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Penile Cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Philippe E. Spiess

Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Adam S. Baumgarten, Barrett Z. McCormick, Kenan B. Ashouri, Jasreman Dhillon, Anna R. Giuliano, Philippe E. Spiess
    Pages 1-11
  3. Pranav Sharma, Mariela R. Pow-Sang, Julio M. Pow-Sang
    Pages 13-30
  4. Arunan Sujenthiran, Paul K. Hegarty, Nicholas A. Watkin
    Pages 31-43
  5. Niels M. Graafland, Sarah R. Ottenhof, Renato A. Valdés Olmos, Erik Vegt
    Pages 45-53
  6. Pranav Sharma, Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari, Homayoun Zargar, Philippe E. Spiess
    Pages 81-92
  7. Praful Ravi, Lance C. Pagliaro
    Pages 93-109
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-151

About this book


This fully updated and revised second edition address specifically some of the significant advances made in our understanding of the pathophysiology of penile cancer including discussion of the suspected role of the human papilloma virus in penile carcinogenesis. Similarly, the molecular pathways implicated in precancerous and penile cancer will be discussed as these are the present targets of novel therapeutic approaches to this disease. The text details the recent national and international diagnostic and treatment guidelines that have been developed by both the National Comprehensive Cancer Network© and the European Urological Association establishing evidence based standards upon which the care of penile cancer should be based. The text also covers significant advances made in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to both primary tumors and inguinal nodal metastases resulting from penile cancer such as penile sparing surgery and minimally invasive inguinal lymph node surgery. The text will similarly highlights the improvement in cancer specific outcome in the management of loco-regionally advanced (N2/3) penile cancer managed by upfront systemic chemotherapy followed by consolidative surgery in appropriately selected patients based on recent prospective phase II data. It also covers the role of radiotherapy in the management of penile cancer for both primary tumors and/or at sites of regional or distant metastases. Finally, some of the novel systemic approaches being devised in the management of advanced penile cancer along with some upcoming international trials soon to be opened which likely will re-define the present therapeutic approaches to penile cancer are discussed. 

The Second Edition of Penile Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment will constitute a comprehensive review of the above mentioned subjects in addition to a few select topics of high clinical relevance, with the readership predominantly consisting of urologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals.


Inguinal Adenopathy Inguinal Nodes Pelvic Lymph Node Preneoplastic Lesions Penile Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe E. Spiess
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Department of Tumor BiologyMoffitt Cancer CenterTampaUSA

About the editors

Philippe E. Spiess, MD, MS, FRCS(C)

Associate Member

Department of Genitourinary Oncology

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, Florida

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Penile Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors Philippe E. Spiess
  • Series Title Current Clinical Urology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Clinical Urology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6677-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8270-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-6679-0
  • Series ISSN 2197-7194
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7208
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XII, 151
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Surgical Oncology
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“This is a high quality book on the management of patients with penile cancer. It is incredibly useful to all urologic surgeons because it includes insights into the perioperative management of a rare disease in addition to summarizing the current literature on penile cancer management. Significant advances have been made in the understanding of neoadjuvant chemotherapy as well as minimally invasive lymphadenectomy since the previous edition.” (James R. Mark, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2017)