n South African Journal of Surgery - Surgical Oncology : An Algorithmic Approach, edited by Theodore J. Sanclarides, Keith W. Millikan, Constantine V. Godellas : book review

Volume 43, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... Surgical Oncology: An Algorithmic Approach. Ed by Theodore J. Sanclarides, Keith W. Millikan, Constantine V. Godellas. Pp. xxix + 778. Hardcover. US$199. Heidelberg: Springer, 2003. ISBN 0-387-95201-2. This textbook covers most areas of interest to the surgeon treating patients with cancer. The authors are exclusively from the USA. Despite being multi-author in nature, each chapter has a similar layout. One might presume that by insisting on algorithms, a cookbook-type approach is advocated. The editors, however, stress that every patient's treatment needs to be individualised. Teamwork between all relevant health care personnel is emphasised. Most chapters are well referenced and up to date. If advanced diagnostic procedures are included in the algorithms, alternatives for those ..

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