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Cytopathology in Oncology

  • Ritu Nayar
  • Geared towards the needs of clinicians, with extensive pathological–clinical correlation

  • Clear guidance on how to use and understand cytopathology in the diagnosis and exclusion of malignancy

  • Identification of the advantages and limitations of techniques?


Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jose Dutra, Ajit Paintal
    Pages 31-57
  3. Sara Zydowicz, Anjana Yeldandi, Kirtee Raparia
    Pages 59-82
  4. Deborah J. Chute, Marc Sarti, Kristen A. Atkins
    Pages 83-109
  5. Xiaoqi Lin, Srinadh Komanduri
    Pages 111-148
  6. Güliz A. Barkan, Eva M. Wojcik
    Pages 149-183
  7. Michael J. Thrall
    Pages 185-210
  8. Yi-Hua Chen, Yun Gong
    Pages 211-240
  9. Rosemary Tambouret
    Pages 241-272

About this book


In recent decades, cytopathology has assumed an increasing role in the primary diagnosis of mass lesions owing to its ability to provide rapid, non-invasive, and timely information. With cytopathology at the forefront of diagnosis and prognostication of neoplastic lesions, it is essential that physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of precancerous lesions and cancer have a clear understanding of specimen collection techniques, terminology for reporting, and outcomes in various diagnostic categories.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the role of cytology at various body sites. The diagnostic details covered are abbreviated in comparison with those in pathology texts. Instead, a more clinical approach is taken, with the focus on the advantages and limitations of techniques and the key features of entities that are important to clinicians. Pathological–clinical correlation is highlighted throughout the book, ensuring that it will be highly relevant for clinicians. In particular, physicians who deal with oncology patients will find it to be a rich source of guidance on how to use and understand cytopathology in the diagnosis and exclusion of malignancy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ritu Nayar
    • 1
  1. 1.Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cytopathology in Oncology
  • Editors Ritu Nayar
  • Series Title Cancer Treatment and Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cancer Treatment,Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-38849-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52440-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-38850-7
  • Series ISSN 0927-3042
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Medicine/Public Health, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews:

“This is a concise and easy to read overview of cytopathology in oncology for pathology residents and practitioners. … It is a compilation of both clinical and pathological information on tumors commonly encountered in each organ system. … I would highly recommend this book for its simple, organized layout and the broad scope of information it provides.” (Ransom Ellis, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)