Oncologist and health economist Gary Lyman, MD, MPH, Co-director of the Hutchinson Institute of Cancer Outcomes Research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is the Editor of the second edition of the Oxford American Handbook of Oncology, published February 25, 2015, by Oxford University Press.
The textbook is designed to be an essential reference for medical students, residents, and clinical oncologists seeking a current resource on state-of-the-art cancer care. The reference aims to help guide clinical decision-making, from treatment choices to best-practice guidelines.
“This represents an updated and expanded edition of the handbook, which continues in the popular bulleted style that the Oxford handbooks have made popular across a range of medical disciplines,” said Dr. Lyman, a member of the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson.
The 864-page textbook covers cancer biology, genetics, prevention and screening, treatment complications, and supportive care. The handbook also provides background on molecular cancer biology, etiology, and epidemiology.
More than 50 oncology professionals contributed to the reference guide. ■