Physicians’ Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2019 PDF download

Physicians’ Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2019 PDF Free Download
Physicians’ Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2019 PDF

The development of effective drugs for the treatment of cancer represents a significant achievement beginning with the discovery of the antimetabolites and alkylating agents in the 1940s and 1950s. The success of that effort can be attributed in large measure to the close collaboration and interaction between basic scientists, synthetic organic chemists, pharmacologists, and clinicians. This tradition continues to flourish, especially as we now enter the world of pharmacogenomics, genomics, proteomics, and other omics science along with the rapid identification of new molecular targets for drug design and development. In this, our 19th edition, we have condensed and summarized a wealth of information on chemotherapeutic and biologic agents in current clinical practice into a reference guide that presents essential information in a practical and readable format. The primary indications, drug doses and schedules, toxicities, and special considerations for each agent have been expanded and revised to take into account new information that has been gathered over the past year. In this edition, we have included 13 new agents that have all been approved by the FDA within the past year and we have also updated new indications for previously approved agents. This drug manual is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 gives a brief overview of the key principles of cancer chemotherapy and reviews the clinical settings where chemotherapy is used. Chapter 2 reviews individual chemotherapeutic and biologic agents that are in current clinical use; these agents are presented in alphabetical order according to their generic name. In this chapter, specific details are provided regarding drug classification and category, key mechanisms of action and resistance, critical aspects of clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, clinical indications, special precautions and considerations, and toxicity

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Paperback: 694 pages
19 edition (December 21, 2018)
Language: English

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