© 2018

Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy

Prevention and Treatment

  • Mario A. Dicato
  • Eric Van Cutsem


  • Updated to reflect latest progress made in drug discovery, including immunotherapy drugs

  • A consistency of format from chapter to chapter to facilitate easy look-up

  • Provides methods of prevention and/or treatment for the various side effects of a comprehensive sweep of systemic treatments


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. François Lokiec
    Pages 1-19
  3. Matteo Lambertini, Philippe Aftimos, Andrea Gombos, Ahmad Awada, Martine Piccart
    Pages 21-84
  4. Solange Peters, Stefan Zimmermann
    Pages 85-103
  5. Sevilay Altintas, Dirk L. A. L. Schrijvers
    Pages 121-178
  6. Bertrand F. Tombal, Christine Remacle, Monique Kasa Vubu
    Pages 179-212
  7. Patrizia Farina, Florian Scotté, Chiara Villa, Bertrand Baussart, Anna Luisa Di Stefano
    Pages 213-247
  8. Laurent Plawny
    Pages 249-266
  9. Sigrid Cherrier-De Wilde
    Pages 267-276
  10. Mario A. Dicato
    Pages 277-284
  11. Caroline Robert, Christina Mateus, Alexander M. M. Eggermont
    Pages 285-313
  12. Sarah Sammons, Megan McNamara, April K. S. Salama, Jeffrey Crawford
    Pages 315-353
  13. Duhem Caroline, Fernand Ries
    Pages 355-366
  14. I. Brana, E. Zamora, G. Oristrell, J. Tabernero
    Pages 367-406
  15. Pere Gascon
    Pages 407-426
  16. Matti S. Aapro
    Pages 427-437
  17. Caroline Wilson, Fiona Taylor, Robert Coleman
    Pages 439-460
  18. Sonia Fatigoni, Fausto Roila
    Pages 461-480
  19. Ivan Krakowski, Aline Henry
    Pages 481-499

About this book


This is the second edition of a well-received book that reflects the state of the art in cancer medical therapies and their side-effects, including immunotherapy and chemotherapeutic drugs. All chapters have been fully updated to include all the latest  progress in drug discovery such as targeted therapies for each cancer type. From issues such as preservation of fertility to antiemetic therapy the book provides a very comprehensive overview of the field. The book includes a new chapter on immuno-oncology drugs. 

Organised by organ system, it lists the toxicity, side-effects and measures of prevention pertaining to each type of drug used in cancer therapy. The most dangerous side-effects are  priority so as to alert the reader to their importance.

Designed for quick reference in the clinical setting this book is primarily aimed at established medical oncologists but will also appeal to junior doctors, trainees, pharmacists and nurses.


cancer chemotherapy side-effects systemic toxicology immunotherapy targeted therapy endocrine therapy CNS tumors breast cancer bone targeted agents cardiotoxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario A. Dicato
    • 1
  • Eric Van Cutsem
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hematology-OncologyCentre Hospitalier de LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Leuven Cancer InstituteUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

About the editors

Mario Dicato, Hematology-Oncology Service at Luxembourg Medical Center, Luxembourg, and Head of the Research Laboratory of the Luxembourg Foundation for Research on Cancer and Blood Disorders. M. Dicato trained at Lausanne University, completed his postgraduate training at the Universities of Geneva, Switzerland, Pittsburgh and Yale, USA. He did his fellowship (subspecialty training) in hematology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and was Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard University, Boston, USA.He has published more than 250 papers and numerous book chapters, and is an editorial board member of several scientific journals.

Eric VanCutsem, MD, PhD, is professor at the University of Leuven and  head of the division of Digestive Oncology at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. He trained at the University of Leuven and spent part of his training in Lausanne, Bristol, San Antonio and Rotterdam. He published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and president of the Belgian Foundation Against. He is/was a committee or board member of several international scientific organizations, including ESMO, ASCO, EORTC, UEG, ESDO, ENETS. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Side Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy
  • Book Subtitle Prevention and Treatment
  • Editors Mario A. Dicato
    Eric Van Cutsem
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70252-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09942-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70253-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 513
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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