Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear spo- radically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by dividing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourina- ry cancer, pediatric oncology, etc.
Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.
1. Isoenzymes in Prostate Cancer.- Editorial Comment.- 2. Potency-Sparing Modification of Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy.- Editorial Comment.- 3. Ureteroscopic Resection of Upper Tract Urothelial Tumors.- Editorial Comment.- 4. Growth Factors in Urology.- Editorial Comment.- 5. Methods of Detecting Prostatic Tumors.- Editorial Comment.- 6. Oncogenes and Genitourinary Neoplasia.- Editorial Comment.- 7. Monoclonal Antibodies and Urologic Oncology: Antigenic Expression of Genitourinary Tumors.- Editorial Comment.- 8. LHRH Agonists and Antiandrogens in Prostate Cancer.- Editorial Comment.- 9. BCG Immunotherapy for Superficial Bladder Cancer.- Editorial Comment.- 10. Expectant Management of Stage A Nonseminomatous Testicular Tumors.- Editorial Comment.- 11. The Role of Flow Cytometry in Urologic Oncology.- Editorial Comment.- 12. Approaches to the Treatment of Renal Cell Cacinoma.- Editorial Comment.