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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 220

Practical Clinical Oncology


General and GI Surgeon, Shakuntala Memorial Hospital and Suchak Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Date of Web Publication23-Apr-2014

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lalit Kapoor
General and GI Surgeon, Shakuntala Memorial Hospital and Suchak Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.131447

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Kapoor L. Practical Clinical Oncology. J Can Res Ther 2014;10:220

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Kapoor L. Practical Clinical Oncology. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 15];10:220. Available from: http://www.cancerjournal.net/text.asp?2014/10/1/220/131447


Author : Praful Desai
Publisher: JAYPEE Brothers Medical Publishers pvt ltd
Price: 3995
Year of Publication: 1 st ed 2014







Clinical Oncology is a book that has been published not a day too soon. It is a book that was waiting to happen and who better to put it together than one of India's most illustrious Oncosurgeons Dr. Praful Desai.

Practical Clinical Oncology fills up a void and meets a long-standing need. Its most striking feature is that it offers you a 360΀ view, and a ring-side seat of the epic war on the Emperor of All Maladies!

It covers all conceivable practical aspects of the disease through the filtered wisdom of the various eminent contributing authors, most of whom have spent a lifetime in dealing with this "fascinating but frustrating" disease. The book covers the past, present, and future of the disease. Its wide canvas ranges from the good old bed-side issues to the mind-boggling cutting-edge technology now available.

The reader of the book, especially the one working outside the academic and tertiary centers, couldn't have asked for more from the book: Demographics of the disease in this country, Various modalities of treatment, and importantly, their timing; judicious application of evidence based medicine; standard of care; role of genomics; the raging controversies in the treatment of the disease; the need to probe alternative medicine scientifically; nanotechnology, palliative care, and even quality-of-life and end-of-life issues. You have it all in one breath-taking comprehensive volume!

And running through the book, like a thread, is a ray of hope that "the human mind will unravel the enigma of cancer" and that the ultimate destination is "the conquest of mortality." One cannot escape being affected by the almost evangelical passion and dedication of Dr. Praful Desai as conveyed by his various comments. "To understand cancer," he says, "is to understand life itself."

Practical Clinical Oncology is a labor of love which needs to be on the shelf of every practicing doctor.




 

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