Critical Care Oncology

  • Joseph Varon
  • Robert E. FrommJr.

Abstract

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Enhanced critical care capabilities have contributed substantially to improved survival. Critical care may be needed on a short-term basis for the complications of the underlying malignancy or of aggressive antineoplastic therapy. Postoperative critical care has greatly facilitated major extirpative cancer surgery and is an implicit part of other approaches such as bone marrow transplantation.

Keywords

Influenza Doxorubicin Tamoxifen Glucocorticoid PGE2 

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Varon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert E. FrommJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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