The Drug Information Handbook for Oncology is designed to meet the needs of all oncology professionals involved in prescribing, preparing and administering therapy. This edition contains 320 drug monographs and 455 chemotherapy regimens, cross-referenced and organized in a concise, uniform format. Valuable supporting information is included in the Appendix, Special Topics section and the Pharmacologic Category Index.
The content of the Drug Information Handbook for Oncology is presented in tabbed sections and organized like a dictionary for ease-of-use. Medications are located by generic name, with each monograph including up to 48 unique fields of information. The Chemotherapy Regimens section provides a comprehensive presentation of cancer chemotherapy regimens, listed alphabetically by regimen name (acronym). An index also lists regimens by indication. The Special Topics sections reviews cancer-related issues such as venous thromboembolism in the cancer patient, chronic pain management (cancer), hospice (end of life) care, palliative care medicine (cancer), hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, management of infections, and safe handling of hazardous drugs.
Updates to this edition
18 New Drug Monographs
35 New Chemotherapy Regimens
53 New Variations within the Regimens
New Special Topics:
Venous Thromboembolism in the Cancer Patient
Oral Anticoagulant Comparison Chart
Oral Antiplatelet Comparison Chart
Special Topic Updates:
Common Toxicity Criteria
Chemotherapy and Obesity
Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs (with 2012 NIOSH updates)
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