Leukaemia and Myeloma: Essentials for Clinicians

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Leukaemia and Myeloma: Essentials for Clinicians, edited by the internationally recognised experts Drs Veronika Ballová, Michele Ghielmini and Meletios-Athanassios Dimopoulos is an asset for clinicians dealing with haematological malignancies and will them help to care for patients in an optimal way. This book presents basic knowledge as well as deeper insight into novel therapeutic developments, in the context of tremendous progress, not only in understanding the biology but also in the clinical management of haematological malignancies.Besides acute leukaemias and multiple myeloma, this volume also covers chronic myeloid leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms and amyloidosis, thereby providing a comprehensive overview about leukaemias and myeloma as well as related or associated diseases. It informs the reader about biology, classification and treatment, including symptomatic therapy and management of complications.The concept to divide information into “What every oncologist/haematologist should know” and “More advanced knowledge” will address young as well as advanced haematologists/oncologists.

The content of this Essentials for Clinicians on Leukaemia and Myeloma is restricted to ESMO members only.

Part A: What Every Oncologist Should Know

Chapter 1 – Diagnosis and classification of leukaemias

Chapter 2 – Acute myeloid leukaemia

Chapter 3 – Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Chapter 4 – Chronic myeloid leukaemia

Chapter 5 – Myelodysplastic syndromes

Chapter 6 – Classification, diagnosis and response assessment of myeloma

Chapter 7 – Newly diagnosed myeloma, transplant-eligible patients

Chapter 8 – Newly diagnosed myeloma, transplant-ineligible patients

Chapter 9 – Relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma

Chapter 10 – Symptomatic therapy and management of complications in myeloma

Part B: More advanced knowledge

Chapter 11 – Molecular biology of leukaemia

Chapter 12 – Molecular biology of myeloma

Chapter 13 – Allogeneic transplantation and graft-versus-host disease

Chapter 14 – Myeloproliferative neoplasms other than chronic myeloid leukaemia: essential thrombocythaemia, polycythaemia vera and myelofibrosis

Chapter 15 – Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases

Chapter 16 – New drugs and novel treatment strategies in acute leukaemia

Chapter 17 – New drugs and novel treatment strategies in multiple myeloma treatment

Chapter 18 – Systemic immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis