Cancer in pregnancy : maternal and fetal risks / edited by G. Koren, M. Lishner, D. Farine
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 221 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Koren, Gideon, 1947-, Lishner, M. (Michael), and Farine, D. (Dan)
- 1. Cancer in pregnancy: identification of unanswered questions on maternal and fetal risks / G. Koren, M. Lishner and D. Zemlickis -- 2. The pregnant patient with malignant disease: maternal-fetal conflict / D. Farine and E.N. Kelly -- 3. Changes in drug disposition during pregnancy and their clinical implications / G. Koren -- 4. The role of the placenta in the biotransformation of carcinogenic compounds / L. Derewlany and G. Koren -- 5. Antepartum fetal monitoring in the oncologic patient / Y. Ezra and K. Panter -- 6. The Toronto Study Group: methodological notes / G. Koren, D. Zemlickis and M. Lishner -- 7. Motherisk: the process of counselling in reproductive toxicology / G. Koren and A. Pastuszak -- 8. Maternal and fetal outcome following breast cancer in pregnancy / D. Zemlickis, M. Lishner, P. Degendorfer, T. Panzarella, S.B. Sutcliffe and G. Koren.
- Cancer in pregnancy, although thankfully a relatively uncommon occurrence, presents physicians and their patients with a major dilemma. The urge to use the highest tolerable doses of chemotherapy, high doses of irradiation and surgery has to be weighed carefully against their risks to the unborn baby. This book is the very first to attempt to quantify these risks and provide physicians with a core of knowledge that will be very relevant to making sound clinical decisions in the face of sometimes conflicting interests. The volume evaluates the results of the Motherisk Program, which was set up specifically to address this problem, and reviews maternal and fetal outcomes from a sizeable database of the most common cases of cancer in pregnancy. In reviewing this program and the experience of others in this area, this volume sets out to create a clinically relevant tool for oncologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, perinatologists and neonatologists.
- 9780511663512 (ebook)
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