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Medical oncologists are internists specializing in the care of the adult cancer patient. They frequently function as a primary care physician for patients with cancer. This chapter in Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist will review the practice of medical oncology and some general principles followed in the use of chemotherapy. Concepts including goals of chemotherapy treatment, evaluation of the effects of chemotherapy, integration of chemotherapy with other cancer treatments, and use of combinations of chemotherapy drugs will be covered.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
cancer, oncology, medical oncology, chemotherapy
Hematology | Neoplasms | Oncology
Liebmann J, Pieters RS . Principles of medical oncology. In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J, eds. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School; 2016. doi: 10.7191/cancer_concepts.1020. doi:10.7191/cancer_concepts.1020.
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