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Multidisciplinary Management of Prostate Cancer

The Role of the Prostate Cancer Unit

  • Vincenzo Gentile
  • Valeria Panebianco
  • Alessandro Sciarra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michele Innocenzi, Giuseppe D’Eramo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stefano Salciccia, Alessandro Sciarra, Valeria Panebianco
    Pages 11-17
  4. Rodolfo Montironi, Roberta Mazzucchelli, Marina Scarpelli, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Andrea B. Galosi, Liang Cheng
    Pages 29-41
  5. Flavio Barchetti, Valerio Forte, Maria Giulia Bernieri, Valeria Panebianco
    Pages 57-72
  6. Flavio Barchetti, Ferdinando Calabria, Orazio Schillaci, Valeria Panebianco
    Pages 89-104
  7. Alessandro Napoli, Carlo Catalano, Gaia Cartocci
    Pages 143-152

About this book


Prostate cancer is the most common neoplasm in men and its management is very complex, in terms of both diagnosis and treatment. In recent years the value of multidisciplinary management within a prostate cancer unit has been increasingly recognized. Such a multidisciplinary approach within a specialized unit involves a variety of specialists, including urologists, oncologists, radiotherapists, radiologists and pathologists. This book describes in detail the advantages of multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer. It opens by explaining the nature of the required multidisciplinary team and the potential benefits of the prostate cancer unit as a structure for the delivery of specialist multidisciplinary care. Epidemiological aspects favoring multidisciplinary management are described and each element of care within the context of the prostate cancer unit is then discussed; also has been described the role of advanced imaging (Multiparametric MRI) in the management of PCa. Early diagnosis, risk classification, treatment decision making, surgery, radiotherapy, medical therapies and health care support are all fully considered. This book will be informative and enlightening for all who are involved in the management of patients with prostate cancer.


Androgen blockade Imaging Prostate neoplasms Radical prostatectomy Radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Gentile
    • 1
  • Valeria Panebianco
    • 2
  • Alessandro Sciarra
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology & PathologySapienza University, Policlinico Umberto ILatinaItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multidisciplinary Management of Prostate Cancer
  • Book Subtitle The Role of the Prostate Cancer Unit
  • Editors Vincenzo Gentile
    Valeria Panebianco
    Alessandro Sciarra
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-04384-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-04385-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the book reviews:

“This short overview of the multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer focuses on, and advocates for, a team approach. … This will appeal to a wide audience, including clinicians, diagnostic staff (pathology and radiology) as well as cancer center directors and administrators. It would likely be a reference for those planning to implement a multidisciplinary team approach for prostate cancer. … this concise book endeavors to argue for the team approach to prostate cancer care, and it accomplishes this goal.” (Edouard Trabulsi, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)