Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

  • Hans-Jörg Senn
  • Agnes Glaus
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. B. Roos
      Pages 1-1
  3. News in Managing Cancer Pain

  4. Antiemetics and Cancer Chemotherapy

  5. Managing Visceral Obstructions

  6. Hematopoietic Growth Factors and Cancer Therapy

    1. R. Mertelsmann, F. M. Rosenthal, A. Lindemann, F. Herrmann
      Pages 121-140
    2. H. Anderson, H. Gurney, N. Thatcher, R. Swindell, J. H. Scarffe, J. Weiner
      Pages 155-161
    3. A. Ganser, A. Lindemann, G. Seipelt, O. G. Ottmann, M. Eder, F. Herrmann et al.
      Pages 162-172
  7. Vascular Access Problems and Implantable Devices

    1. U. Laffer, M. Dürig, H. R. Bloch, J. Landmann
      Pages 189-197
    2. B. Horisberger, M. Sagmeister, L. Schmid
      Pages 223-232
  8. Nutrition and the Cancer Patient

    1. P. Schlag, C. Decker-Baumann
      Pages 233-248
    2. G. Ollenschläger, B. Viell, W. Thomas, K. Konkol, B. Bürger
      Pages 249-259
    3. R. Fietkau, H. Iro, D. Sailer, R. Sauer
      Pages 269-282
    4. W. F. Jungi
      Pages 286-292
  9. Psychosocial Support in Oncology

    1. S. Porchet-Munro
      Pages 313-320
  10. Infections in Cancer Patients

  11. Support in Agonizing Conditions

  12. Optimizing Palliative Cancer Care

About these proceedings


The second international symposium on "Supportive Care in Cancer Patients" took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange "gap" between "curative" and "palliative" cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain "supportive" for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage­ dependent minority.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jörg Senn
    • 1
  • Agnes Glaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik CKantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84140-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84138-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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