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Prostate Cancer

Clinical Case Scenarios

  • Sam S. Chang
  • Michael S. Cookson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aaron A. Laviana, Peter A. Reisz, Matthew J. Resnick
    Pages 1-19
  3. Benjamin H. Press, Marc A. Bjurlin, Samir S. Taneja
    Pages 21-41
  4. Samuel L. Washington III, Matthew R. Cooperberg
    Pages 53-58
  5. Kelly L. Stratton, Daniel Parker
    Pages 59-74
  6. William C. Jackson, Daniel E. Spratt, Todd M. Morgan
    Pages 81-99
  7. Christopher Martin, William Lowrance
    Pages 101-119
  8. Lucas W. Dean, Karim A. Touijer
    Pages 135-156
  9. Bruno Nahar, Vivek Venkatramani, Dipen J. Parekh
    Pages 157-168
  10. Matteo Soligo, Vidit Sharma, R. Jeffrey Karnes
    Pages 169-184
  11. Justin R. Gregg, Chad Reichard, John Davis
    Pages 185-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This book provides a single, comprehensive reference source that incorporates all the latest information regarding prostate cancer. It serves as an easy reference source for researchers, clinicians, individuals in training, allied health professionals and medical students regarding prostate cancer by focusing on the controversial points of debate. New data regarding PSA screening, prostate cancer biomarkers, diagnostic evaluation techniques, surveillance protocols, and treatment interventions for localized and more advanced disease are discussed, and gaps in current knowledge and areas for future research are highlighted. Ongoing important clinical trials are also discussed.

This text is organized around defined clinical scenarios which are encountered routinely by physicians who care for patients with prostate cancer.  The case based format permits presentation of information of concise practical significance.  The chapters run the gamut from screening controversies, utility of biomarkers, surveillance strategies, and innovative treatment. The text incorporates key educational concepts in the framework of patient situations with evidence-based discussions of screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and therapeutic management. It also features a comment section from leaders in the field that will be more "opinion-based" allowing the reader to get access to experienced physicians' thought processes and practice patterns.

Prostate Cancer: Clinical Case Scenarios will quickly become the ready reference source for professionals and students in various fields with an interest in the management of a complex and multifaceted disease such as prostate cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sam S. Chang
    • 1
  • Michael S. Cookson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urologic Surgery and OncologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Oklahoma Medical CenterOklahoma CityUSA

About the editors

Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA
Vice-Chair and Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor
Department of Urologic Surgery and Oncology
Vanderbilt Medical Center, MCN A1302, Nashville TN 37232

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC 
Professor & Chair
Department of Urology
Donald D. Albers Chair in Urology
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center & The Stephenson Cancer Center

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prostate Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Case Scenarios
  • Editors Sam S. Chang
    Michael S. Cookson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-78645-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08755-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-78646-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“This is a good practical resource for anyone interested in, or involved with, prostate cancer management.” (Jay Khastgir, urologynews,, May, 1, 2019)

“This recent addition to the prostate cancer educational forum is an important book for all practicing clinicians who manage prostate cancer. The succinct chapters enable quick review of key topics and controversies in prostate cancer management. By providing these in the setting of clinical vignettes, the authors give clinicians an easier way to understand these nuanced topics.” (Thenappan Chandrasekar, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2018)

“This textbook is undoubtedly a useful and practical resource for urologists and trainees, involved in the management of prostate cancer.” (Paul Meria, European Urology Today, Vol. 30 (05), October-December, 2018)