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14 February 2017

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:38 AM by Beck Lockwood   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 6:25 AM ]
New publication in Problem Solving in Oncology series

A new book, which examines the latest advances in precision oncology, has been published by EBN Health. It includes material written by a number of investigators within the National Institute for Health Research Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Leeds and is part of an award-winning series that has been co-edited by Professor Peter Selby, Clinical Director of NIHR DEC Leeds.

Called Problem Solving through Precision Oncology, the book was published in collaboration with the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP).It is an evidence-based book that combines teaching chapters with real life case studies to provide readers with a specialist, hands-on learning tool that includes contributions from 76 experts in the field of oncology. The book discusses how precision oncology can offer the capability to personalise cancer treatments whilst considering the scientific and ethical challenges that this currently presents.

The Problem Solving in Oncology series of books are helping to advance and positively influence care in cancer patients. The third book in this series, ‘Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients’, also co-edited by Professor Selby, won a BMA medical book award in the oncology category in 2016.

The way these books are put together is unique. First a workshop is held where oncology experts, trainees and other stakeholders meet and discuss areas they believe to be in need of attention and further development. This process allows participants to agree content that most closely meets the needs of trainees and practitioners alike to improve cancer care. The use of case studies allows readers to gain a real life understanding of the uses and challenges that are involved in precision oncology.

You can purchase a copy of ‘Problem Solving throughPrecision Oncology’ here.