The second edition of this book serves both as an introductory and reference book focusing on the field of metastatic bone disease. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, this volume describes the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the formation of bone metastases, presents the newer advances made in the understanding of the clinical picture and symptoms of patients, analyses the role of bone markers in research and clinical practice and deals with all aspects of imaging modalities applied for the detection and evaluation of bone metastases. Moreover, the use of all available treatment methods, such as radiotherapy, surgery and systemic treatments for the management of patients with metastatic bone disease is discussed in detail. Overall this volume presents a thorough overview of all aspects of metastatic bone disease and provides a comprehensive and concise information resource for researchers, oncologists, orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians dealing with patients with metastatic bone disease.
Highly useful textbook that will be of value to all oncologists, clinicians and researchers dealing with advanced cancer and bone metastasesCovers all topics related to the diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical picture, treatment and therapeutic response of metastatic bone diseaseBook is an important niche for all professionals involved in cancer management to help ensure that the implementation of the variety of available treatments is done in the most effective and efficient mannerContributors are experts in the field of metastatic bone disease