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ESMO Handbook of Oncological Emergencies

2016 ESMO Handbook of Oncological Emergencies

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In 2010 ESMO decided to structure its educational material into disease-oriented books (“Essentials for Clinicians”), while reviewing the more general topics (such as anti-cancer drugs, special clinical situations, nutrition, prevention, etc) in the “Handbook” series.

The previous edition of the Handbook of Oncological Emergencies was prepared by the ESMO Young Oncologists Group, which produced an excellent and very successful book, published in 2005.

As this needed to be updated and extended, the Publishing Working Group took over this task. Professor Mariano Provencio Pulla from Madrid and Aude Galli at the ESMO Office carried out the task to co-ordinate the review, involving former or new authors to update their chapters, introducing new chapters and restructuring the table of contents.

I am very grateful to both of them for the immense work of reading and re-reading the texts, asking the authors to add or correct where it was needed, so that an oeuvre has now been produced which will again be very useful for all European oncologists.

I also thank all the young authors and their senior tutors who helped complete the work on time for publication.

Professor Michele Ghielmini - Chair of the Publishing Working Group 2012–2015

Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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