Breast Cancer: Essentials for Clinicians was developed for young oncologists and busy oncologists who would like to learn the basics of breast cancer management today. It provides the most important information in a concise, clear and accessible way, with informative figures and tables. Section A, entitled “What every oncologist should know”, summarises how diagnosis, staging and treatment of breast cancer (in situ to invasive, early to metastatic disease) should be done, highlighting the crucial role of multidisciplinary and specialised care for patients with this malignancy.
The respective roles of pathology, surgery, radiation and systemic therapies are detailed. This information is built upon and complemented in section B, that provides more advanced knowledge about prognostic and predictive markers, genetic counselling and testing, new targets and new drugs, and management of specific clinical situations such as young, elderly and male breast cancer patients. Its visual and interactive format enables the reader to easily assimilate the information, and provides a strong backbone of knowledge about the most common type of cancer responsible for half a million deaths per year worldwide.