated. It covers newer approaches adopted since the first edition of this book was published in 2001, such as new options for breast cancer prevention, the role of MRI screening for women at high risk for breast cancer development, and integration of trastuzumab (Herceptin) into treatment regimens for early breast cancer. A number of new tables and figures have been added as well.

In 19 comprehensive yet concise chapters, the experts at M. D. Anderson discuss primary prevention of breast cancer, screening for early detection of breast cancer, genetic predisposition to breast cancer and genetic counseling and testing, diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgical options, reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy, prognostic markers, standard and high-dose chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, gynecologic problems in breast cancer patients, posttreatment rehabilitation, menopausal health after breast cancer, and sexuality in breast cancer survivors.

This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 figures and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, internists, family practitioners, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with breast cancer.


Internist biopsy breast cancer chemotherapy fertility imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) mammography pathology prevention radiology rehabilitation screening surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly K. Hunt
    • 1
  • Geoffrey L. Robb
    • 2
  • Eric A. Strom
    • 3
  • Naoto T. Ueno
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Department of Breast Medical OncologyThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Breast Cancer 2nd edition
  • Editors Kelly K. Hunt
    Geoffrey L. Robb
    Eric A. Strom
    Naoto T. Ueno
  • Series Title M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-34950-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-34952-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 561
  • Number of Illustrations 115 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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