Surgical oncology is now a recognized specialty in the US and several European countries, and cancer surgery takes up a significant part of any general surgeon’s workload. This thoroughly updated second edition of this bestseller is officially endorsed as a textbook for the syllabus and curriculum of the UEMS examination in Surgical Oncology, which is administered by ESSO (European Society for Surgical Oncology). The examination is for trainees at the end of training or established consultants seeking to expand their accreditation.

part |2 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

Cancer epidemiology

ByGurdeep S Mannu, Sarah C Darby

chapter 3|6 pages

Clinical trial design in surgical oncology

BySerge Evrard, Pippa Mckelvie-Sebileau

chapter 4|10 pages

A critical overview of screening for cancer

ByKarsten Juhl Jørgensen

chapter 5|12 pages

Principles of radiation therapy for surgeons

BySaskia Rademakers, Johan Bussink, Philip Poortmans

chapter 6|6 pages

Intraoperative radiotherapy

chapter 7|14 pages

Principles of systemic therapy for surgeons

BySusana Roselló, Valentina Gambardella, Juan Miguel Cejalvo, Andrés Cervantes

chapter 8|8 pages

Quality assurance in surgical oncology

ByMichel WJM Wouters

chapter 9|8 pages

Palliative care in surgical oncology

ByIain Lawrie, Mari Lloyd-Williams

chapter 10|12 pages

Communication and psychological needs of the cancer surgery patient

ByClare Byrne, Graeme J Poston

chapter 11|14 pages

Nutrition in cancer and cancer surgery

BySergio Sandrucci, Laura Esposito, Marco Braga

chapter 12|8 pages

Image-guided surgery

ByLeonora S F Boogerd, Henricus J M Handgraaf, Martin C Boonstra, Alexander L Vahrmeijer and Cornelis J H van de Velde

chapter 13|10 pages

The role of interventional radiology in the management of cancer patients

ByShahzad Ilyas, Tarun Sabharwal, Andy Adam

chapter 14|14 pages

Minimal access and robotic surgery

ByDomenico D’ugo, Alberto Biondi and Maria Carmen Lirosi

chapter 15|8 pages

Surgery for older cancer patients

chapter 16|6 pages

Cancer of unknown primary

ByNicholas Pavlidis