Evidence-Based Oncology

by Christopher B. Williams, Viven Bramwell, Xavier Bonfill, Jack Cuzick, Robin Grant, David Guthrie, Malcolm Mason, Peter Simmonds, Arun D. Singh, Rosalynne Weston, Hywel C. Williams

Series: Evidence-Based Medicine

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  • 1405140151
  • 9780727914392
  • 9781405140157
This is a book about using the best evidence to inform treatment decisions for people with cancer. It is written by oncologists for oncologists, using examples throughout to illustrate key points. The book starts off with a "toolbox" section, written in a way which will help those relatively new to the principles of evidence-based oncology to understand the key issues, and equip them with the basics of how to tell a good study from a bad one. The majority of the book then deals with an evidence-based summary of the common and important cancers in a structured and easy to read format around common patient scenarios and frequently asked questions. Whilst most of the evidence is based on randomised controlled trials, other studies are cited where appropriate eg when discussing adverse events. The unique accompanying book website will contain updates of new chapters and studies as they become available.


  • Written by leading world figures in the evidence-based movement
  • Includes free CD-ROM with PC eBook and sample PDA chapter
  • Methodology of reviewing and appraising evidence discussed in the context of cancer management
  • Clinical sections covering prevention and screening
  • Chapters on treatment of the individual major cancers review the current best available evidence to most frequently asked questions
  • Rigorously structured explicit searches, evidence of efficacy and harms, plus comment around clinical scenarios
  • Free-access update website keeping the text current and live: www.evidbasedoncology.com

  • Wiley; April 2008
  • ISBN: 9781405140157
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Evidence-Based Oncology
  • Series: Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Author: Christopher B. Williams (ed.); Viven Bramwell (ed.); Xavier Bonfill (ed.); Jack Cuzick (ed.); Robin Grant (ed.); David Guthrie (ed.); Malcolm Mason (ed.); Peter Simmonds (ed.); Arun D. Singh (ed.); Rosalynne Weston (ed.); Hywel C. Williams (ed.)
  • Imprint: BMJ Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1405140151
  • 9780727914392
  • 9781405140157

About The Author

Christopher B. Williams is Honorary Physician, St Mark's Hospital for Colorectal and Intestinal Disorders, London, UK.