Oncology Board Review: Blueprint Study Guide and Q&A is a concise, outline-based study guide covering the topics that appear on the Medical Oncology Certification Exam. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include new treatment regimens, clinical guidelines, and other updates impacting the field and reflected on the test.
The book includes all topics listed in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) blueprint as essential material for the Medical Oncology Certification Exam. The coverage spans all hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, beginning with the epidemiology, and followed by the etiology and risk factors of the disease, staging, signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria, indications for treatment, prognostic factors, treatment recommendations, and special considerations. Later chapters review other major subspecialty areas found on the exam including cancer genetics and tumor biology, supportive and palliative care, bone marrow transplantation, and biostatistics. Each chapter includes key points summarized in digestible bullets for easy recall and self-assessment. And, now containing over 230 board style questions with answers and detailed rationales, Oncology Board Review, Second Edition is the go-to, quick review for any trainee preparing for initial certification and for oncologists preparing for recertification.
Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Coverage extends across the range of major hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, and includes reviews of pharmacology, biostatistics, genetics and tumor biology, and survivorship and palliative care. The book covers all of the topics listed by the American Board of Internal Medicine as essential material for the Medical Oncology Board Examination. Each chapter is written by a fellow and edited by expert faculty and clinicians, and Flash Review includes key points summarized in bullet point form for easy recall. Question-based headings enable the reader to systematically review and assess his knowledge.
This study guide distills the must-know points of medical oncology into a single source for targeted board review, self-assessment, or handy quick reference.
Oncology Boards Flash Review features:Must-know points of medical oncology Coverage of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, pharmacology, biostatistics, genetics and tumor biology, and survivorship and palliative care Key points summarized in bullet form for easy recall Each chapter written by a fellow and edited by expert faculty and clinicians Useful tool for board review, self-assessment or, handy quick reference
A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity's darkest diagnosis.
In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease. Tripping over the Truth follows the story of cancer’s proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age to modern laboratories around the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots with profound therapeutic implications.
Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanity’s struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, Tripping over the Truth reads like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind-alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit, and fortitude. Ultimately, Christofferson arrives at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease.
For anyone affected by this terrifying disease and the physicians who struggle to treat it, this book provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting non-toxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer. These therapies may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation rather than all-out combat. In a sharp departure from the current “targeted” revolution occurring in cancer pharmaceuticals, the metabolic therapies highlighted have one striking feature that sets them apart—the potential to treat all types of cancer because they exploit the one weakness that is common to every cancer cell: dysfunctional metabolism.
With contributions from Thomas Seyfried, PhD, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease; Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, author of Keto for Cancer; and Beth Zupec Kania, consultant nutritionist of The Charlie Foundation.
For hematology and oncology fellows as well as practicing clinicians needing a refresher before taking MOC, this handy study guide provides succinct overviews of all blood disorders, syndromes and diseases with practice questions on the go. Each disorder or disease-based chapter provides the same structure for ease of use beginning with the epidemiology, and followed by the etiology and risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria, indications for treatment, prognostic factors, treatment recommendations, and special considerations. The authors provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, including well-established treatment regimens for a variety of blood disorders, including iron disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes, platelet and megakaryocytic disorders, hemostasis, thrombosis, and hematologic malignancies. Later chapters review other major subspecialty areas found on the exam including transfusion medicine and hematopoietic cell transplantation. With 200 board-style questions and answers with detailed rationales, Hematology Board Review is the go-to, quick review for any trainee preparing for initial certification and for hematologists or oncologists preparing for recertification.
Key Features:Includes 200 board-style questions and answers with rationalesProvides key point summaries of each topic area for quick study and easy recallThorough coverage of hematologic malignancies, blood disorders, transfusion medicine, hematopoietic cell transplantation, and standard treatment regimensTables providing key data and information related to staging, treatment options, and disease classifications